Caitlin Clark Ties a Record in Iowa's Elite Eight Victory Over LSU

Clark matches March Madness 3-point record with 9
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Apr 1, 2024 8:47 PM CDT
Caitlin Clark Ties a Record in Iowa's Elite Eight Victory Over LSU
Iowa guard Caitlin Clark (22) puts up a three-point shot against LSU during the third quarter of an Elite Eight round college basketball game during the NCAA Tournament, Monday, April 1, 2024, in Albany, N.Y.   (AP Photo/Hans Pennink)

Iowa's Caitlin Clark tied a women's NCAA Tournament record Monday night by hitting nine 3-pointers, many from well beyond the arc, in Iowa's 94-87 win over LSU in the Elite Eight, the AP reports. Clark made her ninth 3 midway through the fourth quarter, tying the mark set by Purdue's Courtney Moses in 2012 and later matched by UConn's Kia Nurse in 2017. The Iowa star quickly broke a tie with UConn's Diana Taurasi for career 3-pointers in March Madness with her first one. When she hit her seventh 3, Clark passed Oklahoma's Taylor Robertson for the most in a career among NCAA Division I players. Clark's ninth gave her 540.

The senior finished with 41 points, 12 assists, and seven rebounds. She hit 13 of her 29 shots, was 9 of 20 from behind the arc and was named the region's most outstanding player. She will enter the Final Four with 3,900 career points and in sixth place on college basketball's all-division, all-time scoring list. Next up: No. 1 seed Iowa will play No. 3 seed UConn or No. 1 seed Southern California in the Final Four in Cleveland on April 5 at 8pm EDT, the AP reports. The game will be aired on ABC and ESPN platforms.

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