Stuelke, Clark Break CHA Records; No. 2 Hawks Roll

IOWA CITY, Iowa – The second-ranked Iowa women’s basketball team came away with a 111-93, conference win against Penn State on Thursday night inside a sold-out Carver-Hawkeye Arena. Iowa improved to 22-2 on the season and 11-1 in conference play.

Hannah Stuelke broke the CHA record with a career-high 47 points, shooting 17-20 from the field, adding nine rebounds. All-American Caitlin Clark, tied the CHA record with a career-high 15 assists and 27 points. Kate Martin recorded a double-double with 16 points and a career-high 16 rebounds. It was Martin’s sixth career double-double and fourth of the season.

Penn State led from the start closing out the first with a, 25-23 lead with Stuelke leading all scoring with 10 points. The Hawkeyes responded in the second scoring 32 points, shooting 60% from the field to go into halftime with a 55-44 lead. Clark led the second quarter with 16 points.

The Nittany Lions made some noise in the third quarter despite Stuelke’s 13 points, going on a 9-0 run, to cut the lead to 14. Sydney Affolter sunk a three at the end of the third to give Iowa the momentum going into the fourth.

Stuelke finished out the game with 10 points in the fourth, scoring 10+ points in three quarters. Affolter dominated on defense adding 10 rebounds.

The Hawkeyes have topped 105 points three straight years against the Nittany Lions (107 in 2022 and 108 in 2023). The 111 points are the most Iowa has have scored against Penn State and tie for the second most in school history (115 vs. Evansville in 2023).

– With 54.3 seconds to go, Hannah Stuelke broke Carver-Hawkeye Arena’s all-time record for scoring in a single game and Caitlin Clark tied the arena record for most assists in a single game.
– Clark, became the Big Ten’s all-time leader in field goals made.
– Clark tied Iowa’s all-time assist record for a single game in Carver-Hawkeye Arena with 15.
– Hannah Stuelke recorded a career-high in 47 points, on 17-of-20 shooting from the floor.
– The 16th 40-point outburst in program history.
– It was the second most points scored in a single game by an Iowa women’s basketball player.
– She is the fourth different Hawkeye in school history to record 40 or more in a single game.
– It was her first 30-point performance as a Hawkeye.
– Stuelke is the second Hawkeye to outscore Clark in a game since Monika Czinano did against Drake on Nov. 13, 2022. Molly Davis did Feb. 12, 2023.
– She is the first Hawkeye to record 40 or more points other than Clark since March 10, 2019. (Megan Gustafson)
– Clark is 39 points from Kelsey Plum’s NCAA all-time scoring record.
– Clark recorded 27 points, a season-high 15 assists, and five rebounds in tonight’s action. It was her 56th career double-double which is good for fifth on the Big Ten’s all-time list.
– Clark is the only player in the country with 750+ points, 170+ assists, and 150+ rebounds.
– Kate Martin has registered double figures in 16 of the last 20 contests.
– Martin record her sixth career double-double and fourth of the season which is a career-best.
– Tonight’s sellout extends Iowa’s streak to 15 consecutive home games at capacity.
– UI is 37-4 in Big Ten action since Feb. 9, 2022.
– Iowa has won their last nine games against Penn State dating back to 2018.
– UI is 10-1 in its last 11 meetings with the Nittany Lions.
– The Hawkeyes have won their last nine home games.
– Iowa has scored 50+ in the first half in two consecutive games.
– Clark has scored 20+ points in 109-of-124 career games which is the most in program history.
– Iowa has won 15 out of its last 16 against Big Ten foes.
– Since 2020-21, Iowa has scored 80+ points on 97 occasions which is the best nationally.
– The Hawkeyes have scored 80+ points in 20 contests this year.
– Since 2020-21, the Hawkeyes lead the country in games with 90+ points. (52)
– Clark kept her alive streak of 82 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 15 consecutive weeks.

“I thought we beat a really good Penn State team tonight. They are really playing hard despite injuries they’ve had with their starters. We had so many good performances tonight. Hannah Stuelke shot 85 percent from the field, and had the second most points than anybody in an Iowa jersey. Kate Martin played really well scoring 16 points and 16 rebounds. I also thought Syd Affolter played really well.”

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The second-ranked Hawkeyes will hit the road to face Nebraska on Feb. 11. Tip-off is set for Noon (CT) inside a sold-out Pinnacle Bank Arena. The game will air nationally on FOX and the Hawkeye Radio Network.