Clark Breaks NCAA All-Time Scoring Record, Hawkeyes Beat Michigan

IOWA CITY, Iowa – Caitlin Clark broke the NCAA all-time scoring record and Iowa program single game scoring record to aid the fourth-ranked Iowa women’s basketball team to a win over Michigan, 106-89, on Thursday night inside a sold-out Carver-Hawkeye Arena. Iowa improved to 23-3 this season and 12-2 in conference play.

All-American Caitlin Clark registered a career-high 49 points, 13 assists, and five rebounds. The West Des Moines, Iowa, native has registered 3,569 career points, the most in NCAA history, and tied her career-best with nine made 3-point field goals.

Clark scored or assisted on 79 points, which is the most by any Division I women’s basketball player over the last 25 seasons.

Kate Martin recorded her third 20-point game this season for the Hawkeyes. Hannah Stuelke added 13 points for her 16th game of the season in double figures. Iowa had 25 assists compared to Michigan’s 14.

Clark scored 23 points, the second-most points by an Iowa women’s basketball player in a single quarter, in the first to give the Hawkeyes the early, 33-22 lead. The Hawkeyes continued to roll through the second quarter shooting 66.7% from three to go into halftime with a 53-41 lead.

It was more of the same for the Hawkeyes the rest of the way, as Iowa led the entirety of the second half. Michigan went on a seven-point run at the beginning of the third quarter to close the lead to 10 – the closest of the second half. The Hawkeyes finished strong, expanding the lead to 20 by the end of the quarter. Clark posted 11 points and Martin added nine in the final quarter to secure the win.

– No. 4 Iowa (23-3, 12-2) defeated Michigan (16-10, 7-7), 106-89, inside a sold-out Carver-Hawkeye Arena on Thursday afternoon.
– National Player of the Year candidate, Caitlin Clark, became the NCAA’s women’s basketball all-time scoring leader, surpassing Washington’s Kelsey Plum.
– In back-to-back home games, an Iowa women’s basketball player recorded Carver-Hawkeye Arena scoring records.
– In the first quarter, Clark broke the NCAA’s all-time scoring record with a logo 3-point basket.
– Clark accomplished the scoring record feat in only 126 career games.
– It was the 17th 40-point outburst in program history.
– It was the most points scored in a single game by an Iowa women’s basketball player.
– She is the fourth different Hawkeye in school history to record 40 or more in a single game.
– She has 18 career games with 30+ points and 10+ assists, no one in college women’s basketball in past 25 seasons has more than two such games.
– Since 2009, no player has recorded more games of 35+ points, 5+ assists, and 5+ rebounds. She has done it 18 times.
– Tonight’s sellout extends Iowa’s streak to 16 consecutive home games at capacity.
– Iowa is 8-4 all-time when Clark records 40 or more points.
– Stuelke has netted 10+ points in 27 career games.
– Kate Martin has registered double figures in 18 of the last 22 contests.
– Martin has netted 20+ points in three games this season and for the first time in back-to-back games in her career.
– It was her 58th career double-double which is good for fifth on the Big Ten’s all-time list.
– Clark is the only player in the country with 800+ points, 175+ assists, and 150+ rebounds this season.
– Clark has 60 career games with 25+ points, 5+ assists, and 5+ rebounds.
– Clark has recorded 10 or more assists in five straight games which is the longest streak nationally.
– Furthermore, Clark has recorded 25+ points, 5+ assists, and 5+ rebounds in 18 out of the last 20 contests.
– Iowa has officially broken an attendance record or sold-out away from Carver-Hawkeye Arena in 30-of-32 games this season.
– It was Clark’s 53rd career game with 30+ points in her career, the most in men’s or women’s college basketball history over the last 25 seasons.
– Clark has scored 30+ points in 16 games this season.
– Clark has scored 20+ points in 111-of-126 career games which is the most in program history.
– Clark kept her alive streak of 83 consecutive games making a 3-point basket. (NCAA best)
– Clark is the first Division-I men’s or women’s player to record 3,500+ points, 1,000+ assists, and 850+ rebounds in a career.

“It was an incredible night for Caitlin, our team, and university. Everyone that came out tonight, thank you. It was a huge success. I couldn’t be more proud of Caitlin. It was an incredible performance by our squad.”

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The fourth-ranked Hawkeyes will hit the road to take on No. 12 Indiana on Feb. 22. Tip-off is set for 7 p.m. (CT) inside a sold-out Assembly Hall. The game will air Peacock (subscription required) and the Hawkeye Radio Network.