WBB Game Notes: No. 18 Ohio State

• 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 three AP Top 20 wins this season. (3-0)
• UI is off to its first 18-1 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 238-43 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.
• Seven 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 five of the seven contests.
• 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.
• Iowa has won its last 11 against Big Ten foes.
• 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 512-250 (.671) record and a 254-141 (.640) conference mark at Iowa. In her 39 seasons as a head coach, Bluder is 868-392 (.690).

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.

• Sunday’s contest will air nationally on NBC, 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 is the 76th meeting between the two foes.
• Iowa leads the all-time series, 38-37.
• UI has won the last two meetings. A season ago, Iowa notched its highest ranked win on the road in school history against No. 2 OSU, 83-72.
• The series is split 5-5 in the last 10 meetings.

• Clark is now tied for seventh on the Big Ten’s all-time list for most career double-doubles in a career (52). She leads active Big Ten players.
• Marshall (146) and Martin (144) are eyeing Monika Czinano’s games played record. (162)
• Iowa is 7-3 when Clark records 40 or more points.
• Clark has 54 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. (47)
• Gabbie Marshall has netted four or more 3-point baskets in three out of the last four games.
• Marshall is 13-of-24 over the last three games from deep.
• Kate Martin has scored 10+ points in 12 of the last 14 games.
• The Hawkeyes are 7-0 for the first time in B1G play since the 1995-96 season.
• First 18-1 start in the Lisa Bluder era.
• While not known as defensive demons, the Hawkeyes have made some strides on that end in the early going. They were allowing 65.6 ppg on the season, the seventh best defense in the B1G entering Sunday’s matchup with Ohio State. However, that is nearly 6.0 ppg less than what Iowa surrendered a season ago (71.8 ppg).
• The road has not been a daunting task to date for Iowa. They come into Wednesday’s matchup a perfect 5-0 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 14-4 record in their last 18 true road contests played overall.
• 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 fourth all-time leading scorer. She surpassed Baylor’s Brittney Griner on Tuesday against Wisconsin.
• Clark has registered 25+ points, 5+ assists, and 5+ rebounds in 12 out of the last 13 games.
• Iowa is currently riding a Big Ten-best 15-game winning streak.
• Iowa has won its last 11 against Big Ten foes.

• Ohio State holds a 14-3 record this season and is 5-1 in conference play after a 84-76, win at Maryland on Wednesday.
• OSU won the fourth quarter against the Terps, 28-21, to earn the Buckeyes first victory in College Park since 2016.
• Against Maryland, All five starters had at least 10 points as Taylor Thierry (17), Cotie McMahon (14), Jacy Sheldon (10) and Celeste Taylor (11) also scored in double figures. McMahon and Thierry tied for a game-high nine rebounds apiece.
• Graduate guard Jacy Sheldon became the 13th player in program history to score 1,700 career points, doing so on Jan. 5 at Northwestern.
• Three Buckeyes were on the Naismith Preseason Watch List: Cotie McMahon, Jacy Sheldon, and Celeste Taylor. (Big Ten Best)