Recap: Iowa women's basketball topples Indiana to win 2022 Big Ten Tournament
INDIANAPOLIS — The Iowa women’s basketball team spent last Sunday clinching a share of the Big Ten regular-season championship. The Hawkeyes are hoping to spend this Sunday claiming another title, this one all to themselves.
No. 2 seed Iowa will face No. 5 seed Indiana at 3 p.m. CT Sunday in the Big Ten Tournament title game. It’s the third time the Hawkeyes have been in this game over the last four seasons. It’s also the third Iowa-Indiana meeting in the last two weeks.
Hawk Central reporter Dargan Southard is live at Gainbridge Fieldhouse in Indianapolis and will have live updates, analysis and commentary throughout Iowa's stay (how ever long that may be). Follow along here and on Twitter.
FINAL: Iowa 74, Indiana 67.
Hawkeyes have their second Big Ten Tournament title in four years.
1:17/4Q: Iowa 70, Indiana 66.
Hawkeyes trying to put this one away.
3:41/4Q: Iowa 68, Indiana 63.
Three straight Iowa buckets from someone other than 22 or 25. Hawkeyes trying to put the finishing touches on this one.
6:35/4Q: Iowa 60, Indiana 57
Hawkeyes trying to find a bit of separation here in the fourth, but the Hoosiers are hanging close. Caitlin Clark and Monika Czinano have combined for 43 of Iowa's 60 points.
8:03/4Q: Iowa 55, Indiana 52
Hoosiers took it from down seven and slipping to down three in a hurry. Iowa needs another push to find some separation.
END 3Q: Iowa 51, Indiana 48
No team led by more than three points over the last 5:42 of the third. Setting up for an intense final 10.
3:55/3Q: Indiana 44, Iowa 43
Caitlin Clark just picked up her third foul, a second straight offensive one that had her stunned in disbelief. Hawkeyes down 1 at the media timeout.
6:02/3Q: Indiana 42, Iowa 37
Hoosiers have the first seven of the 3Q before Monika Czinano finally quiets the Indiana crowd. Hawkeyes ' offensive possessions becoming tougher while Indiana fires away on the other end.
9:20/3Q: All tied as the second half begins.
Hoosiers get the first bucket of the third quarter.
HALF: Iowa 35, Indiana 33.
Hoosiers make a little push to end the half and tighten this one up.
1:50/2Q: Iowa 33, Indiana 28,
Indiana with little answer right now for Monika Czinano, who has 16 first-half points on 7-for-9 shooting. Couple of those have been extended jumpers too. She did just pick up her second foul and will likely sit until the break.
4:17/2Q: Iowa 27, Indiana 26
Caitlin Clark was lucky not to get T'd up after that offensive foul call. Lisa Bluder giving her an earful during the timeout. First half unfolding like two teams that know each other well.
6:56/2Q: Iowa 27, Indiana 24
Caitlin Clark scores five straight Hawkeye points, capped by a surge down the court and and-1 layup. Back and forth we go.
END 1Q: Iowa 18, Indiana 16.
Kate Martin hits a big trey to end the quarter. She's delivers another key opening period. Monika Czinano leads everyone with 10.
1:54/1Q: Indiana 14, Iowa 13.
Hawkeyes working inside out at the moment with a lot of Monika Czinano action so far. She heads to the bench for a quick rest.
4:46/1Q: Indiana 10, Iowa 7.
Another clunky start offensively for the Hawkeyes, which have needed some time to warm up in every game down here. Iowa scoring drought at 2:45.
17:54/1Q: Iowa 7, Indiana 4
Caitlin Clark drains her first trey. Monika Czinano already making moves down low.
10:00/1Q: Underway from Indy.
Hawkeyes and Hoosiers for a tourney title.
2:50 p.m. — Fitting that the two fan bases who brought the most people this weekend are the last ones standing.
Lot of red, and a good bit of gold in the building today. I'd say the lower bowl is about 90% full and the 200 level is about 60% full. Tip coming in 10.
2:25 p.m. — ICYMI
Hawkeyes and Hoosiers about 30 or so minutes away from tip here at Gainbridge Fieldhouse. A quick look back at how Iowa got here:
- Quarterfinal: Hawkeyes over Northwestern
- Quarterfinal: Iowa solves Wildcats' Blizzard defense
- Semifinal:Hawkeyes over Nebraska
- Semifinal: Caitlin Clark's 41 carries Iowa offense
Dargan Southard covers Iowa and UNI athletics, recruiting and preps for the Des Moines Register, HawkCentral.com and the Iowa City Press-Citizen. Email him at email@example.com or follow him on Twitter at @Dargan_Southard.