BLOOMINGTON, INDIANA – A sluggish second-half cost Iowa in this BIG 10 road game as the #5 Hawkeyes couldn’t keep pace with the #2 Indiana Hoosiers, losing 87-78 on the road Thursday night.
National POY candidate Caitlin Clark led the Hawkeyes with 35 points, 10 assists, and four rebounds. It was Clark’s 12th double-double this season. She also committed 8 turnovers.
Hannah Stuelke was a perfect five-for-five from the field.
The game was tied at the half, 39-39.
Indiana got 50 total points from Mackenzie Holmes and Grace Berger to set the tone for the Hoosiers.
Iowa is 1-1 versus AP Top-2 teams this year; both games were on the road.
Clark extended her streak of scoring in double figures an astounding 76 games, which is a NCAA Division I best.
McKenna Warnock was the third Hawkeye to net double figures and it was her 14th career double-double. She finished with 14 points and 11 rebounds.
Clark has netted a 3-point basket in 43 straight games. She has hit at least one 3-pointer in 84 career games.
Clark is the only player in the nation with more than 650 points, 185 rebounds, 185 assists, and 35 steals this season.
The Hawkeyes have won 14 out of their last 16 games dating back to Dec. 4, 2022.
The Hawkeyes are set to host Rutgers on Feb. 12. Tip-off in Iowa City is set for 2 p.m. (CT) inside Carver-Hawkeye Arena. The game will broadcast on BTN and the Hawkeye Radio Network.