Clark Breaks B1G Scoring Record; No. 3 Iowa Rolls

EVANSTON, Ill. – The third-ranked University of Iowa women’s basketball team rolled to a 1110-74 road victory at Northwestern on Wednesday night inside a sold-out Welsh Ryan Arena. The Hawkeyes improve to 20-2 overall and 9-1 in conference play this season.

All-American Caitlin Clark had a game-high 35 points, 10 assists and six rebounds. Sophomore Hannah Stuelke finished with nearly a double-double, scoring 17 points and grabbing nine rebounds. Kate Martin had 16 points and Gabbie Marshall went 4-for-5 from the 3-point range to add 12 points to the Iowa total.

The Hawkeyes came out on top with a 24-15 lead after the first. Clark and Stuelke lead Iowa with 10 points apiece. Iowa continued to roll through the second quarter, building a 47-32 lead at the half.

Iowa ran away with it in the third, going on a 26-18 run, while limiting the Wildcats on a three-plus minute scoring drought in the midst of the third. Iowa went on a 12-3 run in the fourth, shooting 73.7 percent from the field and 62.5 percent from 3 to close out the game.

The Hawkeyes scored more than 20 points in all four quarters, and led all but the first three minutes of the game.

– National Player of the Year candidate, Caitlin Clark, became the Big Ten’s all-time leading scorer and is now second on the NCAA’s all-time scoring list surpassing Jackie Stiles (Missouri State) and Kelsey Mitchell (Ohio State).
– Clark recorded 35 points, 10 assists, and six rebounds in tonight’s action. It was her 54th career double-double which is good for sixth on the Big Ten’s all-time list.
– Clark is the only player in the country with 700+ points, 160+ assists, and 150+ rebounds.
– Clark registered her 16th career game with 35+ points, 5+ assists, and 5+ rebounds which is the most in college women’s basketball since 2009.
– Lisa Bluder extended her career-best streak of eight consecutive 20-win seasons. Only C. Vivian Stringer had a longer streak, with 10 consecutive 20+ win seasons.
– It was the sixth 100-point outing for Iowa this season.
– UI is 35-4 in Big Ten action since Feb. 9, 2022.
– Iowa is 15-5 in its last 20 road games.
– The Hawkeyes have won four straight against the Wildcats.
– Iowa has officially broken an attendance record or sold-out away from Carver-Hawkeye Arena in 30-of-32 games this season.
– It was Clark’s 50th career game with 30+ points in her career, the most in men’s or women’s college basketball history over the last 25 seasons.
– Kate Martin has registered double figures in 14 of the last 18 contests.
– Martin has scored 15+ points in 10 games this season which is a career-high.
– Martin finished with 16 points, five rebounds, and four assists.
– Hannah Stuelke recorded 17 points and nine rebounds.
– In four out of the last six games, Clark has shot 100% from the charity stripe.
– Clark has scored 20+ points in 107-of-122 career games which is the most in program history.
– Iowa has won 13 out of its last 14 against Big Ten foes.
– Since 2020-21, Iowa has scored 80+ points on 95 occasions which is the best nationally.
– The Hawkeyes have scored 80+ points in 18 contests this year.
– Since 2020-21, the Hawkeyes lead the country in games with 90+ points. (50)
– Clark kept her alive streak of 80 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 14 consecutive weeks.

“We came in here and got better. I love 28 assists on five turnovers, four people in double figures. Caitlin becomes the all-time leading Big Ten scorer with this many games to go. I am always really proud of her.”

Make sure to follow Iowa women’s basketball on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook (@IowaWBB) for news and updates all season long.

The third-ranked Hawkeyes will hit the road to face Maryland on Feb. 3. Tip-off is set for 7 p.m. (CT) inside a sold-out Xfinity Center. The game will air nationally on FOX and the Hawkeye Radio Network.