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Women’s College Basketball: Iowa Hawkeyes edge Nebraska Huskers for third straight Big Ten Championship, 94-89

MINNEAPOLIS - 2-Seed Iowa (29-4) dropped 5-Seed Nebraska (22-11), 94-89 (OT), inside a sold-out Target Center on Sunday afternoon for Iowa’s third straight Big Ten Tournament Championship.

MINNEAPOLIS – 2-Seed Iowa (29-4) dropped 5-Seed Nebraska (22-11), 94-89 (OT), inside a sold-out Target Center on Sunday afternoon for Iowa’s third straight Big Ten Tournament Championship.

The Hawkeyes overcame its largest halftime deficit of the year. (11) Iowa trailed for most of this game.

Iowa has now tallied seven Big Ten Titles in program history.

Iowa has now won four of the last six Big Ten Tournament titles (2019, 2022, 2023 and 2024).

Lisa Bluder earned her fifth Big Ten Tournament title (2001, 2019, 2022, 2023 and 2024), to tie Maryland head coach Brenda Frese.

Bluder also has earned a tournament record 32 victories during her career.

Iowa made 39 three-point baskets during this year’s tournament, which is the most in Big Ten Tournament history. The Hawkeyes also made 31 triples in 2021 and 2023, as did Ohio State in 2020 which is good for second.

National Player of the Year candidate, Caitlin Clark was named the Big Ten Tournament MVP for the third consecutive tournament. She is only second player since 1995 to earn MVP honors in three straight tournaments. (Jantel Lavender, Ohio State)

Clark set a Big Ten Tournament career record with 112 assists in her 13 tournament games. The previous record was held by Samantha Prahalis of Ohio State (67 assists in 11 games from 2009-12).

Iowa is the fourth team in conference history to win three straight Big Ten Tournament titles. (Maryland, Ohio State and Purdue)

Sydney Affolter was named to the Big Ten’s All-Tournament Team.

Iowa has played in five out of the last six Big Ten Tournament Championships.

It was her 64th career double-double she is third on the Big Ten’s all-time list. (Surpassing Denise Jackson, Indiana 1981-84)

Over the last two seasons, Iowa has won 60 games which is the best two-year stretch in program history.

Iowa broke the Big Ten’s single season record for 3-pointers made which was set by Iowa (350) a season ago. (358)

Clark is the all-time leader in 30+ point performances in men’s and women’s college basketball over the last 25 seasons. (56)

She has 20 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. Five of those have come against ranked teams.

Iowa is 38-25 all-time in Big Ten Tournament action.

Iowa is 15-2 in its last 17 Big Ten Tournament games.

Iowa is 44-6 against Big Ten opponents since Feb. 9, 2022.

Since 2009, no player has recorded more games of 35+ points, 5+ assists, and 5+ rebounds. Clark has done it 20 times.

Kate Martin is the 18th Hawkeye record 700+ rebounds in a career.

Hannah Stuelke was 11-of-13 from the free throw in the BTT.

Martin is third Hawkeye in school history to net 1,200+ points, 700+ rebounds, and 450+ assists. (Caitlin Clark and Sam Logic)

Martin is fifth all-time at Iowa for career assists.

Gabbie Marshall is 16-of-32 in her last four games from 3-point range.

Marshall (160) and Martin (158) are eyeing Monika Czinano’s games played record. (162)

Among active players who didn’t transfer, Marshall (124) and Martin (121) are third and fourth nationally for most active wins in a career.

Clark leads the country in 20+ point games this season with 33.

Clark is the only player in the country with 1,000+ points, 280+ assists, and 225+ rebounds this season. Since the start of the 2020-21 season, Iowa leads the nation with 104 games of 80+ points.

UI has scored 80 or more points 27 times this season.

Iowa leads the Big Ten with 24 games of 90+ points this season.

The country’s best offense has record 90+ points in 13 out of the last 15 games.

Clark has scored 20+ points in 118-of-133 career games which is the most in program history.

Clark kept her streak alive of 90 consecutive games making a 3-point basket. (NCAA best)

Clark is the first Division-I men’s or women’s player to record 3,700+ points, 1,000+ assists, and 850+ rebounds in a career.

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