Iowa women’s basketball earns Cy-Hawk win over Iowa State


The No. 3 Iowa women’s basketball team earned a big Cy-Hawk win on Wednesday night on the road in Ames.

The victory was Caitlin Clark’s first at Hilton Coliseum. She also hit another major milestone in the win, racking up 3,000 career points. Re-live all the highlights and the best moments from the game below in our live blog.

GAME STORY: Iowa women’s basketball holds off scrappy Iowa State during in-state showdown

FINAL Iowa 67, Iowa State 58

Highlights here are Caitlin Clark’s 35 points and hitting the 3,000 point mark for her career.

4Q/1:53 Iowa 62, Iowa State 56

Since the media timeout, Iowa has outscored the Cyclones 8-1. Iowa State has failed to drill a FG in the last 2:39.

Cyclones call a timeout.

4Q/4:18 Iowa State 55, Iowa 54

The Cyclones take the lead on an 8-0 run. Hawkeyes are currently in a scoring drought that has lasted 2:27

Hilton is rocking and Iowa takes a timeout.

END OF THIRD: Iowa 48, Iowa State 45

The Hawkeyes, as a whole, went ice cold that frame. But lucky for them, they have a generational talent on their roster. Caitlin Clark racked up all 14 of Iowa’s points in the third and they head into the final 10 minutes of work with a 3-point lead.

Game is shaping up to be a lot more interesting than many originally thought.

Iowa is shooting just 31% on the night. ISU shooting 37%.

Nobody really in dire foul trouble yet, with the most any individual player has is two.

3Q/4:43 Iowa 43, Iowa State 39

Cyclones are in a scoring drought that’s lasted 2:32 of game time and have hit just one of their last eight field goal attempts.

3Q/6:09 Caitlin Clark hits 3,000 career points

With a 3-pointer from the left side of the floor, Clark drills it and goes up to 3,002 points in her career.

She’s just the 15th player in Division I history with that many points. Iowa leads ISU 43-39

Read more about it here.

More: Iowa women’s basketball star Caitlin Clark reaches 3,000 career points during Cy-Hawk game

3Q/10:00 Back underway in Ames

All tied up at 34 with two quarters to play.

HALFTIME: Iowa 34, Iowa State 34

The Cyclones have not batted an eye at the No. 3 team in the nation coming into their building.

In her post-half interview Caitlin Clark, who leads all scorers with 15 points, said the key to the second half is to defend the 3-point line.

Audi Crooks has been great for ISU so far. The true freshman from Bishop Garrigan in Algona has 12 points and made her first career 3-pointer in the second quarter.

Cyclones shooting 41% from the field (13-for-32) and 38% from deep (5-for-13). Hawkeyes are hitting 33% of their shots (12-for-37) and 33% from long range (7-for-21).

Clark, who needs just seven points to reach 3,000 career points, went cold in the second quarter. She had three points on 1-of-9 shooting. She’s 4-for-10 from deep and 5-for-17 overall tonight.

2Q/4:58 Iowa 26, Iowa State 26

Cyclones manage to tie it up. Clark hasn’t scored in the second frame just yet, but it’s bound to happen soon.

Hawkeyes shooting 36% from the field (10-for-28) and 36% from deep (5-for-14).

ISU shooting 38% from the field (10-for-26) and 27% from long range (3-for-11).

END 1: Iowa 21, Iowa State 18

Cyclones hit a buzzer-beating 3-pointer to cut the Hawkeyes’ lead.

Caitlin Clark leads all scorers with 12 points in the opening frame. She’s only 10 points from hitting the 3,000 mark for her career.

Audi Crooks leads ISU with five points.

Cyclones shooting 33% from the field and 33% from beyond the arc. Hawkeyes shooting 42% from the field and 44% from long-range.

1Q/4:25 Iowa 10, Iowa State 7

Caitlin Clark has six points on the night. Freshman Audi Crooks leads the way for the Cyclones with three points.

Still very early in Ames, so stats don’t really tell much of a story just yet.

1Q/10:00 We’re underway in Ames

The ball has been tipped and we’re underway from Hilton.

5:55 Starters announced for Iowa, Iowa State women’s basketball

Iowa State: Hannah Belanger, Kelsey Joens, Nyamer Diew, Addy Brown, Audi Crooks

Iowa: Molly Davis, Kate Martin, Caitlin Clark, Gabbie Marshall, Sharon Goodman

5:45- Caitlin Clark closing in on 3,000 career points

The Iowa star sharpshooter is just 22 points away from reaching the 3K mark in her career. She’s averaging 29 points per game this season, so odds are pretty good she’ll hit that at some point tonight in Ames.

Just about 15 minutes from tipoff now.


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