Hawkeyes Fall to No. 14 Hoosiers

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – The fourth-ranked Iowa women’s basketball team fell to No. 14 Indiana, 86-69, on Thursday night inside a sold-out Assembly Hall. Iowa dropped to 23-4 on the season and 12-3 in Big Ten play.

All-American Caitlin Clark finished with a double-double scoring 24 points grabbing 10 rebounds, and nine assists. Kate Martin scored 19 points for the Hawkeyes, while Hannah Stuelke finished with 10.

Indiana had a 23-22 advantage after the first quarter where there were five ties and six lead changes. The Hoosiers pulled away in the second quarter outscoring the Hawkeyes, 21-11 to go into halftime with a 44-33 lead.

After the halftime break, Martin and Addi O’Grady led the Hawkeyes on a 9-0 run in the midst of the third quarter to bring the Hawkeyes within single digits.

However, Indiana ran away with it in the fourth quarter outscoring Iowa 24-15 to close out the game and maintain their undefeated record at home.

– National Player of the Year candidate, Caitlin Clark, broke her own Big Ten record for most made 3-pointers in a single season. She made 140 a season ago.
– Clark nearly missed a triple-double with 24 points, 10 rebounds, and nine assists.
– Hannah Stuelke amassed 300 career rebounds.
– Stuelke has netted 10+ points in 28 career games.
– Kate Martin has registered double figures in 19 of the last 23 contests.
– Martin has recorded 15+ points in 15 games this season which is a career-high.
– It was her 59th 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 850+ points, 225+ assists, and 175+ rebounds this season.
– Tonight’s sellout at Indiana was their second sellout in as many seasons.
– Clark has scored 20+ points in 112-of-127 career games which is the most in program history.
– Clark kept her alive streak of 84 consecutive games making a 3-point basket. (NCAA best)
– Clark is the first Division-I men’s or women’s player to record 3,500+ points, 1,000+ assists, and 850+ rebounds in a career.

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The fourth-ranked Hawkeyes will return home to take on Illinois on Feb. 25. Tip-off is set for Noon (CT) inside a sold-out Carver-Hawkeye Arena. The game will air FS1 and the Hawkeye Radio Network.