WBB Game Notes: Minnesota

• 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 3,500+ points, 1,000+ assists, and 800+ rebounds in a career.
• Clark all-time point total coming into Wednesday’s game: 3,617.
• 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.
• Caitlin Clark broke the CHA/program record with 49 points against Michigan.
• 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 242-43 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 16 of its last 19 against Big Ten foes.
• Clark leads the country in 20+ point performances with 28.
• Clark has scored 20+ points in 113-of-128 career games which is the most in UI history.
• Iowa owns the longest active streak in the AP Top 5 at 17 consecutive weeks.
• Bluder owns a 518-253 (.672) record and a 260-144 (.642) conference mark at Iowa. In her 39 seasons as a head coach, Bluder is 874-395 (.688).

The sixth-ranked Hawkeyes will hit the road for the final time in the regular season at Minnesota on Feb. 28. Tip-off is set for 8 p.m. (CT) inside a sold-out Williams Arena.

• Wednesday’s contest will air on Peacock (subscription required) 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 is in her first full season providing color for radio with the Iowa women’s basketball program.
• Reedy was four-year letterwinner from 2002-06 at Iowa and is a native of Dysart, Iowa.

• This will be the 85th meeting between the two programs.
• Iowa leads the all-time series, 57-27.
• The Hawkeyes are 9-1 against Minnesota in the last 10 meetings.
• Iowa has scored 80+ points in seven straight matchups with the Gophers. (7-0)
• The first ever meeting between Minnesota and Iowa was played in Iowa City on Dec. 6, 1974, with the Hawkeyes capturing a 55-33 victory.

• Clark is seven 3-point field goals from breaking the NCAA’s all-time record in a single season.
• Marshall (155) and Martin (153) are eyeing Monika Czinano’s games played record. (162)
• Iowa is 39-6 in Big Ten Conference action since Feb. 9, 2022.
• Iowa is 8-4 when Clark records 40 or more points.
• Clark has 60 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. (53)
• Kate Martin has recorded 15+ points in 15 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 six career double-doubles and a career-best four this season.
• Clark has 18 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 has registered 25+ points, 5+ assists, and 5+ rebounds in 18 out of the last 21 games.
• Clark kept her alive streak of 85 consecutive games making a 3-point basket. (NCAA best)
• Clark is three 3FGs and 25 FTs from the career B1G crowns in both categories.
• Among active players whom didn’t transfer, Marshall (119) and Martin (116) are third and fourth nationally for most active wins in a career.

• Minnesota fell to 15-12 overall and 5-11 in the Big Ten, after falling to Nebraska, 70-51, in Lincoln on Feb. 24.
• Minnesota’s game with Iowa will be the 25th time in program history, and second time this season, that over 10,000 fans have watched a game at Williams Arena.
• The Gophers are 13-5 inside The Barn this season.
• The Maroon and Gold went from 13th in the Big Ten in scoring defense last season (73.6) to fourth in the conference this season at 63.7 points per contest.
• As a team this season Golden Gophers have an assist-to-turnover ratio of 1.1, which is 46th in the NCAA.
• The Golden Gophers are 0-4 against AP Top 25 opponents this season.
• Last season the Gophers were ranked 291st in the NCAA and 13th in the Big Ten in turnovers per game (17.7) per game but through 27 games this season are ranked 58th in the country at 13.8.