WBB Game Notes: Minnesota

• Iowa broke the WBB all-time attendance record for a single game with 55,646 on hand for the Crossover at Kinnick exhibition against DePaul.
• Iowa advanced to its first National Championship appearance in program history in 2023.
• Gabbie Marshall became the first Iowa women’s basketball player to register 200+ 3-pointers made and 200+ steals in a career.
• Iowa has two AP Top 20 wins this season.
• UI is off to its fifth 12-1 start under Lisa Bluder.
• The Hawkeyes won the 2023 Gulf Coast Showcase in Estero, Fla., with three games in three days. Clark was named the Tournament MVP.
• Since 2008, Bluder’s teams own a 234-43 record inside of Carver-Hawkeye Arena. In that stretch, the Hawkeyes have posted three undefeated seasons at home.
• Over the last nine years, Iowa has dropped the second-fewest regular season home games in the Big Ten.
• Iowa’s 2023-24 roster is comprised of two fifth-year, one graduate, one senior, five juniors, three sophomores, and two freshmen. Four Hawkeyes are Iowa natives, four from Illinois, two from Michigan, and one each from Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska, Ohio.
• Six Big Ten regular-season games will be on a nationally broadcast platform (either NBC or FOX), the most in conference history. The Hawkeyes are featured in four of the sixcontests – Indiana (Jan. 13/FOX), at Ohio State (Jan. 21/NBC), at Maryland (Feb. 3/FOX),Ohio State (March 3/FOX).
• Iowa WBB has helped sellout or break an attendance record in 25 of 32 games this season. Tickets are available to catch the Hawkeyes against Purdue, Ohio State, Maryland, Nebraska, and Indiana. All of which are on the road. UI helped set attendance records at OSU, Nebraska, and Indiana a season ago.
• The Hawkeyes had a nation’s best six wins against AP Top 10 opponents last season.
• For the first time in the Bluder era, the Hawkeyes knocked off an AP Top 10 team in the month of November. It has only occurred one other time in school history.
• Bluder owns a 506-250 (.668) record and a 248-141 (.637) conference mark at Iowa. In her 39 seasons as a head coach, Bluder is 862-392 (.687).

The fourth-ranked Hawkeyes will host Minnesota on Dec. 30 for its second Big Ten Conference game of the season. Tip-off is set for 1 p.m. (CT) inside a sold-out Carver-Hawkeye Arena in Iowa City, Iowa.

• Saturday’s contest will air on the BTN and on the Hawkeye Radio Network.

• Rob Brooks and Tiffany Reedy will call the action on the Hawkeye Radio Network. A link to the broadcast is available on the women’s basketball schedule page on hawkeyesports.com.
• Brooks is in his eighth year as the play-by-play announcer for the Iowa women’s basketball team. He has been Iowa football’s sideline reporter since 2004. Brooks has called seven different Iowa sports on radio or television.
• Reedy will begin her first full season providing color for radio with the Iowa women’s basketball program.
• Reedy was four-year letter winner from 2002-06 at Iowa and is a native of Dysart, Iowa.

• Iowa leads the all-time series, 56-27.
• Iowa is 9-1 in the last 10 meetings with the Gophers.
• Iowa currently holds a 33-8 series advantage in games played in Iowa City against the Golden Gophers. The Hawkeyes have won the last 13 in a row played at home against Minnesota. The Gophers are in search of their first series road win against Iowa since pulling out an 80-78 (OT) overtime victory on Jan. 14, 2007.
• The first ever meeting between Minnesota and Iowa was played in Iowa City on Dec. 6, 1974, with the Hawkeyes capturing a 55-33 victory.

• Clark is one double-double shy of reaching the Big Ten’s top-10 list for most career double-doubles in a career. (48)
• Marshall (140) and Martin (138) are eyeing Monika Czinano’s games played record. (162)
• Marshall is second and Martin is tied for fifth nationally in most games played among active players.
• Clark needs five assists to surpass Sam Logic to be Iowa’s all-time leader in dimes.
• Iowa is 6-3 when Clark records 40 or more points.
• Clark has 49 career games with 25+ points, 5+ assists, and 5+ rebounds. (NCAA Best)
• Over the last 25 seasons, no has recorded more 30+ point games in men’s or women’s college basketball than Clark. (43)
• Sydney Affolter has recorded five or more rebounds in seven games this season.
• Since Iowa’s loss to K-State, the Hawkeyes are averaging 94.2 ppg over the last eight games.
• Kate Martin has scored 10+ points in eight of the last nine games.
• The Hawkeyes are off to its eighth 12-1 start in program history.
• Bluder has led Iowa to four 12-1 starts, which is a program-high.
• Clark is 106 assists from becoming the first men’s or women’s college basketball player to register 3,000+ points, 1,000+ assists, and 750+ rebounds in a career.
• Clark has three career triple-doubles of the 35-point variety. All other players in women’s college basketball history have four.
• Caitlin Clark, surpassed Jerica Coley to become the NCAA’s seventh alltime leading scorer.

• Minnesota owns an 11-1 overall record this season
• The Golden Gophers are currently riding an eight-game win streak.
• The ‘U’ has posted three of its top five largest margins of victory this season with the 55-point win over Lindenwood being the fourth-largest in program history.
• Maggie Czinano’s double double against Lindenwood (12 points, 10 rebounds) is the first of her career. She is the sister of former Iowa great, Monika Czinano.
• Minny defeated Drake this year in double OT, 94-88.
• Minnesota is tied for the youngest team in the Big Ten with Wisconsin with 10 underclassmen (does not include redshirts in their third year of college).
• Despite the youth on the team, the Gophers still return 55.9 percent of their scoring from last year’s team.