No. 2 Hawkeyes Fall in OT at No. 18 Ohio State, 100-92

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The No. 2-ranked University of Iowa women’s basketball team fell to No. 18 Ohio State, 100-92, in overtime on Sunday afternoon at a sold-out Value City Arena. The Hawkeyes drop to 18-2 on the season and 7-1 in Big Ten play.

Senior Caitlin Clark led all scorers with 45 points, a season high, and one point off her career high (46 points, at Michigan).  The Des Moines, Iowa, native also had seven assists, blocked a shot and two steals. Clark has scored 40+ points 11 times in her career and three times this season.

Fifth-year Molly Davis scored 14 points on 6-of-7 shooting. Davis led all players with eight assists while committing just one turnover. Rounding out the Hawkeyes in double digits was sophomore Hannah Stuelke with 10 points and seven rebounds. Stuelke was forced to the bench in overtime after picking up her fifth personal foul.

Iowa shot 15-of-27 (55.6%) from the field in the first two quarters as they had 11 assists on 15 made shots. Davis provided a spark for the Hawkeyes in the first half as she shined with seven points and three assists. At the end of the first half, Iowa led, 45-43.

The Hawkeyes held the lead for most of the second half, but Ohio State mounted a comeback to force the game into overtime with the score tied at 83.  The Buckeyes were led by Cotie McMahon, who finished with 33 points, including 13 in the fourth quarter.

– National Player of the Year candidate, Caitlin Clark, notched her 11th career game with 40+ points.
– It was Clark’s 48th career game with 30+ points in her career, the most in men’s or women’s college basketball history over the last 25 seasons.
– UI 14-5 in its last 19 road games.
– The Hawkeyes helped sellout Value City Arena (18,809) on Sunday, Ohio State’s average home attendance coming into today’s game was 5,668.
– Iowa has either assisted in selling out or broken an attendance record in 29-of-32 venues this season.
– Molly Davis registered double figures for the fourth time this season.
– Davis became the second Hawkeye this season to notch seven or more assists.
– Clark has scored 20+ points in 105-of-120 career games which is the most in program history.
– Since 2020-21, Iowa has scored 80+ points on 93 occasions which is the best nationally.
– The Hawkeyes have scored 80+ points in 16 contests this year.
– Since 2020-21, the Hawkeyes lead the country in games with 90+ points. (48)
– Clark kept her streak alive of 78 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.
– Iowa owns the longest active streak in the AP Top 5 at 12 consecutive weeks.
– Iowa is 7-4 all-time when Clark records 40+ points.

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The second-ranked Hawkeyes will return home to face Nebraska on Jan. 27. Tip-off is set for 1 p.m. (CT) inside a sold-out Carver-Hawkeye Arena. The game will air on BTN and the Hawkeye Radio Network.