Tue. Jun 25th, 2024
Caitlin Clark Breaks Women’s Scoring Record in Single Season as Iowa Advances to Sweet 16

Caitlin Clark, the top-seeded Iowa Hawkeyes, faced a tough challenge from the eighth-seeded West Virginia Mountaineers in the second round of the NCAA women’s basketball tournament on Monday night in Iowa City. The 22-year-old senior set a new scoring record during her final collegiate home game, scoring 32 points to bring her career points total to 3,830.

Clark, who is WNBA-bound, has played her final collegiate game in Iowa City. After hosting the first and second-round tournament games, Iowa’s NCAA tournament road now goes through Albany, New York. Clark credited the team’s composure, especially during difficult moments in the game. She highlighted the importance of using their home crowd for support and praised the team’s experience and resilience.

During her final season at Iowa, Clark also set an NCAA Division I women’s record for most points scored in a single season with 1,113 points, surpassing the previous record set by Washington’s Kelsey Plum in 2016-17. The Hawkeyes responded with a 12-2 run to secure their victory after West Virginia tied the game with a 10-0 run in the fourth quarter.

Next up for the Hawkeyes is a Sweet 16 matchup against fifth-seeded Colorado on Saturday in Albany. This is a rematch of a Sweet 16 game from last year that saw Colorado defeat Iowa by just two points.

By Aiden Nguyen

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