No. 2 Iowa turned the most up-to-date high 5 group to fall in an upset on Thursday.
This time, it modified into the Hawkeyes losing to unranked Kansas Snarl in a brutal game for defending Wood Award winner Caitlin Clark. The correct modified into she scored 24 parts with three assists. The hideous modified into she shot 6-of-32 from the field (2-of-16 from 3-point fluctuate) with four turnovers.
No other Iowa participant scored higher than 10 parts. Clark’s 32 shots represented 52% of Iowa’s output for the night.
After a succor-and-forth first three quarters, Iowa looked to be in an staunch situation within the fourth with a 48-42 lead with a bit over nine minutes left and a 58-53 lead with 2: 30 left. Then the Wildcats performed the game on a 10-0 urge, powered by Gabby Gregory and Ayoka Lee.
Lee led Kansas Snarl with 22 parts on 9-of-14 shooting with 12 rebounds and two blocks. Gregory modified into 1-for-12 until the final three minutes, but the All-Huge 12 first-teamer came up colossal within the end.
Iowa is the third high 5 group to fall within the final 10 days. Then-No. 1 and defending champion LSU lost its season opener to Colorado, NC Snarl beat then-No. 2 UConn on Sunday and No. 21 Baylor took down No. 4 Utah on Tuesday.
The Hawkeyes entered this season with colossal expectations, a pure of having Clark on their roster after she led them to the nationwide championship game final season, where they lost to LSU. Nonetheless, that group additionally graduated Monika Czinano and McKenna Warnock, its No. 2 and 3 scorers next season. Gabbie Marshall and Kate Martin, the rest starters alongside Clark, mixed to pace 1-of-7 for 2 parts and four turnovers on Thursday.