Caitlin Clark. Caitlin Clark. Caitlin Clark. Former ESPN personality Kenny Mayne would say, "You can't stop her; you can only hope to contain her." Indiana did a good job of affecting her shot early in the game, but she started to heat up in the second quarter. Iowa used a dominant third quarter to pull away from the Hoosiers and win the game 84-57.
Indiana got exposed against Iowa. Their bench proved ineffective, and their lack of team speed showed, especially when they turned the basketball over. In the Hoosiers' defense, they had travel issues and didn't get to Iowa City until a few hours before the game.
The Hoosiers look to rebound against Minnesota at home, while Iowa seeks to continue its winning streak against a scrappy Wisconsin squad. Elsewhere in the Big Ten, #18 Ohio State kept pace with Iowa and Indiana with a win against Michigan State. The Buckeyes are 1.5 games back of Iowa, even with Indiana in the loss column.
Illinois notched its first Big Ten win of the season, defeating struggling Northwestern 93-52. There is a log jam underneath Iowa, with six teams within 2.5 games of the Hawkeyes.
How did the last week affect the Power Rankings? Here are the rankings for this week: