No. 3 Iowa Throttles No. 14 Indiana

IOWA CITY, Iowa – The third-ranked Iowa women’s basketball team downed No. 14 Indiana, 84-57, in a primetime conference matchup inside a sold-out Carver-Hawkeye Arena on Saturday night. Iowa improved to 17-1 on the season and 6-0 in conference play.

All-American Caitlin Clark registered a game-high 30 points, 11 assists, and five rebounds. Molly Davis eclipsed her career-best in points in a Hawkeye uniform with 18, and Kate Martin played a key role on defense grabbing a career high 12 boards finishing with a double-double adding 10 points. Gabbie Marshall finished with 12 points shooting 4-7 from three.

It was a back-and-forth game in the first quarter with the Hawkeyes leading 19-17 after one. Indiana was able to tie it up at 19 at the start of the second, but the Hawkeyes took control leading through the rest of the quarter. Davis made back-to-back layups followed by back-to-back three by Clark at the end of the second to give Iowa the 43-37, lead going into halftime.

The Hawkeyes came out of halftime on a 11-2 run. Clark led the quarter with 10 points as Iowa outscored the Hoosiers 22-11, in the third to give them their biggest lead of the game, a 17-point margin, going into the fourth. Iowa continued its run through the fourth outscoring Indiana 19-9, to close out the game.

– No. 3 Iowa (17-1, 6-0) defeated No. 14 Indiana (14-2, 5-1), 84-57, inside a sold-out Carver-Hawkeye Arena on Saturday night.
– The Hawkeyes are off to their fourth 17-1 start in program history.
– Iowa is off to its best start in the Lisa Bluder era.
– Iowa last started 17-1 in the 1995-96 season.
– National Player of the Year candidate, Caitlin Clark, registered 30 points, 11 assists, and five rebounds.
– It was Clark’s 46th career game with 30+ points in her career, the most in Iowa women’s basketball history.
– It was her 52nd career double-double, she is tied for seventh on the Big Ten’s all-time list. She leads all Big Ten active players in career double-doubles.
– Clark has 53 career games with 25+ points, 5+ assists, and 5+ rebounds. (NCAA Best)
– UI has won 14 straight games.
– Iowa is 7-1 at home this season.
– Iowa is 3-0 against AP Top-25 teams.
– 15 of Iowa’s 17 all-time sellouts at Carver-Hawkeye Arena have happened in the last three seasons.
– The Hawkeyes are 6-0 for the first time in Big Ten play since the 1995-96 season.
– Molly Davis registered her fourth double figure game in scoring this year.
– Gabbie Marshall has netted four or more 3-point baskets in back-to-back-to-back games for the first time this season.
– Marshall is 12-for-22 in her last three games.
– Clark has scored 20+ points in 103-of-118 career games which is the most in program history.
– Kate Martin has scored 10+ points in 11 of the last 13 games.
– Martin notched her fourth career double-double.
– Martin is the 43rd Hawkeye in program history to eclipse 1,000-career points.
– Iowa is currently riding a Big Ten-best 14-game winning streak.
– Since 2020-21, Iowa has scored 80+ points on 91 occasions which is the best nationally.
– The Hawkeyes have scored 80+ points in 14 contests this year.
– Clark has scored 25+ points, 5+ assists, and 5+ rebounds in 11 out of the last 12 games.
– Iowa has won five out of the last six against Indiana.
– The Hawkeyes held the Hoosiers to 11 points in the third quarter.
– Iowa snapped Indiana’s 13-game winning streak.
– Iowa is 15-1 when leading at halftime.
– Clark kept her alive streak of 76 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 10 against Big Ten foes.
– Iowa owns the longest active streak in the AP Top 5 at 11 consecutive weeks.

“That second half I thought was beautiful. I thought our players really played well together, defensively and offensively. I think everybody knows what this team can do offensively, but tonight they did the job defensively as well.”

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The third-ranked Hawkeyes will host Wisconsin on Jan. 16. 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.