Women's Basketball Breakdown: Iowa vs. Clemson
Breaking down Wednesday's ACC/Big Ten Challenge game between Iowa and Clemson.
Time and place — 8:01 p.m. (CST), Carver-Hawkeye Arena, Iowa City
TV — BTN
Radio — Hawkeye Radio Network
Records — Iowa 5-2, Clemson 3-5
Rankings — Neither team is ranked.
Series — First meeting.
Iowa — Monika Czinano (C, 6-3, Soph., 13 ppg.), Kathleen Doyle (G, 5-9, Sr., 14.9 ppg.), Makenzie Meyer (G, 5-9, Sr., 15.4 ppg.), Alexis Sevillian (G, 5-9, Jr., 7.7 ppg.), Amanda Ollinger (G, 6-1, Sr., 6.7 ppg.)
Clemson — Amari Robinson (F, 6-0, Fr., 10.1 ppg.), Mikayla Hayes (C, 6-3, Soph., 4.1 ppg.), Destiny Thomas (G, 5-10, Jr., 3.6 ppg.), Kendall Spray (G, 5-5, Jr., 4 ppg.), Shania Meertens (G, 5-8, Jr., 6.5 ppg.)
• Tania Davis, a member of last year's Iowa team that made it to the Elite Eight of the NCAA tournament, is a graduate assistant coach with Clemson.
• Davis and Hannah Stewart, another member of the team, will receive their Big Ten Tournament championship rings from last season. Stewart has been playing professional basketball in Australia.
What to watch
The Hawkeyes seemed to have found an identity with two wins in last week's Puerto Rico Clasico.
They'll face a Clemson team that has struggled to open the season. The Tigers were on a three-game losing streak before Saturday's 77-46 win over Alcorn State.
The Tigers have struggled to get points this season — they have had five games with less than 60 points.
Iowa gets a week off after this before playing at Iowa State next Wednesday, so it would be good to go into that stretch with a win.