Hawkeyes Down Boilermakers in Mackey

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – The third-ranked Iowa women’s basketball team earned another Big Ten victory on Wednesday night, defeating Purdue, 96-71, inside a sold-out Mackey Arena. Iowa improved to 16-1 this season and 5-0 in conference play.

All-American Caitlin Clark recorded back-to-back triple doubles leading scoring with 26 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists. It was her fourth this season and 15th career triple-double.

Four other Hawkeyes recorded double digit points against the Boilermakers. Kate Martin neared a double-double, scoring 15 points and eight rebounds, while Sydney Affolter ended with 14 points and six rebounds. Gabbie Marshall sank four 3-pointers for the Hawkeyes, contributing 12 points, and Hannah Stuelke finished with 10 points.

Despite a 9-0 Purdue run early in the first quarter, Clark drilled three triples in the first quarter to aid the Hawkeyes to a 29-18 lead after the first period. The Hawkeyes shot 61.3 percent from the field and 50 percent from the three-point line in the first half, outscoring the Boilermakers 51-37 going into halftime.

It was more of the same for the Hawkeyes the rest of the way, as Iowa led the entirety of the second half. Purdue went on a five-point run at the beginning of the fourth quarter, but the Hawkeyes finished strong, closing out the game on a 9-0 run. Iowa out-rebounded Purdue 23-12 in the second half.

– No. 3 Iowa (16-1, 5-0) defeated Purdue (9-6, 2-2), 96-71, inside a sold-out Mackey Arena on Wednesday night.
– The Hawkeyes are off to their fifth 16-1 start in program history.
– Iowa is off to its best start in the Lisa Bluder era.
– Iowa last started 16-1 in the 1995-96 season.
– Clark has now registered back-to-back triple double performances. (Rutgers)
– It was her 51st career double-double, she is No. 9 on the Big Ten’s all-time list. She leads all Big Ten active players in career double-doubles.
– Clark has 52 career games with 25+ points, 5+ assists, and 5+ rebounds. (NCAA Best)
– UI has won eight straight against Purdue.
– Iowa is 5-0 on the road on this season.
– The Hawkeyes are 5-0 for the first time in Big Ten play since the 2003-04 season.
– In the first quarter, Iowa tied a program record with seven made 3-point field goals.
– Sydney Affolter has recorded back-to-back double digit scoring games for the first time in her career.
– Gabbie Marshall has netted four or more 3-point baskets in back-to-back games for the first time this season.
– Marshall is 8-for-15 from deep in her last two games (53.3%).
– Clark has scored 20+ points in 102-of-117 career games which is the most in program history.
– Kate Martin has scored 10+ points in 10 of the last 12 games.
– Iowa is currently riding a Big Ten-best 13-game winning streak.
– Since 2020-21, Iowa has scored 80+ points on 90 occasions which is the best nationally.
– The Hawkeyes have scored 80+ points in 13 contests this year.
– Since 2020-21, Iowa has scored 90+ points 46 times which is also the best nationally.
– Clark has scored 25+ points, 5+ assists, and 5+ rebounds in 10 out of the last 11 games.
– Marks Iowa’s 12th win this season by 20+ points.
– Iowa snapped Purdue’s three-game winning streak.
– Seventh time Iowa has scored 50+ points at halftime this year.
– Iowa is 14-4 in the last 18 true road games.
– Clark kept her alive streak of 75 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 nine against Big Ten foes.
– Iowa owns the longest active streak in the AP Top 5 at 11 consecutive weeks.
– Clark is the NCAA’s fifth all-time leading scorer.

“Glad to come in here and get a good win against a team that was undefeated on their home court coming into this. I love that we had five people in double figures. Caitlin again, had a triple double, and I thought Syd came in a did a really good job off the bench. Gabbie shot the three really well, and I really thought we boarded well. It was a nice all-around game for us.”

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The third-ranked Hawkeyes will host No. 14 Indiana on Jan. 13. Tip-off is set for 7 p.m. (CT) inside a sold-out Carver-Hawkeye Arena. The game will broadcast nationally on FOX and the Hawkeye Radio Network.