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The Daily Iowan

The independent newspaper of the University of Iowa community since 1868

The Daily Iowan

The independent newspaper of the University of Iowa community since 1868

The Daily Iowan

A UConn fan reacts to action during a NCAA Tournament Final Four game between No. 1 Iowa and No. 3 UConn at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in Cleveland, Ohio, on Friday, April 5, 2024. The Hawkeyes defeated the Huskies, 71-69.

Iowa women’s basketball’s Final Four win over UConn ends with ‘controversial’ moving screen foul

Kenna Roering, Sports Editor April 6, 2024

CLEVELAND — With under 10 seconds left on the clock, UConn had the ball with a chance to send Iowa home in heartbreaking fashion. Back in her home state with family and friends in attendance,...

UConn guard Paige Bueckers reacts to an officials call during a NCAA Tournament Final Four game between No. 1 Iowa and No. 3 UConn at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in Cleveland, Ohio, on Friday, April 5, 2024. The Hawkeyes defeated the Huskies, 71-69.

Gabbie Marshall holds Paige Bueckers to tournament-low in scoring during Iowa’s Final Four win over UConn

Cooper Worth, Pregame Reporter April 6, 2024

CLEVELAND — Gabbie Marshall was determined not to have Friday's Final Four game against UConn be her last suiting up for Iowa.  While her stats don't immediately stick out — scoring five points...

Iowa forward Hannah Stuelke goes for a layup during a NCAA Tournament Final Four game between No. 1 Iowa and No. 3 UConn at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in Cleveland, Ohio, on Friday, April 5, 2024. The Hawkeyes defeated the Huskies, 71-69.

Hannah Stuelke’s consistent scoring leads Iowa women’s basketball to win over UConn in Final Four

Cooper Worth, Pregame Reporter April 6, 2024

CLEVELAND — In the biggest win of the season thus far for the Iowa women’s basketball team, star guard Caitlin Clark didn’t lead the Hawkeyes.  It was Hannah Stuelke.  The second-year...

Iowa guard Kate Martin celebrates after a NCAA Tournament Final Four game between No. 1 Iowa and No. 3 UConn at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in Cleveland, Ohio, on Friday, April 5, 2024. The Hawkeyes defeated the Huskies, 71-69. (Ayrton Breckenridge/The Daily Iowan)

Iowa women’s basketball’s team effort, resilient second half against UConn lead Hawkeyes to national championship

Kenna Roering, Sports Editor April 6, 2024

CLEVELAND — No one panicked in the Iowa locker room at halftime. Down six to UConn in the Final Four. Twelve turnovers. The National Player of the Year was 0-for-6 from beyond the arc with six...

Members of the Iowa women’s basketball team cheer during a NCAA Tournament Final Four game between No. 1 Iowa and No. 3 UConn at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in Cleveland, Ohio, on Friday, April 5, 2024. (Ayrton Breckenridge/The Daily Iowan)

Iowa women’s basketball reaches national championship with win over UConn

Kenna Roering, Sports Editor April 5, 2024

CLEVELAND — The Hawks are headed to the national championship. Iowa women's basketball defeated UConn, 71-69, on Friday night to advance to its second straight national title game. The Hawkeyes...

Iowa guard Caitlin Clark hugs center Monika Czinano during the NCAA Tournament national championship game against LSU on Sunday, April 2, 2023. The Hawkeyes lost to the Tigers, 102-85.

Monika Czinano, McKenna Warnock finish Iowa women’s basketball careers in national championship game

Chloe Peterson, Sports Editor April 2, 2023

DALLAS — When fifth-year senior center Monika Czinano fouled out of the national championship game with six minutes remaining, she made sure to give junior guard Caitlin Clark a long hug before leaving...

Iowa players wave to the fans during a 2023 NCAA First Round women’s basketball game between No. 2 Iowa and No. 16 Southeastern Louisiana in sold-out Carver-Hawkeye Arena on Friday, March 16, 2023. The Hawkeyes defeated the Lions, 95-43.

Iowa women’s basketball finds ways to celebrate historic season after loss in national title game

Chloe Peterson, Sports Editor April 2, 2023

DALLAS — Head coach Lisa Bluder doesn’t want her team to define its season by a national championship loss.  Instead, she wants them to think about everything they accomplished. "I'm just...

Iowa head coach Lisa Bluder walks down the side of the court during a 2023 NCAA women’s Final Four game between No. 1 South Carolina and No. 2 Iowa at American Airlines Arena in Dallas, Texas, on Friday, March 31, 2023. The Hawkeyes defeated the Gamecocks, 77-73.

Iowa women’s basketball falls short of national title, loses to LSU

Chloe Peterson, Sports Editor April 2, 2023

DALLAS — Iowa’s dreams of a national championship fell short on Sunday afternoon.  In both teams’ first appearance in the championship, Iowa fell to LSU, 102-85, in the national title game...

The Iowa women’s basketball team celebrates after a 2023 NCAA women’s Final Four game between No. 1 South Carolina and No. 2 Iowa at American Airlines Arena in Dallas, Texas, on Friday, March 31, 2023. The Hawkeyes defeated the Gamecocks, 77-73, to advance to the National Championship Game.

‘Why not us?’: Inside the mentality that’s taken Iowa women’s basketball through the NCAA Tournament

Chloe Peterson, Sports Editor April 1, 2023

DALLAS — Throughout the Hawkeyes’ NCAA Tournament run, Iowa women’s basketball has a recurring manta: Why not us? Head coach Lisa Bluder came up with the phrase — offhandedly — one day,...

Iowa guard Gabbie Marshall eyes the ball during a 2023 NCAA women’s Final Four game between No. 1 South Carolina and No. 2 Iowa at American Airlines Arena in Dallas, Texas, on Friday, March 31, 2023. Marshall completed two assists. The Hawkeyes defeated the Gamecocks, 77-73, to advance to the National Championship Game.

Final Four notebook | Gabbie Marshall works through cold, Hawkeyes bring a piece of Christine Grant to national championship

Chloe Peterson, Sports Editor April 1, 2023

DALLAS — Iowa women’s basketball freshman Hannah Stuelke sat at the podium in place of starting senior guard Gabbie Marshall on Saturday morning at American Airlines Center in Dallas. In what...

Iowa guard Caitlin Clark acknowledges the crowd during a 2023 NCAA women’s Final Four game between No. 1 South Carolina and No. 2 Iowa at American Airlines Arena in Dallas, Texas, on Friday, March 31, 2023. The Hawkeyes defeated the Gamecocks, 77-73, to advance to the National Championship Game.

‘Gosh, she’s special’: Kim Mulkey, LSU women’s basketball players praise Iowa’s Caitlin Clark

Chloe Peterson, Sports Editor April 1, 2023

DALLAS — LSU head coach Kim Mulkey has ample experience in the NCAA Women’s Basketball National Championship. Mulkey has been coaching for 23 years and has won the national title three times...