Caitlin Clark was injured in Iowa’s stunning loss to Kansas State

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Kansas State defeated No. 4 Iowa 84-83 Thursday night after Gabby Gregory scored a free throw with four seconds left to put the Wildcats ahead.

Hawkeye Monika Czinano was fouled on the last ball possession but upon review it was determined the time before the foul had expired.

Iowa led most of the game. Kansas State led for almost two minutes.

Iowa was the highest-ranked opponent the Wildcats have beaten in school history.

“Everybody saw a damn good game, it went back and forth, back and forth,” said Kansas State head coach Jeff Mittie. “I’m really proud of our team.”

Kansas State (3-0) was led by Serena Sundell and Gregory with 24 points each. Sarah Shematsi contributed 18.

“Serena was amazing, especially midway through the second half, but it was definitely a team effort,” Mittie said.

Caitlin Clark had 27 points, Czinano had 18, and MaKenna Warnock had 12 for the Hawkeyes.

Clark fought his way off the field and went 6 of 27 while the Hawkeyes shot 27 of 55 as a team. The Wildcats made 28 of 68 shots.

On the last play, Clark was shaken up and carried off the field.

The Hawkeyes led by as much as 12 points in the first half, but the Wildcats ended the half with a 15-7 run to lose by four at halftime.

Kansas State held Clark off the field just 1-8 in the first half.

The Hawkeyes’ 4th place was their highest in almost 30 years.

“These are special wins, we’ll enjoy them for about two hours as we play tomorrow,” said Mittie. “Super proud of our group and a great game.”


Iowa: hosts Belmont on Saturday

Kansas State: Home to face University-Texas Rio Grande Valley on Friday