WBB Game Notes: Penn 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 3,300+ points, 900+ assists, and 800+ rebounds in a career.
• Clark is the Big Ten’s all-time leader in points and assists.
• 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.
• UI is off to its first 21-2 start under Lisa Bluder.
• Iowa is 16-5 in its last true 20 road games.
• 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 239-43 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 30 of 32 games this season. The other two games in which Iowa did not set a record was the first round and championship of the Gulf Coast Showcase in Estero, Fla.
• Iowa has won 14 of its last 15 against Big Ten foes.
• Clark has scored 20+ points in 108-of-123 career games which is the most in UI history.
• Iowa owns the longest active streak in the AP Top 5 at 15 consecutive weeks.
• Bluder owns a 515-251 (.672) record and a 257-142 (.641) conference mark at Iowa. In her 39 seasons as a head coach, Bluder is 871-393 (.691).

The second-ranked Hawkeyes will return home to square off with Penn State on Feb. 8. Tip-off is set for 8 p.m. (CT) inside a sold-out Carver-Hawkeye Arena

• Thursday’s contest will air nationally on Big Ten Network and the Hawkeye Radio Network.

• Rob Brooks and Tiff Reedy will call the action on the Hawkeye Radio Network.
• 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.
• The Hawkeye Radio Network had over 30,000 listeners on YouTube in Iowa’s win over Kansas State in the GC Showcase Championship, which is a station record.
• 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 57th meeting between the two foes.
• Penn State leads the all-time series, 31-25.
• The Hawkeyes swept PSU last season.
• Iowa has won the last eight games dating back to 2018.
• The two team first met in the 1984-85 season.
• Iowa is 9-1 against PSU in the last 10 meetings.

• Clark is 66 points from the NCAA’s all-time scoring title (Kelsey Plum, Washington).
• Clark is fifth on the Big Ten’s all-time list for most career double-doubles in a career (55). She leads active Big Ten players.
• Marshall (150) and Martin (148) are eyeing Monika Czinano’s games played record. (162)
• Iowa is 36-4 in Big Ten Conference action since Feb. 9, 2022.
• Iowa is 7-4 when Clark records 40 or more points.
• Clark has 57 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. (51)
• Kate Martin has scored 10+ points in 15 of the last 19 games.
• Martin has recorded 15+ points in 11 games this year which is a career best.
• Lisa Bluder owns eight straight 20-win seasons. It is the longest streak in her career, C. Vivian Stringer had 10 consecutive 20+ win seasons from 1984-94.
• Martin has five career double-doubles and a career-best three this season.
• Clark has 17 games in her career with 35+ points, 5+ assists, 5+ rebounds which is the most in women’s college basketball since 2009-10.
• Clark has three career triple-doubles of the 35-point variety. All other players in women’s college basketball history have four.
• 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 has registered 25+ points, 5+ assists, and 5+ rebounds in 15 out of the last 17 games.
• Clark kept her alive streak of 81 consecutive games making a 3-point basket. (NCAA best)
• Against No. 18 Ohio State, Clark recorded 45 points which one shy of her career-high outburst against Michigan on Feb. 6, 2022.
• Iowa has won 14 of its last 15 against Big Ten foes.

• PSU holds a 16-6 record this season and is 7-4 in conference play after a 80-75, loss against Michigan on Saturday.
• The Nittany Lions have won six out of their last seven games.
• Graduate guard Ashley Owusu reached the 1,500-point mark in her storied collegiate career Saturday night, dropping 18 points on 6-for-8 shooting with five rebounds and two assists.
• Four Lady Lions scored in double figures: Owusu (18), Kapinus (15), Ciezki (13) and Marisa (11).
• Against Michigan, Penn State shot 50.9% from the field, its 11th time shooting above 50% this season.
• PSU is 4-3 away from Happy Valley.
• Is 0-3 against AP Top 25 foes this season.
• Michigan snapped Penn State’s longest win streak of the year and longest Big Ten win streak since winning six straight games from Jan. 16, 2014 to Feb. 2, 2014.