No. 2 Hawkeyes Blowout Badgers, 96-50

IOWA CITY, Iowa – The second-ranked Iowa women’s basketball team defeated Wisconsin, 96-50, on Tuesday night inside a sold-out Carver-Hawkeye Arena. Iowa improved to 18-1 on the season and 7-0 in conference play.

All-American, Caitlin Clark, recorded a team-high 32 points, seven rebounds, and five assists. Kate Martin shot 62.5% from the field registering 16 points and five rebounds. Clark, became the NCAA’s fourth all-time leading scorer surpassing Baylor’s Brittany Greiner.

Wisconsin went on a 6-0 run to start the game, but it was short lived as Iowa responded with a 7-0 run. The Hawkeyes shot nearly 50 percent from three in the first half while going on a 13-0, run midst of the second quarter to going into halftime with a 46-30, advantage.

Iowa kept the momentum into the second half maintaining a double-digit lead to finish out the game. The Hawkeyes shot 40.5 percent from three, outrebounding the Badgers in the second half. Every available Hawkeye recorded minutes in tonight’s matchup.

Iowa won its 29th straight game against the Badgers and Lisa Bluder improved to 36-4 all-time versus Wisconsin. The Hawkeyes have won a Big Ten-best 15 straight games and 11 consecutive against conference opponents.

– The Hawkeyes are off to their fourth 18-1 start in program history.
– Iowa is off to its best start in the Lisa Bluder era.
– Iowa last started 18-1 in the 1995-96 season.
– It was Clark’s 47th career game with 30+ points in her career, the most in men’s or women’s college basketball history over the last 25 seasons.
– Clark eclipsed 3,300 career points in her 119th career game.
– Clark has 54 career games with 25+ points, 5+ assists, and 5+ rebounds. (NCAA Best)
– The Hawkeyes are 7-0 for the first time in Big Ten play since the 1995-96 season.
– Sharon Goodman made her first start since Dec. 16, 2023, against Cleveland State.
– Gabbie Marshall has shot 50%+ in four straight games from deep.
– Sydney Affolter registered her seventh game of the season in double figures.
– Clark has scored 20+ points in 104-of-119 career games which is the most in program history.
– Kate Martin has scored 10+ points in 12 of the last 14 games.
– AJ Ediger notched a career-best seven points against a Big Ten team.
– Since 2020-21, Iowa has scored 80+ points on 92 occasions which is the best nationally.
– The Hawkeyes have scored 80+ points in 15 contests this year.
– Since 2020-21, the Hawkeyes lead the country in games with 90+ points. (47)
– Clark has scored 25+ points, 5+ assists, and 5+ rebounds in 12 out of the last 13 games.
– Clark’s first 10-for-10 free throw shooting performance of the season.
– Iowa is 16-1 when leading at halftime.
– Clark kept her alive streak of 77 consecutive games making a 3-point basket. (NCAA best)
– Clark is the first Division-I player to record 3,300+ points, 900+ assists, and 800+ rebounds in a career.

“I was really happy with our defense in this game. We forced 28 turnovers in this game. 17 steals and we held them to 20 points in the second half. Caitlin becomes the fourth all in all-time leader scorers, Syd just works hard time and time again, and Kate Martin just continues to play like a pro. We are shifting our focus to for a tough matchup with Ohio State.”

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The second-ranked Hawkeyes will travel to No. 18 Ohio State on Jan. 21. Tip-off is set for 11 a.m. (CT) inside The Schottenstein Center Value City Arena. The game will air nationally on NBC and the Hawkeye Radio Network.