Iowa Hawkeyes vs. Bowling Green Falcons: TV, streaming broadcast info for Saturday

The Iowa Hawkeyes (7-1) return to the floor this afternoon versus the Bowling Green Falcons (5-1) inside a sold out Carver-Hawkeye Arena after a nice six-day rest.

After its championship run at the Gulf Coast Showcase, Iowa jumped back into the top five at No. 4 nationally in the latest USA TODAY Sports women’s basketball coaches poll.

The Hawkeyes beat Purdue-Fort Wayne, 98-59, and Florida Gulf Coast, 100-62, before avenging their lone loss of the season against No. 18 Kansas State, 77-70.

Senior guard Caitlin Clark scored 82 points across the three tournament games, shooting 48.1% from the floor and a remarkable 51.6% from 3-point range. The West Des Moines product led the way with 32 points against the Wildcats on 10-of-25 shooting, including 7-of-16 from beyond the arc. Clark was named the Gulf Coast Showcase’s Most Valuable Player.

Fifth-year guard Molly Davis and graduate guard Kate Martin were Iowa’s other double-figure scorers against K-State, adding 13 and 11 points, respectively.

Meanwhile, Bowling Green enters after four straight wins over Xavier, Mercer, Lehigh and Duquesne. Senior guard Lexi Fleming led four Falcons in double figures with her team-high 19 points versus Duquesne.

As tipoff approaches, here’s how fans can watch, stream and listen to today’s game against the Falcons. Plus, full game notes on Iowa vs. Bowling Green.

How To Watch

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Jonah Hinebaugh/Naples Daily News/USA Today Network-Florida / USA TODAY NETWORK

Broadcast Teams

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Joseph Cress/For the Register / USA TODAY NETWORK

FS1: Sloane Martin, play-by-play; Kim Adams, color commentary

Hawkeye Radio Network: Rob Brooks, play-by-play; Tiffany Reedy, color commentary

Probable Iowa Starters

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Jonah Hinebaugh/Naples Daily News/USA Today Network-Florida / USA TODAY NETWORK

G, 5-7, Sr., Molly Davis: 6.1 points, 3.4 assists, 3.0 rebounds per game, 50% FG

G, 6-0, Sr., Caitlin Clark: 29.6 points, 7.5 assists, 6.4 rebounds, 2.0 steals per game, 46.7% FG, 38.9% 3-point FG

G, 5-9, Sr., Gabbie Marshall: 5.0 points, 1.8 assists, 1.3 steals per game, 31.6% 3-point FG

G, 6-0, Grad., Kate Martin: 10.4 points, 5.6 rebounds, 2.3 assists per game, 58.6% FG, 33.3% 3-point FG

C, 6-3, RS. Jr., Sharon Goodman: 10.3 points, 4.5 rebounds per game, 73.9% FG

Probable Bowling Green Starters

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Adam Cairns/Columbus Dispatch / USA TODAY NETWORK

G, 5-7, Jr., Amy Velasco: 13.8 points, 3.2 assists per game, 42.6% FG, 52.2% 3-point FG

G, 5-8, Fr., Paige Kohler: 10.8 points, 4.7 assists, 4.0 rebounds per game, 38.0% FG, 35.7% 3-point FG

F, 6-0, Sr., Olivia Hill: 5.3 points, 3.0 rebounds per game, 45.8% FG, 42.9% 3-point FG

G, 5-5, Sr., Lexi Fleming: 16.8 points, 4.7 rebounds, 3.5 assists, 2.8 steals per game, 46.2% FG, 33.3% 3-point FG

F, 6-0, Sr., Erika Porter: 8.7 points, 3.8 rebounds per game, 61.0% FG

Series History

(Photo by Carmen Mandato/Getty Images)
(Photo by Carmen Mandato/Getty Images)

All-time series history: First meeting.

Iowa’s record versus MAC schools: Iowa is 13-6 all-time against MAC schools.

Last MAC meeting: Iowa 87, Central Michigan 72 on March 21, 2021

Scouting Bowling Green

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Albert Cesare / The Enquirer / USA TODAY NETWORK
  • Amy Velasco hit a runner at the buzzer, lifting the Bowling Green State University women’s basketball team to a 68-66 victory over Duquesne University Monday night (Nov. 27).

  • The Falcons have been picked to finish fourth in the MAC in 2023-24.

  • Lexi Fleming was selected to the Preseason All-MAC Second Team for the second consecutive year. Fleming, a native of Cincinnati, Ohio (Mercy McAuley), played in 36 of the Falcons’ 38 games last season, averaging 9.0 points, 4.0 rebounds and 2.6 assists while making 51 three-point field goals.

  • The Falcons lost four starters from a year ago, as Allison Day completed her eligibility and Elissa Brett, Nyla Hampton and Jocelyn Tate all entered the transfer portal. Additionally, Kadie Hempfling, the only player in school history with over 1,200 points, 800 rebounds and 400 assists, completed her eligibility.

  • Bowling Green had 31 wins last season, which was tied with UI and fourth nationally.

  • BGSU played in the WNIT a season ago.

Postgame Iowa notes vs. K-State

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Jonah Hinebaugh/Naples Daily News/USA Today Network-Florida / USA TODAY NETWORK
  • It marks Iowa’s first regular season tournament title since the 2017-18 season (Puerto Rico Classic).

  • Caitlin Clark was named the GC Showcase Most Valuable Player.

  • Molly Davis earned All-Tournament honors.

  • Bluder is third among active Division-I women’s college basketball coaches with 857 career wins.

  • Bluder has led Iowa to 10 regular season tournament titles.

  • Clark recorded a team-high 32 points, six assists, and five rebounds.

  • Over the last 25 seasons, no one has recorded more 30+ points games than Clark (40).

  • Clark has scored 20 or more points in 93 of her 108 career games at the University of Iowa, which is the most in school history.

  • It was Davis’ third game this season in double figures and sixth as a Hawkeye.

  • Martin nearly reached a double-double with 11 points, nine rebounds and an assist.

  • Iowa snapped a three-game losing streak to Kansas State.

  • Clark has netted a 3-point basket in 66 consecutive games, which is an NCAA-best.

  • Goodman has shot 60%+ from the floor in seven out of eight games this year

  • Iowa has shot 50%+ from the floor in 14 of the last 16 quarters.

  • The Hawkeyes have shot 40%+ from deep in four straight contests.

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