No. 4 Hawkeyes Knock Out Scarlet Knights

New Brunswick, NJ – The fourth-ranked Iowa women’s basketball team defeated Rutgers, 103-69, on Friday night inside Jersey Mike’s Arena. It was the first sellout for Rutgers women’s basketball since 2006. Iowa improved to 15-1 on the season and 4-0 in Big Ten play.

All-American Caitlin Clark recorded her third triple-double this season leading scoring with 29 points, 10 rebounds, and 10 assists. It was her 14th career triple-double.

Five Hawkeyes recorded double digit points. Kate Martin registered double digits in the first half finishing with 17 points, seven rebounds, and five assists. Gabbie Marshall finished with 12 points, and Sydney Affolter and Hannah Stuelke each scored 10 points apiece.

Clark recorded nine points and Molly Davis went 2-for-2 from three in the first quarter to aid the Hawkeyes in the early lead. Iowa outrebounded the Scarlet Knights, 31-13, in the first half to head into halftime with a 55-30, advantage.

It was more of the same in the second half as Iowa outscored Rutgers, 26-16, in the third quarter, shooting 62.5% from the field. Iowa closed out the game going on a 7-0 run midst of the fourth quarter.

It was Iowa’s fifth 100-point outing and 11th 20+ point victory of the season. It is also the first time in the Lisa Bluder era the Hawkeyes have started 15-1.

– No. 4 Iowa (15-1, 4-0) defeated Rutgers (6-11, 0-4), 103-69, inside a sold-out Jersey Mike’s Arena on Friday night.
– Iowa last started 15-1 in the 1995-96 season.
– It was her 50th career double-double, she is No. 10 on the Big Ten’s all-time list. She leads all Big Ten active players in career double-doubles.
– Clark has 51 career games with 25+ points, 5+ assists, and 5+ rebounds. (NCAA Best)
– UI has won five straight against Rutgers.
– It was the first Rutgers women’s basketball sellout at Jersey Mike’s Arena since 2006.
– Iowa is the first Big Ten Conference team to notch a sold-out arena in Piscataway.
– After dropping the first two meetings, Iowa is 13-1 against RU in the last 14 matchups.
– Sydney Affolter notched her first career double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds.
– Gabbie Marshall registered a season-high 3-point field goal percentage. (57%)
– Clark has scored 20+ points in 101-of-116 career games which is the most in program history.
– Kate Martin has scored 10+ points in nine of the last 11 games.
– Martin was in triple-double territory and finished with 17 points, seven assists, and five boards.
– Iowa is currently riding a Big Ten-best 12-game winning streak.
– Since 2020-21, Iowa has scored 80+ points on 89 occasions which is the best nationally.
– The Hawkeyes have scored 80+ points in 11 contests this year.
– Since 2020-21, Iowa has scored 90+ points 45 times which is also the best nationally.
– Fifth 100-point outing of the season for the Hawks.
– Marks Iowa’s 11th win this season by 20+ points.
– In the first quarter, Iowa assisted on 11-of-12 baskets.
– Sixth time Iowa has scored 50+ points at halftime this year.
– Iowa is 13-4 in the last 17 true road games.
– Clark kept her alive streak of 74 consecutive games making a 3-point basket. (NCAA best)
– Clark is the first Division-I player to record 3,000+ points, 900+ assists, and 800+ rebounds in a career.
– Iowa has won its last eight against Big Ten foes.
– Iowa owns the longest active streak in the AP Top 5 at 10 consecutive weeks.
– Clark is the NCAA’s fifth all-time leading scorer.

“First off, we want to recognize the people in Perry, Iowa that are struggling in their community. We’ve been thinking about them a lot and sending prayers their way. I’m really glad Iowa could be here on the night that they are recognizing —. I thought we played very well in tonight’s game. I thought we were in control mentally and physically the whole night.”

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The fourth-ranked Hawkeyes will hit the road to face Purdue on Jan. 10. Tip-off is set for 7 p.m. (CT) inside Mackey Arena. The game will broadcast on Peacock (subscription required) and the Hawkeye Radio Network.