WBB NCAA E8 Game Notes: 3-Seed LSU

1-Seed Iowa will face 3-Seed LSU in the Elite Eight of the NCAA Tournament on Monday. Tip-off is set for 6:15 p.m. (CT) inside MVP Arena in Albany, New York.

» Monday’s contest will air nationally on ESPN, the Hawkeye Radio Network, and Sirius XM Channel 210/203.

» 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.
» Reedy was four-year letterwinner from 2002-06 at Iowa and is a native of Dysart, Iowa.

» The all-time series is tied, 2-2.
» In the last meeting, LSU beat Iowa in the 2023 National Championship, 102-85 in Dallas, Texas.

» Features two players who consistently get double-doubles in Angel Reese and Aneesah Morrow. They are the only teammates in the country to both have 20+ double-doubles.
» Morrow and Reese both have over 2,000 career points and 1,000 career rebounds. They are only two of five active players across NCAA DI.
» LSU’s path: 14-Seed Rice, 11-Seed Middle Tennessee, and 2-Seed UCLA.

» The Hawkeyes have been a No. 1 Seed in the NCAA Tournament three times in school history. (1988, 1992, and 2024)
» Iowa is 5-2 all-time in the NCAA Tournament as 1-Seed.
» UI has never played in the Elite Eight as a No. 1 Seed.

» Clark became the first player in DI women’s basketball history to notch a 1,000+ points and 300+ assists single season in 2023. Clark is closing in on that this season.
» Clark produced the first 40-point triple-double in men’s or women’s NCAA Tournament history against UL. (41p, 12a, 10r)
» Against Louisville and South Carolina, Clark was the first player to net back-to-back 40-point performances in the NCAA Tourney.
» In month of March in 2023, Marshall was 23-of-47 from deep.

» Clark is seven 3-pointers from breaking Taylor Robertson’s (Oklahoma) 3-point career field goal record. (537)
» Iowa is 8-4 when Clark records 40 or more points.
» Marshall is 23-of-47 from deep in the last six games.
» Clark has 65 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. (57)
» Martin has recorded 15+ points in 16 games this year which is a career best.
» Clark has seven games of 10+ assists in the NCAA Tournament, which ties Baylor’s Niya Johnson since 2009.
» Since 2019, the Hawkeyes are 14-4 in the NCAA Tournament.
» Martin has registered a career-best five double-doubles this season.
» Iowa is 5-0 when Martin records a double-double in 2023-24.
» Clark has 20 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 registered 25+ points, 5+ assists, and 5+ rebounds in 23 out of the last 29 games.
» Among active players whom didn’t transfer, Marshall (127) and Martin (124) are third and fourth nationally for most active wins in a career.

» Since Davis’ injury, Affolter is 25-of-43 from the floor, 7-of-12 from three point range, and 21-of-22 from the charity stripe.
» Iowa broke the Big Ten’s single season record for 3-pointers made which was set by Iowa (350) a season ago. The Hawkeyes have made 397 treys this season.
» Iowa has made 63 three-point baskets in postseason play.
» Stuelke is 27-of-37 from the free throw line the last six games.
» Since February, Iowa is shooting 174-430 (40%) from three.
» Iowa has assisted on 66% of its field goals this year.

» Bluder owns 18 AP Top 10 wins which is the most in program history.
» Has the 10th most wins in Division-I women’s basketball history and is third among active DI head coaches. (882)
» Bluder is 21-17 all-time in NCAA Tournaments at Iowa.
» Owns the most Big Ten conference wins in conference history.
» Won seven Big Ten titles. (5 BTT’s and 2 Regular Season)
» 1-of-27 Division I women’s basketball coaches to win 20+ games in the NCAA Tournament at one institution.
» Coached two consensus National POYs.
» Has coached the Hawkeyes to two Elite Eights since 2019.
» She has led UI to the Sweet 16 (2021), Elite Eight (2019), National Championship (2023) in three out of the last four championship seasons. (Covid)
» 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.