WBB Game Notes: No. 2 Ohio State

PROGRAM QUICK HITS
• 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 3,600+ points, 1,000+ assists, and 900+ rebounds in a career.
• Clark all-time point total coming into Sunday’s game: 3,650.
• Clark is the only player in major college women’s basketball to lead her conference in scoring and assists in four consecutive seasons.
• 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.
• ESPN’s College GameDay will be making its second trip to Iowa City in consecutive seasons on March 3, 2024.
• 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.
• Clark leads the country in 20+ point performances with 29.
• Clark has scored 20+ points in 114-of-129 career games which is the most in UI history.
• Bluder owns a 519-253 (.672) record and a 261-144 (.642) conference mark at Iowa. In her 39 seasons as a head coach, Bluder is 875-395 (.688).

THIS WEEK
The sixth-ranked Hawkeyes will return home for the final time in the regular season against No. 2 Ohio State on March 3. Tip-off is set for Noon (CT) inside a sold-out Carver Hawkeye Arena. ESPN’s College GameDay will also be live from Iowa City on Sunday from 10-11 a.m. (CT) inside CHA. With a win, the Hawkeyes would claim the 2-Seed in the Big Ten Tournament.

WATCH/FOLLOW ALONG
• Sunday’s contest will air on FOX, Sirius XM (CH 84) and the Hawkeye Radio Network.

AUDIO COVERAGE
• 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.

THE SERIES
• This will be the 76th meeting between the two programs.
• Ohio State leads the all-time series, 40-36. Iowa leads at home, 22-11.
• Iowa fell to Ohio State earlier this season, 92-100, in overtime.
• A season ago, Iowa notched its highest ranked win on the road in school history against No. 2 Ohio State, 83-72.

WHAT 2 WATCH 4
• Clark is 18 points from passing the NCAA’s all-time leader in men’s basketball, Pete Maravich.
• Marshall (156) and Martin (154) are eyeing Monika Czinano’s games played record. (162)
• Iowa is 40-6 in Big Ten Conference action since Feb. 9, 2022.
• Iowa is 8-4 when Clark records 40 or more points.
• Iowa is 17-0 when Clark registers a triple-double.
• Clark has 61 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. (54)
• 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 19 out of the last 22 games.
• Clark kept her streak of 86 consecutive games making a 3-point basket. (NCAA best)
• Among active players whom didn’t transfer, Marshall (120) and Martin (117) are third and fourth nationally for most active wins in a career.

SCOUTING OHIO STATE
• No. 2/2 Ohio State Buckeyes (25-3, 16-1 B1G) defeated Michigan (17-12, 8-9 B1G) by a 67-51 margin on Wednesday in OSU’s final home game of the regular season to capture the Big Ten regular season championship outright.
• OSU is riding a 15-game win streak in Big Ten play, the second-longest in program history and trailing only the 1984-85 season when the Buckeyes were a perfect 18-0.
• Ohio State is the outright Big Ten regular season champions for the first time since the 2009-10 season