IOWA CITY – The No. 2 seed Iowa Hawkeyes defeated the No. 15 seed Illinois State Redbirds, 98-58, in the NCAA Tournament First Round inside Carver-Hawkeye Arena in Iowa City, Iowa. Iowa is 13-7 all time in the NCAA Tournament First Round.
Iowa’s 98 points are the most that the program has scored in a NCAA Tournament game, besting the previous record (89) set against Oregon during the 2001 tournament.
Sophomore Caitlin Clark registered her 16th season and 25th career double-double with 27 points and 10 assists.
Four Hawkeyes scored in double-figures, including Clark (27), senior Monika Czinano (18), senior Tomi Taiwo (13) and junior Gabbie Marshall (13).
Iowa shot 20-21 from the free-throw line, recording the Hawkeyes’ best free-throw percentage in an NCAA Tournament game.
Redshirt junior Kate Martin tied her career-high blocks with three on the day.
Up Next: Iowa will play No. 10 seed Creighton on Sunday in the NCAA Tournament Second Round game. Tipoff and TV designation are yet to be determined.