(Photo : Photo by Matthew Holst/Getty Images)) IOWA CITY, IOWA- FEBRUARY 8: Guard Caitlin Clark #22 of the Iowa Hawkeyes celebrates after a basket through the first half in opposition to the Penn State Nittany Lions at Carver-Hawkeye Arena on February 8, 2024 in Iowa City, Iowa
Clark was sensational all through the competition, dropping 31 factors, 10 assists, and eight rebounds. She appeared poised to not solely win the sport however cement herself within the lore of faculty basketball greatness by breaking the scoring document; nevertheless, a tough fourth quarter allowed the win to slide away from Hawkeyes’ fingers.
She scored 17 factors with 5 assists within the first half, persevering with her annual dominance in opposition to Nebraska, a crew she has averaged 35 factors in opposition to within the common season all through her legendary school basketball profession.
Then the fourth quarter occurred.
Clark and Iowa held onto the lead going into the fourth quarter, however she was held scoreless all through the interval, permitting the Huskers to make a 14-point comeback.
Husker guard Jaz Shelley hit an enormous three-point shot within the fourth quarter to offer Nebraska the lead with 30.2 seconds on the clock. She then hit two massive free throws to seal the sport in favor of the Huskers.
Iowa missed 13 out of 17 pictures within the interval and Clark didn’t get it going within the fourth quarter, lacking a number of massive pictures. The Cornhuskers outscored Iowa 27-10 within the ultimate interval to offer them the win.
Clark entered the sport needing simply 39 factors to interrupt the scoring document, one held by present Las Vegas Aces ahead Kelsey Plum; now she is simply eight factors away.
Clark has been on a tear to this point this season, being generally known as among the finest gamers in school basketball averaging 32.1 factors, 8.3 assists, and seven.0 rebounds per recreation.
In the method of making an attempt to interrupt the all-time scoring document, she broke one other document as a substitute, changing into the sixth participant in NCAA girls’s basketball to document 1,000 assists.
Clark has one other shot to interrupt the document on Thursday in Iowa City, when the Hawkeyes return house to face Michigan.
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