No. 4 Hawkeyes Fly Past Golden Gophers

IOWA CITY, Iowa – The fourth-ranked Iowa women’s basketball team hosted their first Big Ten game this season defeating Minnesota, 94-71, on Saturday afternoon inside a sold-out Carver-Hawkeye Arena. Iowa improved to 13-1 this season and 2-0 in conference play.

All-American Caitlin Clark finished with 35 points, five rebounds, and ten assists. The West Des Moines, Iowa, native has recorded 904 assists to become Iowa’s all-time assist leader and Big Ten all-time assist leader.

Sophomore Hannah Stuelke had nearly a double-double with 19 points and eight rebounds going nine-of-10 from the field. Kate Martin also scored double digits with 13 points and six rebounds.

The Hawkeyes lead the Gophers, 25-12, after the first quarter. Clark led all scorers with 12 points followed by Stuelke and Sydney Affolter with four points apiece. The Hawkeyes grabbed 28 rebounds in the first half compared to Minnesota’s 15. Clark, Martin, and Stuelke all recorded double digits figures going into the third quarter.

Iowa ran away with it in the second half shooting 61.5% from the field and 50% from three. Clark scored five triples in the second half. Iowa scored three layups in the row in midst of the fourth quarter to solidify the win.

Iowa led for the entirety of the matchup. Every available player recorded minutes in today’s matchup.

– The Hawkeyes are off to their seventh 13-1 start in program history.
– Head Coach Lisa Bluder has led Iowa to three 13-1 starts.
– Iowa last started 13-1 in the 2017-18 season.
– National Player of the Year candidate, Caitlin Clark, is the first Division-I player to record 3,000+ points, 900+ assists, and 800+ rebounds in a career.
– Clark became the Big Ten’s and Iowa’s all-time leader in assists, eclipsing, Sam Logic and Sam Prahalis (Ohio State).
– Clark is now the NCAA’s fifth all-time leading scorer.
– It was her 49th career double-double, she is now Top 10 on the Big Ten’s all-time list.
– Clark has 50 career games with 25+ points, 5+ assists, and 5+ rebounds. (NCAA Best)
– Clark has registered 25+ points, 5+ assists, and 5+ rebounds in eight consecutive games which is the longest active streak nationally.
– Clark is now the all-time leader in 30+ point performances in men’s and women’s college basketball over the last 25 seasons. (44)
– Clark has scored 20+ points in 99-of-114 career games which is the most in program history.
– Kate Martin has scored 10+ points in nine out of the last 10 games.
– Hannah Stuelke netted 19 points and eight rebounds. (9-10 FG)
– The Hawkeyes have won the last 14 in a row played at home against Minnesota.
– Iowa had three players register double figures.
– Iowa is currently riding a Big Ten-best 10-game winning streak.
– Clark kept her alive streak of 72 consecutive games making a 3-point basket. (NCAA best)
– Since 2020-21, Iowa has scored 80+ points on 88 occasions which is the best nationally.
– Since 2020-21, Iowa has scored 90+ points 44 times which is also the best nationally.
– Marks Iowa’s 10th win this season by 20+ points.
– Iowa is 10-1 in the last 11 meetings with the Gophers.
– UI snapped Minnesota’s eight-game win streak.
– Iowa owns the longest active streak in the AP Top 5 at nine consecutive weeks.
– 13 of Iowa women’s basketball’s 15 all-time sellout crowds inside Carver-Hawkeye Arena have happened in the last three seasons, with the other two coming in 1985 and 1988.
– Clark is now the all-time leading scorer in the state of Iowa in Division-I college basketball history.

“It was a good way to start Big Ten season up again. Really happy with the way we came out and executed. I thought our team was really focused. They knew the scout really well. I thought we took advantage of some things we really were trying to stress with our team.”

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The fourth-ranked Hawkeyes will return home to face Michigan State on Jan. 2. Tip-off is set for 8 p.m. (CT) inside a sold-out Carver-Hawkeye Arena. The game will broadcast on Peacock (subscription required) and the Hawkeye Radio Network.