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Iowa guard Caitlin Clark blocks UConn guard Paige Bueckers during the Sweet Sixteen NCAA women's basketball championship against UConn on Saturday, March 27, 2021 at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas. The Hawkeyes were defeated by the Huskies, 92-72. Clark and Bueckers played together on the U-17 and U-19 Team USA basketball team in high school, and both say they are still close friends.

Iowa women’s basketball overwhelmed by No. 1 seed UConn

Chloe Peterson, Sports Reporter March 27, 2021

SAN ANTONIO — Iowa women’s basketball has not made an appearance in the NCAA Tournament’s Final Four since the 1992-93 season, and after a 92-72 loss to top-seeded UConn in the Sweet 16 Saturday,...

Iowa guard Gabbie Marshall fights for the ball during the second quarter of the Sweet Sixteen NCAA women's basketball championship against No. 1 UConn on Saturday, March 27, 2021 at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas. The Hawkeyes are trailing behind the Huskies, 49-35 at halftime.

Social media reactions: Iowa women’s basketball loses to UConn in Sweet 16

Chloe Peterson, Sports Reporter March 27, 2021

SAN ANTONIO — The Elite Eight dreams of Iowa women's basketball were dashed by UConn Saturday afternoon, as the Hawkeyes were defeated by the Huskies in blowout fashion, 92-72. With Iowa's 2020-21...

Iowa guard Caitlin Clark reaches for a pass during the first quarter of the Sweet Sixteen NCAA women's basketball championship against No. 1 UConn on Saturday, March 27, 2021 at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas. The Hawkeyes are trailing behind the Huskies, 49-35 at halftime.

Rapid recap: Iowa women’s basketball bounced by UConn in Sweet 16

Chloe Peterson, Sports Reporter March 27, 2021

SAN ANTONIO — The Elite Eight dreams of Iowa women's basketball did not become reality Saturday, as the fifth seeded Hawkeyes fell to the top-seeded UConn Huskies, 92-72, in the NCAA Tournament's...

Iowa guards Caitlin Clark and Gabbie Marshall block UConn guard Christyn Williams during first quarter of the Sweet Sixteen NCAA women's basketball championship against No. 1 UConn on Saturday, March 27, 2021 at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas. The Hawkeyes are trailing behind the Huskies, 49-35 at halftime.

UConn holds strong lead over Iowa at halftime

Chloe Peterson, Sports Reporter March 27, 2021

SAN ANTONIO – At halftime of Iowa women's basketball's Sweet 16 game, fifth-seeded Iowa is trailing No. 1 UConn by 14 points, 49-35. After the first ten minutes of the game, UConn only held a...

Iowa guard Caitlin Clark looks to pass the ball during the second round of the NCAA women's basketball championship against No. 4 Kentucky on Tuesday, March 23, 2021 at the Bill Greehey Arena at Saint Mary's University in San Antonio, Texas. The Hawkeyes defeated the Wildcats, 86-72. No. 5 Iowa will go on to play the winner of tonight's 8 p.m. game between No. 1 UConn and No. 8 Syracuse in the Sweet Sixteen starting on Saturday.

Scouting report | Iowa women’s basketball matches up with No. 1 UConn in Sweet 16

Chloe Peterson, Sports Reporter March 27, 2021

SAN ANTONIO — After taking down its first two opponents by double digits — 12th seeded Central Michigan, 87-72, and fifth-seeded Kentucky, 86-72 — Iowa women’s basketball is back in the Sweet...

Iowa guard Caitlin Clark dribbles toward the basket during the second round of the NCAA women's basketball championship against No. 4 Kentucky on Tuesday, March 23, 2021 at the Bill Greehey Arena at Saint Mary's University in San Antonio, Texas. The Hawkeyes defeated the Wildcats, 86-72. No. 5 Iowa will go on to play the winner of tonight's 8 p.m. game between No. 1 UConn and No. 8 Syracuse in the Sweet Sixteen starting on Saturday.

‘We knew that she was the special one’: Caitlin Clark dominating in her first season with the Iowa women’s basketball team

Chloe Peterson, Sports Reporter March 23, 2021

Caitlin Clark grew up in the Hawkeye State, and now wears the Black and Gold for the Iowa women’s basketball program, but her childhood bedroom in West Des Moines is still painted baby blue. The...

Iowa Hawkeyes center Luka Garza (55) hugs guard CJ Fredrick (5) after their 95-80 loss against the Oregon Ducks during the second round of the 2021 NCAA Tournament on Monday, March 22, 2021, at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Ind. Mandatory Credit: Sam Owens/IndyStar via USA TODAY Sports

Opinion | Men’s basketball year in review: Was Iowa’s season successful despite the tournament loss?

Robert Read, Pregame Editor March 23, 2021

INDIANAPOLIS — This was supposed to be the season for the Iowa men’s basketball program. And by “the season,” I mean this team wasn’t supposed to end its season with a 95-80 loss to seventh-seeded...

Iowa guard Caitlin Clark goes for a layup during the second round of the NCAA women's basketball championship against No. 4 Kentucky on Tuesday, March 23, 2021 at the Bill Greehey Arena at Saint Mary's University in San Antonio, Texas. The Hawkeyes defeated the Wildcats, 86-72. No. 5 Iowa will go on to play the winner of tonight's 8 p.m. game between No. 1 UConn and No. 8 Syracuse in the Sweet Sixteen starting on Saturday.

Clark’s heroics propel Hawkeyes to Sweet 16

Chloe Peterson, Sports Reporter March 23, 2021

SAN ANTONIO – Iowa women’s basketball freshman point guard Caitlin Clark fully demonstrated her offensive prowess Tuesday, leading the fifth-seeded Hawkeyes to the NCAA Tournament’s Sweet 16...

Iowa center Monika Czinano shoots a basket during the first half of the second round of the NCAA women's basketball championship against Kentucky on Tuesday, March 23, 2021 at the Bill Greehey Arena at Saint Mary's University in San Antonio, TX. The Hawkeyes are leading the Wildcats, 49-22 at halftime.

Rapid Recap: First half dominance leads Iowa to win over Kentucky, spot in Sweet 16

Chloe Peterson, Sports Reporter March 23, 2021

SAN ANTONIO – Behind "Defense!" chants from the Iowa fans at the game, Iowa held Kentucky to just 72 points in the second round of the NCAA Tournament to overtake the Wildcats, 86-72. The Hawkeyes...

Clark, defense lead Iowa to halftime lead over Kentucky

Clark, defense lead Iowa to halftime lead over Kentucky

Chloe Peterson, Sports Reporter March 23, 2021

SAN ANTONIO – Sharon Goodman's rally towel is being put to good use. The freshman center waves the towel on the sidelines whenever the Hawkeyes make a basket, and Iowa made 20 field goals to...

Iowa guard Caitlin Clark goes for a layup during the first round of the NCAA women's basketball championship against Central Michigan on Sunday, March 21, 2021 at the Alamodome in San Antonio, TX. The Hawkeyes defeated the Chippewas, 87-72. No. 5 Iowa will go on to play the winner of the 1 PM game between No. 4 Kentucky and No. 13 Idaho State on Tuesday during the second round.

Iowa women’s basketball looking for spot in Sweet 16

Chloe Peterson, Sports Reporter March 23, 2021

SAN ANTONIO – The Iowa women’s basketball program is no stranger to the NCAA Tournament’s Sweet 16. Iowa made it to the Sweet 16 in 2018-19, with former Hawkeyes Megan Gustafson and Kathleen...

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