More history was made by No. 23 Iowa and Caitlin Clark on Tuesday en route to a 107-79 win over Penn State. It’s the second-most points Iowa has scored against a Big Ten opponent.
The Hawkeyes were deadly on offense, shooting 58.9 percent on field goals and 52 percent from 3-point range.
“We shot the ball really well,” said head coach Lisa Bluder postgame. “We passed the ball really well; I mean 38 assists and Caitlin with 17 assists is awesome. McKenna had an unbelievable game today, as well as Gabbie Marshall. Our bench came in and shot the ball, so I am really happy being 4-0 on the road in the Big Ten.”
Less than a week after making history as the first player to record back-to-back 30-point triple doubles, Clark recorded 17 assists, breaking the Big Ten record for assists in a regular-season conference game. As a whole, Iowa tallied 37 assists to break the program’s single-game record.
Passing up a good shot for a great shot... it's 𝘄𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝘄𝗲 𝗱𝗼. Our 37 assists tonight are an Iowa WBB record. 😎#Hawkeyes pic.twitter.com/ujHfsKjEkX— Iowa Women's Basketball (@IowaWBB) January 26, 2022
Passing up a good shot for a great shot... it's 𝘄𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝘄𝗲 𝗱𝗼. Our 37 assists tonight are an Iowa WBB record. 😎#Hawkeyes pic.twitter.com/ujHfsKjEkX
Clark’s 24 points were outpaced by teammate McKenna Warnock, who had career-high 25 points and seven rebounds. Junior Monika Czinano was the third Hawkeye with 20+ points, recording 24 points and nine rebounds.
Penn State junior guard Makenna Marisa led all scorers with 32 points to reach 1,000 points in her career.
Iowa faces off against Northwestern on Friday at 8 p.m. ET.