COLUMBUS, Ohio – The nationally-ranked Iowa women’s basketball team ended No. 2 Ohio State’s perfect record on Monday night after taking down the Buckeyes, 83-72, inside the Value City Arena. It is the highest-ranked win in school history, and the Hawkeyes improve to a 8-1 record in conference play.
Seven Hawkeyes contributed points tonight, with All-American Caitlin Clark and Monika Czinano having a combined 50 of the team’s 83 points. Clark registered her eight-career triple-double with 28 points, 10 rebounds, and a season-high 15 assists, while Czinano finished with 22 points to record her ninth 20-plus game. Kate Martin recorded her first double-double of the season, finishing with 13 points, 11 rebounds, and four assists.
Gabbie Marshall and Martin connected on two early threes to get the Hawkeyes rolling. Both teams shot over 50 percent from the field in the first quarter with four lead changes. A last-second shot from the Buckeyes gave them the, 24-23, lead heading into the second.
The Hawkeyes outscored Ohio State, 20-10, in the second quarter, as five players made it on the board. Iowa crashed the boards, out-rebounding the Buckeyes, 14-8, with Hannah Stuelke having a quarter-high five rebounds. The freshman finished with a career-high 13 rebounds and eight points. An 11-0 run gave Iowa a nine-point lead heading into the half.
Iowa went on a five-minute scoring drought in the third quarter but managed to keep a, 56-54, lead going into the final 10 minutes.
Molly Davis sunk a three in the first minute of the fourth to give Iowa some breathing room. Ohio State came within three, but Clark and Czinano went to work, having 15 of the team’s last 27 points to give the Buckeyes their first loss of the season.
- No. 10 Iowa beat undefeated No. 2 Ohio State, 83-72, inside Value City Arena on Monday night.
- Clark has notched a double-double in her fourth straight game.
- Clark has registered 10 or more assists in four straight contests.
- Clark extended her streak of scoring in double figures an astounding 72 games, which is a NCAA Division I best.
- Clark has netted a 3-point basket in 39 straight games. She has hit at least one 3-pointer in 80 career games.
- Molly Davis made her first start at the University of Iowa.
- It was Clark’s 11th game this season with +25 points, +5 rebounds, and +5 assists which is an NCAA best.
McKenna Warnock did not play in tonight’s contest.
- Clark is the only player in the nation with more than 490 points, 135 rebounds, 130 assists, and 25 steals this season.
- The Hawkeyes have won 11 out of its last 12 games dating back to Dec. 4, 2022.
- It was Iowa’s 13th AP Top 10 victory under head coach Lisa Bluder.
- It was Iowa’s 27th AP Top 10 victory in school history.
— Iowa Women’s Basketball (@IowaWBB) January 24, 2023
QUOTING P. SUE BECKWITH, MD, HEAD COACH LISA BLUDER
“I can’t say enough about this team. When things get tough this group really digs in. I couldn’t be prouder of them for what they accomplished tonight. It hasn’t sunk in for me yet, it probably will tomorrow. Ready to get back to work and focus on Nebraska.”
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The nationally ranked Hawkeyes are set to host Nebraska on Jan. 28. Tip-off in Iowa City is set for Noon (CT) inside Carver-Hawkeye Arena on Mediacom Court.