MINNEAPOLIS – Iowa survived Maryland, 89-85, in a Big 10 Conference Tournament semi-final game today, and now faces Ohio State to defend their Big 10 Title.
Iowa (25-6, 15-3) defeated Maryland (26-5, 15-3) today in the Target Center in downtown Minneapolis.
National Player of the Year candidate Caitlin Clark led Iowa with 22 points, nine assists, and five rebounds.
Gabbie Marshall has hit 24 of her last 41 3-point attempts over the last nine games.
Iowa will play in the Bi g Ten Tournament Championship for the second consecutive season.
Kate Martin nearly missed a triple-double with 10 points, seven assists, and nine rebounds.
Marshall tied her career-high with seven 3-pointers made.
Hawkeyes had five in double figures.
Iowa had 24 assists on 12 turnovers.
Iowa led for 38:04.
It was the second highest attended game in Big Ten Tournament history. (9375)
Iowa’s fifth AP Top-10 victory this season.
Clark broke the junior single season record at Iowa for the most points. (832)
Clark extended her streak of scoring in double figures an astounding 84 games, which is a NCAA Division I best.
Clark has netted a 3-point basket in 50 straight games. She has hit at least one 3-pointer in 93 career games.
Clark is the only player in the nation with more than 820 points, 220 rebounds, 240 assists, and 40 steals this season.
The Hawkeyes will play 4-Seed Ohio State in the Big Ten Women’s Basketball Tournament Championship inside the Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Tipoff for Sunday’s game is 4 p.m. (CT) and will air coast-to-coast on ESPN.