Thirty years later The Hawkeye women are headed back to the Final Four.
Rob Brooks and Jamie Cavey Lang on the Hawkeye Network. Iowa blew the game open by outscoring Louisville 30-12 to close the third quarter in a 97-83 win in Seattle. It’s Iowa’s first trip to the Final Four since 1993 and the first for head coach Lisa Bluder.
It’s Iowa’s 30th win of the season and they head to Dallas this morning for Friday night’s semifinal round.
Junior guard Caitlin Clark had the first 40-point triple-double in NCAA Tournament history. She finished with 41 points, 10 rebounds and 12 assists.
Clark made 11 of 19 shots, including eight of 14 from behind the arc.
Clark had a goal of leading the Hawkeyes to the final four when she signed with Bluder.
McKenna Warnock scored 17 points as the Hawkeyes had to regroup after falling behind 8-0 at the outset.
The Hawkeyes play the winner of tonight’s game between Maryland and top ranked South Carolina.