WBB Game Notes: Purdue

• 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.
• 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.
• 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 first 15-1 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 236-43 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 six contests – 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 28 of 32 games this season. Tickets are available to catch the Hawkeyes against Ohio State and Nebraska. 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 509-250 (.670) record and a 251-141 (.639) conference mark at Iowa. In her 39 seasons as a head coach, Bluder is 865-392 (.689).

The fourth-ranked Hawkeyes will travel to Purdue on Jan. 10. Tip-off is set for 7 p.m. (CT)inside Mackey Arena in West Lafayette, Indiana.

• Wednesday’s contest will air on the Peacock (subscription required) and 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.

• This will be the 79th meeting between the two programs.
• Iowa leads the all-time series, 45-33
• The Hawkeyes swept Purdue last season. Iowa won at Carver-Hawkeye Arena (83-68) and in the Big Ten Tournament Quarterfinals (69-58) in Minneapolis, Minnesota en route to its fourth BTT Title under Bluder.
• Iowa has won the last seven matchups.
• The last time UI fell at Mackey Arena, was in the 2018-19 season.

• Clark is now a part Big Ten’s top-10 list for most career double-doubles in a career (50). She leads active Big Ten players.
• Marshall (143) and Martin (141) are eyeing Monika Czinano’s games played record. (162)
• Iowa is 7-3 when Clark records 40 or more points.
• Clark has 51 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. (45)
• In four out of the last five games, Hannah Stuelke has scored 15+ points and shot 60% or better from the floor.
• Kate Martin has scored 10+ points in nine of the last 11 games.
• The Hawkeyes are off to their fifth 15-1 start in program history.
• First 15-1 start in the Lisa Bluder era.
• The road has not been a daunting task to date for Iowa. They come into Wednesday’s matchup a perfect 4-0 in true road contests in 2023-24. The Hawkeyes have won those initial contests by an average margin of 24 points per contest. They have posted a 13-4 record in their last 17 true road contests played overall.
• While not known as defensive demons, the Hawkeyes have made some strides on that end in the early going. They were allowing 66.6 ppg on the season, the fifth highest mark in the B1G entering Wednesday’s matchup with Purdue. However, that is nearly 6.0 ppg less than what Iowa surrendered a season ago (71.8 ppg).
• Clark has three career triple-doubles of the 35-point variety. All other players in women’s college basketball history have four.
• Caitlin Clark is the NCAA’s fifth all-time leading scorer.
• Clark has registered 25+ points, 5+ assists, and 5+ rebounds in nine out of the last 10 games.
• Iowa is currently riding a Big Ten-best 12-game winning streak.

• The Boilermakers own a 9-5, (2-1) overall record this season.
• Purdue is riding a three-game winning streak.
• Purdue traveled to Maryland over the weekend but the game was postponed due to a leak in the ceiling of the XFinity Center.
• The Boilermakers moved to 2-1 in Big Ten play with back-to-back wins over Wisconsin and Rutgers. Purdue tallied 83 points per game and committed just 22 giveaways, while the defense surrendered 63 points per game over the last two outings.
• Purdue leads the Big Ten in scoring defense at 62 points per league game. The Boilermakers have held nine teams to 60 or fewer points, good for second in the Big Ten and tied for 14th nationally. Since Purdue’s season opener at UCLA, opponents have scored just 59.9 points per game.
• The Boilers are 8-0 at home this year.