Caitlin Clark becomes NCAA women's all-time leading scorer

 Arguably the greatest female college basketball player of all time has cemented her legacy.

Iowa superstar Kaitlin Clark became the NCAA women's all-time leading scorer Thursday night against Michigan.

Clark needed only eight points to break the record, and they were probably the easiest eight points of his life.

He did so by missing each of his first three field goals, but the manner in which he broke the record was a sight to behold.

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Clark came out of logo range in what seemed like a prayer, but to him – it was just another shot. It was nothing but the net, and she surpassed the 3,527 points Kelsey Plum scored for Washington from 2013 to 2017.

In fact, his eight points were the first points scored by Iowa in the game.

Per Clark's wishes, he did not immediately stop the play when Michigan regained possession after the shot, but to thunderous applause, Iowa called timeout when they got the ball back, so Clark was able to take advantage of the moment. .

Oh, and that was just a preview for the senior — he dropped 23 points in the first quarter, hitting eight of his 10 shots (5 of 7 from three-point land).

Clark may now have another record in mind – the all-time NCAA points record for both men and women.

Placeholder He currently ranks third behind Antoine Davis (3,664) and "Pistol" Pete Maravich (3,667), and is on pace to overtake Maravich in Iowa's regular season finale against No. 2 Ohio State on March 3. .

But for Clark, it's practically a matter of when she'll break that record, not if. After Iowa's final five regular season games, the Hawkeyes will compete in the Big Ten Tournament, and possibly go very far. Then, they will have the women's March Madness tournament, where they can put on a serious performance again.

Ticket prices skyrocketed for Thursday's game, with the Associated Press reporting that the average ticket price on TickPick was $394.

While breaking records numbers Clark's impact on the women's game, her true impact was felt during last year's March Madness run.

According to ESPN, after breaking South Carolina's 42-game winning streak in the semifinals, Iowa's matchup with LSU was the most-watched women's college basketball game on record, with 9.9 million viewers.

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Clark famously celebrated the "You can't see me" celebration throughout the tournament, which LSU's Angel Reese pulled on Clark in the championship. Reese was criticized for this, but Clark was completely concerned about it, with Reese saying, "He should never be criticized for what he did."

According to The Des Moines Register, before his senior season, Iowa was forced to stop selling season tickets for the 2023–24 season because demand was so high.

Clarke had 31 points in three quarters on Saturday in her first quest to break the women's record, but scored no points in the fourth.

Fox News' Joe Morgan, Chantz Martin and The Associated Press contributed to this report.

1 comment:

  1. not only is HE ugly as hell, HE has the wrong DNA to be on a womens team.


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