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Women’s College Basketball: Iowa claims BIG 10 Championship, routes Ohio State, 105-72

MINNEAPOLIS - 2-Seed Iowa dropped 4-Seed Ohio State, 105-72 inside the Target Center on Sunday afternoon for Iowa’s second consecutive Big Ten Tournament Championship.

MINNEAPOLIS – 2-Seed Iowa dropped 4-Seed Ohio State, 105-72 inside the Target Center on Sunday afternoon for Iowa’s second consecutive Big Ten Tournament Championship.

Caitlin Clark

NPOY candidate Caitlin Clark led Iowa with the first triple-double in Big Ten Tournament Championship history 30 points, 17 assists, and 10 rebounds.

This game was close for the first several minutes, but Ohio State went cold. Iowa started hitting 3-pointers, executed plays resulting in layups, got steals, and generally made Ohio State look tired after their huge comeback win the day before over Indiana.

Clark, Czinano, and Marshall were named to the Big Ten All-Tournament Team.

Clark was tabbed as the BTT MVP.

Gabbie Marshall has hit 27 of her last 44 3-point attempts over the last 10 games.

Iowa has played in four out of the five Big Ten Tournament titles.

Monika Czinano went 11-for-12 from the field and netted 26 points and seven rebounds.

It was the most points Iowa has scored against a Big Ten opponent in school history, and it is believed to be the most in a first half in Big Ten Tournament history.

Iowa broke the record for most points in a BTT Championship game and it was the largest margin of victory as well.

Clark broke the Big Ten Tournament record for career assists.

First time Iowa has won the Big Ten Tournament in back-to-back seasons in program history.

Clark eclipsed 2,500 career points at the University of Iowa, only the second player in school history to do so.

It was Iowa’s sixth Big Ten Tournament title and fourth with Lisa Bluder at the helm.

It was the highest attended game in Big Ten Tournament history. (9,505)

Clark extended her streak of scoring in double figures an astounding 85 games, which is a NCAA Division I best.

Clark has netted a 3-point basket in 51 straight games. She has hit at least one 3-pointer in 94 career games.

Clark is the only player in the nation with more than 840 points, 230 rebounds, 250 assists, and 45 steals this season.

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