IOWA CITY, Iowa (NWN) — Caitlin Clark had her second triple-double of the season with 24 points, 12 assists and 10 rebounds, and McKenna Warnock had 21 points as No. 9 Iowa beat Michigan State to coach on Sunday at 88. defeated by -61. Lisa Bluder’s 800th career win.
Monica Zinano added 19 points as the Hawkeyes (5-1, 1-0 Big Ten) bounced back from a 79-64 loss to Duke on Thursday, their first game since November 17 due to a COVID-19 outbreak within the schedule. Forced to cancel after the outbreak. three games.
In his 22nd season as Iowa coach, Bluder is 800-377 in his career and 444-235 in Iowa. He is one of six active Division I coaches, and one of 14 overall, with 800 or more wins.
Clark, a sophomore guard who was an Associated Press Precision All-American, averages 21.7 points this season, but has struggled with his shooting. She has gone 9 out of 25 off the field, 2 out of 10 at 3-pointers, and 20 out of 61 off the field and 4 out of 29 from long range in her last three matches.
Iowa defeated the Spartans (6-4, 0-1) 33-11 in the third quarter to lead 39-37 at halftime. The Hawkeyes held Michigan State for four field goals in the quarter and shot 68.8% from the field.
Nia Clauden leads Michigan State with 18 points, breaking her streak of six consecutive games with 20 or more points. Didi Heijman added 12 points and Tamara Farquhar added 10 points.
It was a Big Ten opener for both teams, but it was the only game this season between the Hawkeyes and the Spartans. Iowa has an all-time lead of 41-30 in the series.
The Hawkeyes may be able to stay in the top 10 in the NWN poll after giving an impressive response to the loss at Duke. Michigan State, which started the season with four wins in a row, has lost three of its last five.
Michigan State: hosts Illinois on Thursday.
Iowa: Wednesday in Iowa State.
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