Iowa women’s basketball coach Lisa Bluder earns 700th career win


IOWA CITY, Iowa — Iowa women’s basketball coach Lisa Bluder surpassed the 700-win mark in her coaching career as her Hawkeyes beat Quinnipiac 83-67 on Friday night at Carver-Hawkeye Arena.

Bluder, who ranks second in Big Ten history with 168 league victories, is Iowa’s all-time leader in coaching wins with 344. She also coached at Drake and St. Ambrose.

“Any time you have a milestone win, it  just kind of gives you that time to reflect and look back and see all of those people,” Bluder said. “I told the women in the locker room I’ve been able to coach a lot of great women the last 30-some years but this group is really special and I’m glad I got to share this with this group.”

The milestone was accomplished in the season-opening Hawkeye Challenge. Iowa’s matchup could not have been more challenging against Quinnipiac, which advanced to the Sweet Sixteen last year. The game was contested throughout much of the game until Iowa pulled away in the final minutes with a 28-8 run.

In Bluder’s previous 17 seasons, the Hawkeyes made 16 postseason appearances, including 12 NCAA tournaments. Bluder has coached 20 players to 49 All-Big Ten honors. Former point guard Samantha Logic was a first-team consensus All-American in 2015.

Bluder’s overall record is 700-344. She surpassed C. Vivian Stringer as Iowa’s all-time victory leader on Feb. 10, 2014. Bluder is one of 10 current women’s basketball coaches with 700 wins.

Center Megan Gustafson scored 16 points and grabbed 15 rebounds.

“It’s amazing to be a part of this team and have coach Bluder as our coach,” Gustafson said. “She cares about us, not as just basketball players, but off the court, too. So being able to have a coach and being able to play for someone like that is special.”

 

The post Iowa women’s basketball coach Lisa Bluder earns 700th career win appeared first on Land of 10.


Reader Comments ...


Next Up in Sports

Golden: Just when you thought it was safe to give up on the Horns …
Golden: Just when you thought it was safe to give up on the Horns …

Just when you thought they were dead, the Texas Longhorns kept their NCAA tourney hopes alive with a huge road win over the freefalling Oklahoma Sooners, who were inexplicably still ranked No. 23 in the country despite four straight losses. As for the Horns, that three-game losing streak is in the rear-view mirror. Texas (16-11, 6-8 Big 12) can gain...
Social media praises Alabama’s hiring of defensive line coach Craig Kuligowski
Social media praises Alabama’s hiring of defensive line coach Craig Kuligowski

Alabama and Nick Saban have to make a number of different staff changes this offseason. But it appears that they may have just made one of the hires of the offseason in the reported hiring of Craig Kuligowski to coach the defensive line. Kuligowski is arguably the top defensive line coach in the country given his time at Miami...
USC coach Andy Enfield remains icy toward Tad Boyle ahead of Colorado trip
USC coach Andy Enfield remains icy toward Tad Boyle ahead of Colorado trip

It’s been a little more than a month since Colorado coach Tad Boyle turned heads within the Pac-12 for his comments about USC and Arizona and their connection to an FBI bribery investigation. USC coach Andy Enfield was none-too-pleased about that at the time, which may have contributed to him taking a late...
Wisconsin-Minnesota basketball: Score, live updates, stats (February 19, 2018)
Wisconsin-Minnesota basketball: Score, live updates, stats (February 19, 2018)

Wisconsin basketball plays against Minnesota on Monday, Feb. 19. The game starts at 8 p.m. CT. Stay here for score, stats and box score from the game below. Tweets about from:@badgermbb !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0],p=/^http:/.test(d.location)?'http':'https';if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js...
Baker Mayfield says he ‘wasn’t given the natural talent’ Johnny Manziel had
Baker Mayfield says he ‘wasn’t given the natural talent’ Johnny Manziel had

Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield wants it known that he isn’t just another version of Johnny Manziel. Mayfield, during an award ceremony in Fort Worth, Texas on Monday, reiterated that he’s an entirely different player than the former Texas A&M quarterback and 2012 Heisman Trophy winner — who has endured a turbulent...
More Stories