Hawkeyes Outlast Terps

COLLEGE PARK – The third-ranked Iowa women’s basketball team continued Big Ten play on the road defeating Maryland, 93-85, on Saturday night inside a sold-out XFINITY Center. Iowa improved to 21-2 this season and 10-1 in conference play.

All-American, Caitlin Clark recorded a double-double finishing with 38 points, 12 assists, and six rebounds. Molly Davis went 7-of-11 from the field recording 17 points and Kate Martin also recorded a double-double, the fifth of her career.

The Hawkeyes lead the Terps, 27-19, and out rebounded them 13-8 after the first quarter.

Clark had a quarter-high 14 points. Iowa continued to roll through the second quarter scoring 25 to lead, 52-38 at the half.

Maryland went on a 23-2 run in the third quarter to cut to take the 63-61 lead. The Hawkeyes responded with a 10-1 run at the end of the third to take back the lead. Iowa maintained control throughout the fourth to close out the game.

– National Player of the Year candidate, Caitlin Clark, registered her 17th career game with 35+ points, 5+ assists, and 5+ rebounds which is the most in college women’s basketball since 2009.
– Clark recorded 38 points, a season-high 12 assists, and six rebounds in tonight’s action. It was her 55th career double-double which is tied for fifth on the Big Ten’s all-time list.
– Clark is the only player in the country with 720+ points, 170+ assists, and 150+ rebounds.
– Iowa tied a school record in the first quarter with seven threes.
– Lisa Bluder picked up the first win of her tenure in against the Terps in College Park.
– UI is 36-4 in Big Ten action since Feb. 9, 2022.
– Iowa is 16-5 in its last 21 road games.
– The Hawkeyes won their first game against Maryland in College Park since the 1992-93 season.
– 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 51st 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 15 of the last 19 contests.
– Martin record her fifth career double-double and third of the season which is a career-best.
– At halftime, Molly Davis recorded 12 points (5-5FG, 2-2 3FG), three rebounds and two assists.
– Davis recorded her second-best shooting performance as an Iowa Hawkeye with 17 points.
– In five out of the last seven games, Clark has shot 100% from the charity stripe.
– In six out of the last seven games, Clark has made six or more 3-pointers.
– Clark has scored 20+ points in 108-of-123 career games which is the most in program history.
– Iowa has won 14 out of its last 15 against Big Ten foes.
– Since 2020-21, Iowa has scored 80+ points on 96 occasions which is the best nationally.
– The Hawkeyes have scored 80+ points in 19 contests this year.
– Since 2020-21, the Hawkeyes lead the country in games with 90+ points. (51)
– Clark kept her alive streak of 81 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.

“Congratulations to Maryland on an outstanding atmosphere. It was loud in there, it was hard to communicate, they did a great job getting behind the team at the right time. I’m really happy with this victory. We had four people with double figures, and Caitlin did natural Caitlin things which are spectacular.”