Hawkeyes Fall in Lincoln

LINCOLN, Nebraska – The second-ranked Iowa women’s basketball team fell to Nebraska, 82-79, inside a sold-out Pinnacle Bank Arena on Sunday afternoon. Iowa drops to 23-3 on the season and 11-2 in conference play.

All-American Caitlin Clark led all scorers with a game-high 31 points, putting her eight points away for breaking the NCAA all-time scoring record. The senior also registered 10 assists to become the sixth women’s college basketball player to record 1,000 dimes in a career.

The Hawkeyes had the slight advantage over the Huskers from the start finishing the first quarter with a 16-13 lead. Clark scored 17 points in the first half and Hannah Stuelke added nine to go into halftime with a 39-35 lead.

Iowa came out in the third quarter outscoring Nebraska 30-20 to take the biggest lead of the game at 14 going into the fourth quarter. The Huskers were able to pull themselves back into the game outscoring the Hawkeyes 27-10 in the final 10 minutes. Nebraska’s Jaz Shelly downed a three to take their first lead of the game with 32 seconds left and scored their final seven points of the game.

The Hawkeyes held the lead for 38:24 compared to Nebraska’s 32 seconds. Kate Martin played huge minutes for the Hawkeyes tallying her second 20-point game this season and six rebounds, and Stuelke finished 7-11 from the field adding 15 points.

– Nebraska (16-8, 8-5) defeated No. 2 Iowa (22-3, 11-2) 82-79, inside a sold-out Pinnacle Bank Arena on Sunday afternoon.
– National Player of the Year candidate, Caitlin Clark, became the first Division-I men’s or women’s player to record 3,300+ points, 1,000+ assists, and 850+ rebounds in a career.
– Hannah Stuelke notched her 15th game of the season in double figures.
– Stuelke has netted 10+ points in 26 career games.
– Kate Martin has registered double figures in 17 of the last 21 contests.
– Clark recorded 31 points, 10 assists, and eight rebounds in today’s action.
– It was her 57th 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, 175+ assists, and 150+ rebounds this season.
– Only nine of Clark’s 125 career games have come against Nebraska (7.2%), she’s exploded for at least 30 points in all nine games.
– Clark has 59 career games with 25+ points, 5+ assists, and 5+ rebounds.
– Furthermore, Clark has recorded 25+ points, 5+ assists, and 5+ rebounds in 17 out of the last 19 contests.
– 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 52nd career game with 30+ points in her career, the most in men’s or women’s college basketball history over the last 25 seasons.
– Clark has scored 20+ points in 110-of-125 career games which is the most in program history.
– Clark kept her alive streak of 83 consecutive games making a 3-point basket. (NCAA best)

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The second-ranked Hawkeyes return home to face Michigan on Feb. 15. Tip-off is set for 7 p.m. (CT) inside a sold-out Carver-Hawkeye Arena. The game will air Peacock (subscription required) and the Hawkeye Radio Network.