Caitlin Clark approaching womens’ — and mens’ — scoring marks

Caitlin Clark Continues to Make History in College Basketball

Caitlin Clark, the star guard for the Iowa Hawkeyes women’s basketball team, reached another scoring milestone on Tuesday night, further solidifying her place in college basketball history. In a dominant victory against Wisconsin, Clark scored a game-high 32 points, surpassing Baylor’s Brittney Griner to claim the fourth spot on the all-time scoring list before the first half even ended.

Clark’s achievement is a testament to her exceptional talent and dedication to the game. With a total of 3,306 career points, the Iowa senior is now within striking distance of breaking the all-time scoring record by the end of the regular season. She currently trails Washington’s Kelsey Plum by just 221 points and needs to average slightly over 20 points per game in Iowa’s remaining 11 regular season games to claim the scoring title.

What sets Clark apart is her remarkable consistency. Throughout the Hawkeyes’ first 19 games this season, she has been averaging an impressive 31.0 points per game. At this rate, she is on pace to break the record well before the Big Ten tournament begins in March. If her current form continues, Clark could potentially surpass Plum’s record during Iowa’s game against Indiana University on February 22.

However, Clark’s ambitions don’t stop there. She is also eyeing the all-time scoring record in men’s college basketball, currently held by LSU’s Pete Maravich with 3,667 points. Although it would require her to slightly increase her scoring average, Clark could potentially surpass Maravich’s record during the Big Ten tournament, solidifying her status as one of the greatest college basketball players of all time.

In addition to her scoring prowess, Clark has also made a mark in the assists department. She is currently tied with LSU’s Temeka Johnson for eighth place on the women’s all-time assists leaderboard with 945 assists. By averaging 7.7 assists per game this season, Clark has a chance to become just the sixth woman in college basketball history to reach the 1,000 career assists mark.

Despite her incredible achievements, Clark remains humble and focused on enjoying her final games with the Hawkeyes. She acknowledges the significance of being mentioned alongside legendary players she grew up watching and views her journey as a special experience.

“It’s hard for me to wrap my head around all of it,” Clark said after Tuesday night’s game. “I’m just trying to stay in the moment, enjoy every single second of it.”

As Caitlin Clark continues to etch her name in the record books, basketball fans around the world eagerly await her next milestone. Her exceptional scoring ability, combined with her selflessness as a playmaker, make her a truly unique talent in college basketball.

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