Iowa’s Caitlin Clark Breaks NCAA Scoring Record

Caitlin Clark became the NCAA basketball all-time lead scorer in the Iowa Hawkeyes 93-83 win over Ohio State. Clark passed Pete Maravich, who had 3,667 points.

Clark’s Record

Clark came into the game needing 18 points to break the record and finished with 35 points, giving her 3,685 total points. She also grabbed six rebounds and dished out nine assists.

“It isn’t what it is without all of you,” Clark told the crowd at Carver-Hawkeye Arena.

“This is special,” she added. “I don’t know if you realize what you’re doing for women’s basketball, women’s sports in general, but you’re changing it.”

The game started with a bang as the Hawkeyes went on an 18-3 run in the first quarter, taking a commanding 25-10 lead. However, Ohio State showed resilience in the second quarter, rallying to get within four points twice. The half ended with a thrilling sequence of events.

Hannah Stuelke was fouled on a layup attempt with three-tenths of a second left. Cotie  McMahon was called for a technical foul after the play for bumping Clark during the dead ball. Stuelke hit her two free throws, Clark hit two to break Maravich’s record, and Iowa led 48-39 at halftime.

Iowa Wins

Iowa outscored Ohio State 27-25 in the third quarter. The Buckeyes outscored the Hawkeyes 19-18 in the fourth quarter, but it was not enough to beat Iowa.

Stuelke scored 23 points and grabbed nine rebounds for Iowa. Gabbie Marshall scored 12 points, while Katie Martin added 11.

Jacy Sheldon led the Buckeyes in scoring with 24 points. Rebeka Mikulasilova had 14, Taylor Thierry had 11, and McMahon and Celeste Taylor each had 10 points.

Both teams shot 50% from the field; Iowa shot 39.3% from beyond the arc, while Ohio State shot 46.7%. The big difference in the game came at the free throw line. Iowa attempted 23 free throws, making 18, and Ohio State had eight free throws and made three.

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