Iowa women use balanced attack to crush Badgers 102-71 in Madison
Lisa Bluder ties C. Vivian Stringer with 233 conference wins at Iowa
MADISON, Wisc. – Five Hawkeyes scored in double digits as they surpassed Wisconsin, 102-71 on Sunday afternoon inside the Kohl Center.
All-American Caitlin Clark had 22 points, 10 rebounds, and 10 assists to record her 7th career triple-double to become the new Big Ten record holder for career triple-doubles.
Madison, Wisconsin native, McKenna Warnock had 11 points (3-3 3FG) in the first quarter to give Iowa a 25-20 advantage at the end of the first quarter.
Iowa had an electric second quarter, shooting 78 percent from the field, to outscore the Badgers, 34-17, to take a 24-point lead at half. Senior Gabbie Marshall had the team’s quarter-high of seven points, as Clark and fifth-year Monika Czinano both had six. Czinano led the Hawkeyes in shooting percentage, going 9-10 from the floor to finish with 18 points and eight rebounds.
The bench accumulated for 13 points in the second, with Molly Davis having five. The senior set a new season-high with 13 points, going perfect on the day shooting 5-5 from the floor and 3-3 from behind the arc.
Sharon Goodman had four points in the second to set a new season-high. Iowa maintained the lead throughout the third and shut the door in the fourth to come away with their first Big Ten win of the season. Redshirt senior Kate Martin grabbed an offensive board to dish out to freshman Taylor McCabe for a three to give Iowa a 28-point lead. Hannah Stuelke kept the aggressiveness, grabbing an offensive board for a put back. The freshman recorded 10 points and had four boards.
- With the win, Lisa Bluder tied C. Vivian Stringer for the most Big Ten regular season conference wins. (233)
- All-American Caitlin Clark broke the Big Ten record most triple-doubles in a career. She surpassed Sam Logic with the seventh in her career.
- The Hawkeyes have beaten the Badgers 26 times in a row.
- In eight out the last 10 matchups, Iowa has beat Wisconsin by 10 or more points.
- It was Iowa’s fifth win this year by double digits.
- Iowa has won its last three Big Ten regular season openers.
- All-American Caitlin Clark recorded 20 or more points for the ninth time this season.
- It was Clark’s 29th double-double of her career and third of the season.
- Clark leads the country in points, points per game, free throws, and free throw attempts.
- Clark is the only player in the nations with more than 240 points, 60 rebounds, 50 assists, and five steals.
- In the first half, Iowa scored 57 points which one point shy of its Big Ten game record it set at Northwestern on Jan. 29, 2015.
- Iowa led for 37:17 of the game.
- Iowa shot a season-best 3-point percentage shooting 52% from deep. (12-23)
- The Hawkeyes had five players register double figures.
- Iowa had 11 players register points on Sunday.
- 13 Hawkeyes saw action against UW.
- Marks the seventh time this season Iowa has scored 80 or more points.
- Fourth time the Hawkeyes have scored 90 or more points.
- Clark moved up to 4th all-time in points and has 1,916 in her career. Czinano moved into 5th all-time with 1,907 career points.
- Clark now ranks 4th all-time at Iowa with 233 career 3-pointers. Warnock now has 141 career 3-pointers which has her ranked 13th all-time.
QUOTING P. SUE BECKWITH, MD, HEAD COACH LISA BLUDER
We came out today and really played our brand of basketball. We got Monika involved in this game and she went 9-for-10. McKenna, I’m really happy for her. This is her last time coming home to Madison, and last year she was hurt here. So for her to have a good game is truly special. Caitlin just became the all-time best in the Big Ten for triple doubles with seven. She took over from a fellow Iowa player in Sam Logic. She really controlled the game today and just did a tremendous job. So, congratulations to Caitlin on that. It’s an amazing accomplishment.”
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The nationally ranked Hawkeyes are set to host Iowa State in the Iowa Corn Cy-Hawk Series. Tip-off in Iowa City is set for 6:02 p.m. (CT) inside Carver-Hawkeye Arena. The game will broadcast on ESPN2 and on the Hawkeye Radio Network.
— Iowa Women's Basketball (@IowaWBB) December 4, 2022