Caitlin Clark’s Iowa record puts Angel Reese in a bad mood



Charlie NeibergallLAPRESSE


ACaitlin Clark inches closer to making history, the anticipation surrounding her inevitable record-breaking moment is palpable. With just eight points away from surpassing Kelsey Plum’s NCAA Division I women’s scoring record, all eyes are on the Iowa standout as she gears up to face off against the Michigan Wolverines.

The potential record-breaking performance of Clark with Iowa may sour the mood of Angel Reese, given their perceived rivalry as the two most media-friendly players in the league. Currently, Caitlin holds the edge, which adds tension to their dynamic.

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For Clark and the Hawkeyes, this game holds significant importance beyond just individual accolades. It’s an opportunity to bounce back from a recent setback against Nebraska and solidify their position in the heated three-team race for the Big Ten title.

With only five regular-season contests left, every game carries pivotal seeding repercussions for the upcoming NCAA tournament.

The buzz surrounding Clark‘s pursuit of history has been building for weeks, especially after she surpassed Kelsey Mitchell‘s Big Ten mark. However, the spotlight on Super Bowl Sunday dimmed slightly as the Nebraska Cornhuskers managed to hold her scoreless in the fourth quarter, thwarting her record-breaking bid.

Nonetheless, with the NFL in its post-Super Bowl lull and the NBA quiet ahead of its All-Star break, all attention now turns to Carver-Hawkeye Arena.

“I’m not anxious about it really at all,” Clark said. “I’m just really excited. It’s going to be a special night.”

An outstanding season

Unlike Plum‘s record-breaking feat, where she scored an astounding 57 points on senior night, Clark‘s path to history seems almost effortless. Averaging an impressive 32.1 points per game, she could potentially shatter the record by the first-quarter buzzer.

“Eight points is what we’re looking at for this record, and obviously she’s going to just blast it out of the water,” Iowa head coach Lisa Bluder said. “It’s going to be fun to see how many points she adds on to that.”


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