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No. 18 Ohio State’s Home Matchup With No. 2 Iowa Officially Sold Out, Set For Largest Home Crowd In Program History

By January 19, 2024 (5:02 pm)Basketball

Ohio State announced Friday that the team’s home contest against No. 2 Iowa on Sunday – set for a noon tipoff on NBC – has officially sold out with 18,660 fans, which will set a new single-game attendance record for the program.

Ohio State will welcome in the undefeated Hawkeyes and star senior guard Caitlin Clark, who has drawn fans across the country over the last several seasons. She is averaging 31.0 points in 19 games this season, and is averaging 7.7 assists and 7.2 rebounds per contest on 48.1 percent shooting and 40.1 percent shooting from beyond the arc.

“Iowa’s got a great team and we know this is going to be a huge challenge, but also great opportunity,” Ohio State head coach Kevin McGuff said. “It’ll be incredible environment, so we’re looking forward to it.”

This will be the first-ever sellout for the women’s basketball team at Value City Arena, with the previous attendance record set on Feb. 27, 2005, when 17,525 fans attended a 69-58 win over Penn State. Ohio State reported a sellout last season with 9,955 fans for an 83-72 loss to Iowa, though ticket sales did not include the upper deck of The Schottenstein Center, which is open this time around.

The previous attendance record at St. John Arena – which had four sellouts while the women played there – was 13,320 fans for a 58-54 win over Iowa on Feb. 26, 1988.

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