Caitlin Clark Breaks Records, Leads Iowa to Sweet Sixteen Victory

Caitlin Clark Breaks Women’s Scoring Record in Single Season as Iowa Advances to Sweet 16

Caitlin Clark Breaks Records, Leads Iowa to Sweet Sixteen Victory

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

As the NCAA Division I all-time leading scorer, Clark’s performance in the game was nothing short of impressive. In the fourth quarter, West Virginia tied the game after going on a 10-0 run but the Hawkeyes responded with a 12-2 run to secure their victory. Clark also set a new NCAA Division I women’s record for most points scored in a single season with 1,113, surpassing the previous record set by Washington’s Kelsey Plum in 2016-17.

After hosting the first and second-round tournament games, Iowa’s NCAA tournament road now goes through Albany, New York. This means that Clark, who is WNBA-bound, has played her final collegiate game in Iowa City. Following the game, Clark expressed gratitude and pride for the program and her teammates. She highlighted how important it was to use their home crowd for support and praised their resilience during difficult moments in the game.

The Hawkeyes will now face off against fifth-seeded Colorado in Albany on Saturday in a rematch of last year’s Sweet Sixteen matchup. With this victory under their belts and their sights set on making it all the way to the Final Four once again

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