Iowa Dominates No. 14 Indiana as Caitlin Clark Leads the Way with 30-Point Performance

IOWA CITY, Iowa – In a highly anticipated matchup between two undefeated Big Ten teams, No. 3 Iowa dominated No. 14 Indiana in a decisive 84-57 victory at Carver-Hawkeye Arena. The win extended Iowa’s winning streak to 17 games and improved their overall record to 17-1 (6-0 Big Ten). On the other hand, Indiana fell to 14-2 (5-1 Big Ten) with their first loss of the season.

Coming into the game, Indiana’s coach Teri Moren acknowledged the difficulty of guarding Iowa’s superstar Caitlin Clark, who averages 30 points per game. Indiana’s strategy was to limit her scoring, but Clark still managed to have a major impact on the game. In the first quarter, the Hoosiers were successful in containing her, but Clark eventually found her rhythm and finished the game with 30 points, marking the 46th time in her career that she reached that milestone.

While Clark stole the show, she was not the only Iowa player who excelled in the game. Molly Davis, Iowa’s senior guard, also had an impressive performance with 18 points, contributing to Iowa’s dominant victory.

Turnovers proved to be a major issue for Indiana throughout the game. The Hoosiers, who typically have a low turnover rate, struggled with nine turnovers in the first half alone. This allowed Iowa to capitalize on their mistakes and gain many more scoring opportunities.

Another area where Indiana faltered was their shooting from beyond the arc. Iowa’s defense effectively shut down Indiana’s 3-point shooters, while Clark and Gabbie Marshall led Iowa’s barrage of 3-pointers.

Overall, it was a commanding performance by the Iowa Hawkeyes, showcasing their dominance in the Big Ten conference. With this win, Iowa solidifies their position as one of the top teams in women’s college basketball.

To summarize, No. 3 Iowa outplayed No. 14 Indiana in a matchup of undefeated Big Ten teams. Iowa’s superstar Caitlin Clark stole the show with a 30-point performance, while Molly Davis also made significant contributions. Indiana struggled with turnovers and poor shooting from beyond the arc. With the victory, Iowa extends their winning streak to 17 games and improves their overall record to 17-1 (6-0 Big Ten), while Indiana falls to 14-2 (5-1 Big Ten).