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Women’s College Basketball: #6 Iowa Hawkeyes bury Minnesota Gophers, 108-60

MINNEAPOLIS - No. 6 Iowa (25-4, 14-3) dropped Minnesota (15-13, 5-12), 108-60, inside a sold-out Williams Arena on Wednesday night.

MINNEAPOLIS – No. 6 Iowa (25-4, 14-3) dropped Minnesota (15-13, 5-12), 108-60, inside a sold-out Williams Arena on Wednesday night.

Caitlin Clark

National Player of the Year candidate, Caitlin Clark, surpassed the AIAW’s all-time leading scorer, Lynette Woodard to become the all-time leading scorer in major women’s college basketball history. It was her 17th career triple-double, she is one of two players in the history of women’s college basketball to record a triple-double in four consecutive seasons. She leads the nation with six triple-doubles this season.

Iowa broke the Williams Arena record for most made three’s in a single game. (22) Iowa broke its own school record with 22 made 3-pointers in a single game.

Clark broke the NCAA’s single season all-time 3-pointers made record, she has made 503 in 129 games. – Clark is the first Big Ten women’s basketball player to record 500+ treys in a career. Clark is now only trailing the NCAA men’s scoring champion, Pete Maravich (3,667). Clark has 19 career games with 30+ points and 10+ assists, no one in college women’s basketball in past 25 seasons has more than two such games.

The Hawkeyes tied their program record for most made 3-pointers in a quarter with seven.

Gabbie Marshall became the 44th Hawkeye women’s basketball player to record 1,000 career points. Marshall recorded her second-highest point total. Marshall is the only player in Iowa women’s basketball history to record 200+ 3-pointers and 200+ steals in a career. Marshall netted four treys for the first time since Jan. 31, 2024 at Northwestern.

Iowa has scored 100+ points 10 times this season and in three out of the last four games. It was Iowa’s 16th win by 20+ points this season.

It was Clark’s 17th game with 30+ points this year which ranks first nationally.

Among active players who didn’t transfer, Marshall (120) and Martin (117) are third and fourth nationally for most active wins in a career.

It was Clark’s 61st career double-double which is good for fourth on the Big Ten’s all-time list.

Clark leads the country in 20+ point games this season with 29.

Clark is the only player in the country with 900+ points, 225+ assists, and 175+ rebounds this season.

Iowa is 40-6 in Big Ten play since Feb. 9, 2022.

Since the start of the 2020-21 season, Iowa leads the nation with 100 games of 80+ points.

Iowa also leads the country with 55 games of 90+ points offensively.

UI has scored 80 or more points 23 times this season.

The country’s best offense has record 90+ points in nine out of the last 11 games.

Clark has scored 20+ points in 114-of-129 career games which is the most in program history.

Clark kept her alive streak of 86 consecutive games making a 3-point basket. (NCAA best)

Clark is the first Division-I men’s or women’s player to record 3,600+ points, 1,000+ assists, and 850+ rebounds in a career.

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The sixth-ranked Hawkeyes will host Senior Day against No. 2 Ohio State on March 3. Tip-off is set for Noon (CT) inside a sold-out Carver-Hawkeye Arena. The game will air on FOX, Sirius XM (CH 84), and the Hawkeye Radio Network. In addition to the national broadcast on FOX, ESPN’s College GameDay will be making its second trip in consecutive seasons to Iowa City. College GameDay will be live from Carver-Hawkeye Arena from 10-11 a.m. (CT).

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