Caitlin Clark shatters record in jaw-dropping fashion: How she made NCAA history!

The game was surrounded by controversy due to the streaming broadcast.
IOWA CITY, Iowa — Caitlin Clark became the NCAA women’s career scoring leader and set Iowa’s single-game scoring mark with 49 points, leading the No. 4 Hawkeyes to a 106-89 win over Michigan on Thursday night.
Clark added 13 assists. Clark, who moved past Kelsey Plum’s total of 3,527, now has 3,569 career points. She shot 16 of 31 from the floor, including 9 of 18 from three-point range in the 12th 40-point game of her career. Clark eclipsed the single-game scoring mark of 48 points set by Megan Gustafson in 2018.

Kate Martin scored 20 points and Hannah Stuelke had 13 for the Hawkeyes (23-3, 12-2), who remained in a tie for second place tie in the Big Ten with Indiana, one game behind leader Ohio State.

Clark, who needed eight points to overtake Plum, scored quickly. With 7:48 left in the first quarter, she hit a 35-foot three-pointer to shatter the record.

Clark, who scored 28 points in the first half, contributed to Iowa’s first 15 field goals, hitting nine and dishing out six assists.

Iowa led 53-41 at halftime, shooting 63% from the floor and 60% from long range. The Wolverines (16-10, 7-7) shot 56% at halftime, but missed six of their final seven shots as the Hawkeyes scored the final seven points of the second quarter.

No. 1, South Carolina 66,

Tennessee 55

Knoxville, Tennessee. Kamilla Cardoso scored 18 points and grabbed 10 boards to lead No. 1 South Carolina beat upset-minded Tennessee.

Cardoso missed two prior games while representing Brazil in an Olympic qualification event. Ashlyn Watkins contributed 14 points and 10 rebounds for South Carolina (24-0, 11-0). Raven Johnson tallied 15 rebounds.

Rickea Jackson led Tennessee (15-9, 8-4) in scoring with 19 points. Sara Puckett scored 15 points and Jasmine Powell had 12.

No. 6 North Carolina State 59,

South Bend, Indiana, No. 16 Notre Dame 43. Madison Hayes scored 16 points, and No. 6 North Carolina State’s persistent defensive effort propelled the Wolfpack to win over No. 16 Notre Dame.

The Wolfpack held Notre Dame to a season-low point total while also holding the nation’s third-leading scorer, Hannah Hidalgo, to a career-low 10 points on 4-for-19 shooting.

The Wolfpack (22-3, 9-3) are one game behind league leaders Virginia Tech in the conference standings.

N.C. State bolted to a 16-2 lead on the way to a 19-7 advantage at the end of the first quarter. The Wolfpack harassed the Fighting Irish (18-6, 8-5) into missing nine of their first 10 shots and committing seven early turnovers.


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BLACKSBURG, Va. — Elizabeth Kitley matched her career high with 34 points and No. 12 Virginia Tech upped its win streak to eight with a victory over Duke.

Kitley, who scored 34 twice two seasons ago, made 13 of 17 shots from the floor and 8 of 9 free throws for the Hokies (21-4, 12-2 ), who have won 24 in a row at home. She added 12 rebounds.

Kitley had 11 points and five rebounds in the fourth quarter as Virginia Tech pulled away from a 42-all tie.

Ashlon Jackson hit three three-pointers and scored 18 points to lead the Blue Devils (16-8, 8-5), who saw their three-game winning run stop.

No. 17 Gonzaga 96,


Moraga, California Brynna Maxwell and Kaylynne Truong each scored 20 points, Yvonne Ejim had 10 points and 10 rebounds, and No. 17 Gonzaga defeated Saint Mary’s for its 19th straight win.
The Bulldogs (25-2, 12-0) came in averaging more than 81 points per game and surpassed that amount on their way to a 28-point victory after defeating the Gaels by 29 in their Jan. 20 meeting.

Truong nailed six of nine three-pointers, while Maxwell added four more. Maud Huijbens scored 15 points, Eliza Hollingsworth 12 points, and Kaylynne’s sister, Kayleigh, had 11.

Zeryhia Aokuso scored 16 points and Emily Foy 13 for the Gaels (10-15, 3-8), who suffered their fourth consecutive loss.

No. 18 Louisville, 69

Boston College 67

CHESTNUT HILL, MA — Nina Rickards made the game-winning shot with 18.4 seconds left and ended with 16 points to lead No. 18 Louisville past Boston College.

With 1:13 remaining, Boston College’s Dontavia Waggoner and T’yana Todd hit back-to-back jumpers to tie it at 67. Rickards’ layup finished the scoring. Eylia Love then forced a Waggoner turnover with five seconds left to seal the deal.

Rickards shot 7 of 10 from the floor. Kiki Jefferson added 14 points and Sydney Taylor had 13 for Louisville (21-5, 10-3 ). Olivia Cochran scored 11 points and grabbed nine rebounds.

Waggoner scored 22 points on 8-of-18 shooting to lead Boston College (11-16, 3-11). Todd finished with 16 points and JoJo Lacey and Andrea Daley chipped in with 10 each.



CORAL GABLES, Fla. — Georgia Woolley scored 10 of her 24 points in the fourth quarter, Dyaisha Fair had 11 points, including two three-pointers in the final minute, and No. 19 Syracuse beat Miami.

It was Syracuse’s first win in Coral Gables since Dec. 10, 2020.

Syracuse was ahead by 17 points entering the fourth quarter before Miami scored 14 of the next 18 points to get within 57-50. Woolley ended the threat with a jumper from the free-throw line.
The Hurricanes got as close as five points, 61-56, in the fourth after Ja’Leah Williams’ steal and fast-break layup. But Syracuse grabbed three offensive rebounds on its next possession and Woolley sank a three-pointer with 1:41 left for a 64-56 lead. After a Miami miss from distance, Fair sank a wide open three-pointer with 59.8 seconds left to seal it.

Alyssa Latham added 10 points for Syracuse (21-4, 11-3). Fair, averaging a team-high 21.8 points per game, was just 4 of 14 from the floor.

Shayeann Day-Wilson scored 11 points and Latasha Lattimore added 10 points for Miami (17-7, 7-6).


NO. 2 PURDUE 84,


West Lafayette, Ind. — Zach Edey scored 24 points and 15 rebounds to help No. 2 Purdue overcome a 10-point deficit and upset Minnesota.

The Boilermakers (23-2, 12-2), behind by ten after the first possession of the second half, looked to their 7-4 senior All-American center to help lead the comeback. The reigning national player of the year rebounded from a 3-for-9 first-half shooting performance with three dunks, the latest of which put Purdue ahead 57-55 with 12:27 remaining.

Purdue’s point guard Braden Smith had 16 points, 9 assists, and 8 rebounds as the Boilermakers moved to 43-3 at home in the last three years, including a 7-0 Big Ten record this season. Mason Gillis made four three-pointers and finished with 14 points. Lance Jones added twelve.

The Gophers (15-9, 6-7) upset Purdue early by making 9 of 16 three-pointers in the first half.

No. 24 Florida Atlantic 80,


Boca Raton, Florida Johnell Davis scored 17 points, Alijah Martin and Brandon Weatherspoon both had 16, and No. 24 Florida Atlantic defeated Temple in a battle of the Owls.

FAU (20-5, 10-2) took control with an early 15-2 run. Weatherspoon made two three-pointers during the outburst, while Nick Boyd made four in the half. Boyd and Vladislav Goldin each ended with twelve points.

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