In a spectacular performance on Wednesday night against Northwestern, Iowa’s star player Caitlin Clark not only led the Hawkeyes to a convincing 110-74 victory but also secured her place as the NCAA Scoring Record, second-highest scorer in NCAA women’s basketball history.
The highly anticipated game drew a record-breaking sellout crowd to Northwestern’s Welsh-Ryan Arena, showcasing the significance of the matchup. Clark’s ascent to the No. 2 spot on the NCAA scoring list involved surpassing legends like Kelsey Mitchell and Jackie Stiles, a feat accomplished with a second-quarter layup during her outstanding 35-point display, which also included 10 assists, six rebounds, two steals, and a block.
Since Caitlin Clark entered college in 2020-21, no other player has had a 35-point, 10-assist game.
Hailing from West Des Moines, Iowa, the senior standout has now achieved an impressive streak of five consecutive 30-point games, highlighting her remarkable consistency on the court.
Acknowledging the historic moment, Clark expressed gratitude to her teammates, emphasizing their role in her success. “I play with a lot of really good teammates who have allowed me to do my thing,” she remarked.
While Clark’s brilliance shone brightly, the game highlighted the depth of talent within the Hawkeyes’ roster. Teammates such as Hannah Stuelke, contributing 17 points, and Gabbie Marshall, with four three-pointers, played pivotal roles in securing the resounding victory.
Iowa coach Lisa Bluder underlined the team’s commitment to continuous improvement on both ends of the court, stating, “We wanted to come in here with intention and not just going through the motions and getting a W, but coming in here and getting better at some things.”
NCAA Scoring Record, With a 6-1 record in true road games, the Hawkeyes, led by Caitlin Clark, emerge as a formidable force as they navigate through Big Ten play.