Caitlin Clark reached another milestone on Tuesday evening, moving one step closer to college basketball immortality. The Iowa Hawkeyes dominated Wisconsin in a home game, securing a 96-50 victory. Clark scored a game-high 32 points, surpassing Baylors Brittney Griner (3,283 points) to claim the fourth spot on the all-time leading scorers list before the first half ended.
Clark described the moment after the game as „a kind of full circle,“ as reported by ESPN. She recalled watching Griner and the Baylor Bears play in a regional final of the NCAA tournament in Des Moines in 2012.
„I was still pretty young,“ Clark said. „I think that was (Tennessee coach) Pat Summitt’s last game, that’s what I remember. So that’s kind of my core memory of Brittney Griner. Just the proximity to some of these names is very special. These are people I grew up watching. It’s pretty cool, it’s special.“
With 3,306 career points, the Iowa senior is well-positioned to break the all-time record by the end of the regular season. Clark is only 221 points behind Washington’s Kelsey Plum (3,527 points) and needs to average just over 20 points per game in Iowa’s last 11 regular season games to claim the scoring title.
„It’s hard for me to grasp all of this,“ Clark said on Tuesday evening. „I’m just trying to stay in the moment and enjoy every single second of it.“