Chiefs are ‘rooting for’ childhood fan Caitlin Clark ahead of Iowa’s Final Four matchup against UConn… while Minnesota Vikings back rival Huskies star Paige Bueckers

The Kansas City Chiefs are rooting for Caitlin Clark and the Iowa Hawkeyes to emerge victorious in their Final Four matchup against UConn on Friday night.

Before the showdown between Clark and Huskies star Paige Bueckers, the reigning Super Bowl champions posted a childhood photo of Clark wearing Chiefs gear and expressed their support.

‘You cheered for us. Now it’s our turn,’ the team captioned. ‘All of Chiefs Kingdom is rooting for you tonight.’

Meanwhile, the Minnesota Vikings made a similar post for Bueckers on Thursday. The Vikings posted a throwback snapshot of the Edina, Minnesota native wearing their jersey while holding a Viking helmet.

‘She grew up cheering for us and now we’re cheering for her,’ they wrote. ‘Good luck in the Women’s Final Four Paige!!’

The Kansas City Chiefs are rooting for Caitlin Clark and the Hawkeyes on Friday night

On the other hand, the Minnesota Vikings are backing UConn Huskies star Paige Bueckers

On the other hand, the Minnesota Vikings are backing UConn Huskies star Paige Bueckers

After dominating headlines by leading Iowa to a championship game appearance last year, Clark’s star has shined its brightest this season as a senior.

Before the NCAA tournament, Clark averaged 31.9 points, 7.3 rebounds, and 8.9 assists per game as a senior and will likely be the first overall pick by the Indiana Fever in April’s WNBA Draft.

Another highlight from her season was when Clark broke Pete Maravich’s all-time NCAA scoring record on March 3. In a game against Ohio State, Clark surpassed Pistol Pete’s 3,667 career points by reaching 3,685.

Clark clocked in a 41-point game against LSU to help Iowa punch a ticket to the Final Four.

On the other hand, Bueckers returned healthy this season after consecutive knee surgeries limited her play over the past two years. The 2020-21 Player of the Year led the Huskies’ campaign as UConn looks to return to their championship-winning ways.

They overcame JuJu Watkins and the USC Trojans, 80-73, in the Elite Eight to move forward. Bueckers played all 40 minutes and clocked in a double-double with 28 points and 10 rebounds.

Iowa and UConn will tip off at 9.30 PM ET on Friday, with the winner playing in the Championship Game on Sunday against the victor between NC State and South Carolina.

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