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Iowa Hawkeyes at Northwestern Wildcats: Stream, game notes for Wednesday

The No. 4 Iowa Hawkeyes hit the road tonight to battle the Northwestern Wildcats.

Iowa (19-2, 8-1 Big Ten) heads to Evanston, Ill., where another packed crowd will be on hand inside Welsh Ryan Arena. The Hawkeyes enter after a convincing win over Nebraska.

Senior guard Caitlin Clark came alive after halftime, pouring in 28 of her 38 points in the second half. She knocked down six 3-pointers after halftime as the Hawkeyes cruised to a 92-73 win over the Huskers. Clark also pulled down 10 rebounds to secure her 53rd career double-double.

Meanwhile, graduate guard Kate Martin had another strong performance, scoring 16 points on 6-of-11 shooting with five rebounds, four assists and a steal. Junior guard Sydney Affolter rounded out Iowa’s double-figure scorers against the Huskers with 12 points on 4-of-6 shooting.

Northwestern (7-13, 2-7 Big Ten) enters on a four-game losing streak where each loss came by 11 or more points. The No. 9 Indiana Hoosiers rolled away from Northwestern 100-59 on Sunday and the Wildcats’ last win was against at Wisconsin on Jan. 10.

Here’s how Hawkeye fans can watch, stream and listen. Plus, a look at probable starters and game notes.

How To Watch

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(Photo by Matthew Holst/Getty Images)

How To Get Peacock

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(Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

NBC’s streaming platform, Iowa fans can purchase a Peacock subscription here. There are two different plans for Hawkeye fans to choose from. The Premium plan costs $5.99 per month, while the Premium Plus plan costs $11.99 per month.

Broadcast Teams

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Joseph Cress/Iowa City Press-Citizen / USA TODAY NETWORK

Peacock: Zora Stephenson, play-by-play; Meghan McKeown, color analyst

Hawkeye Radio Network: Rob Brooks, play-by-play; Kathryn Reynolds, color analyst

Probable Iowa Starters

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Julia Hansen/Iowa City Press-Citizen / USA TODAY NETWORK

G, 5-7, Sr., Molly Davis: 6.0 points, 3.5 assists, 2.8 rebounds per game, 54.0% FG, 32.4% 3-point FG, 84.6% FT

G, 6-0, Sr., Caitlin Clark: 32.0 points, 7.6 assists, 7.1 rebounds, 1.7 steals per game, 48.4% FG, 40.7% 3-point FG, 83.8% FT

G, 5-9, Sr., Gabbie Marshall: 5.2 points, 1.6 assists, 1.3 steals, 1.0 rebounds per game, 33.0% FG, 31.2% 3-point FG, 66.7% FT

G, 6-0, Grad., Kate Martin: 12.2 points, 6.0 rebounds, 2.5 assists, 1.0 steals per game, 53.4% FG, 35.4% 3-point FG, 88.0% FT

F, 6-2, Soph., Hannah Stuelke: 12.6 points, 6.8 rebounds, 1.4 assists, 1.0 steals per game, 61.5% FG, 57.1% 3-point FG, 59.2% FT

Probable Northwestern Starters

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(Photo by David Berding/Getty Images)

G, 5-9, Soph., Caroline Lau: 7.5 points, 5.8 assists, 3.8 rebounds per game, 38.2% FG, 34.9% 3-point FG, 65.4% FT

G, 5-11, Sr., Jasmine McWilliams: 2.5 points, 2.6 rebounds per game, 25.0% FG, 100% FT

G, 5-7, Grad., Maggie Pina: 5.0 points, 1.4 rebounds, 1.1 assists per game, 35.7% FG, 42.9% 3-point FG, 84.2% FT

G, 5-11, Sr., Casey Harter: 6.3 points, 3.6 rebounds, 2.5 assists per game, 40.5% FG, 39.1% 3-point FG, 82.6% FT

F, 6-3, Jr., Caileigh Walsh: 12.8 points, 6.0 rebounds, 1.7 assists per game, 44.9% FG, 32.2% 3-point FG, 87.9% FT

Series History

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Joseph Cress/Iowa City Press-Citizen / USA TODAY NETWORK

All-time Series History: Iowa leads, 60-18

Last Meeting: Iowa 93, Northwestern 64 on Jan. 11, 2023 in Iowa City

Scouting the Wildcats

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Matt Cashore-USA TODAY Sports
  • NU holds a 7-13 record this season and is 2-7 in conference play after a 100-59, loss at Indiana on Sunday.

  • The Wildcats have lost four straight games. Northwestern’s last win in conference play at Welsh-Ryan Arena was against Rutgers on Dec. 30, 2023.

  • Against the Hoosiers on Sunday, the Cats’ defense produced a season-high, seven blocked shots.

  • Melannie Daley and Calliegh Walsh lead NU in the scoring column averaging more than 12.0 ppg respectively.

  • Joe McKeown is in his 16th season with Northwestern – the longest tenured women’s basketball coach in school history. He was hired on June 9, 2008, and has led the program to a record 257 wins since.

Iowa Postgame Notes vs. Nebraska

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Julia Hansen/Iowa City Press-Citizen / USA TODAY NETWORK
  • National Player of the Year candidate, Caitlin Clark, notched 38 points, 10 rebounds, and six assists against NU.

  • Only eight of Clark’s 121 career games have come against Nebraska (6.6%), she’s exploded for at least 30 points in all eight games.

  • Clark has netted at least six three-point field goals in five consecutive games which is the longest active streak nationally.

  • Since 2009, no player has recorded more games of 35+ points, 5+ assists, and 5+ rebounds. She has done it 15 times.

  • It was her 53rd career double-double, she is now sixth on the Big Ten’s all-time list. She leads all Big Ten active players in career double-doubles.

  • Clark is now sixth on the NCAA’s all-time 3-point field goal list.

  • Iowa has won their last six games following a loss. Iowa hasn’t dropped back-to-back games since a 2-game skid spanning Nov. and Dec. 2022.

  • The Hawkeyes have won 11 out of the last 12 meetings against the Huskers.

  • In eight of the last nine Iowa wins over Nebraska, the Hawkeyes have scored 80+ points.

  • It was Clark’s 49th career game with 30+ points in her career, the most in men’s or women’s college basketball history over the last 25 seasons.

  • UI is 9-1 in home games this year and a perfect 5-0 in conference play.

  • Lisa Bluder is eyeing eight straight 20-win seasons.

  • Since 2008, Bluder’s teams own a 239-43 record at Carver-Hawkeye Arena.

  • Today’s game marks the 19th sellout in Iowa women’s basketball history.

  • Kate Martin has scored 15+ points in nine games this year.

  • The game featured 10 lead changes and four ties.

  • All five Hawkeyes in the starting lineup scored in the first quarter.

  • Clark has scored 20+ points in 106-of-121 career games which is the most in program history.

  • Iowa has won 12 out of its last 13 against Big Ten foes.

  • UI is 34-4 in Big Ten action since Feb. 9, 2022.

  • Since 2020-21, Iowa has scored 80+ points on 94 occasions which is the best nationally.

  • The Hawkeyes have scored 80+ points in 17 contests this year.

  • Since 2020-21, the Hawkeyes lead the country in games with 90+ points. (49)

  • Clark kept her alive streak of 79 consecutive games making a 3-point basket. (NCAA best)

  • Clark is the first Division-I player to record 3,300+ points, 900+ assists, and 800+ rebounds in a career.

  • Iowa owns the longest active streak in the AP Top 5 at 13 consecutive weeks.

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