Junior University of Iowa guard Caitlin Clark is a cold-blooded assassin, and she just keeps getting better.
That is quite an achievement too since she led the nation in scoring as a freshman.
It’s true though, because in her sophomore season, Caitlin Clark not only led the nation in scoring for a second time, she also led NCAA DI in assists.
This season, the 21-year-old Clark set the bar even higher with career highs in scoring (27.3) and assists (8.6) while also averaging 7.3 rebounds per game. She also became the Big Ten career leader in triple-doubles.
On Sunday, in a much-hyped Elite Eight game against the Louisville Cardinals and Clark’s Team USA teammate Hailey Van Lith, Caitlin Clark was astounding, scoring 41 points with 12 assists and 10 rebounds.
Caitlin Clark is built for the big moments 😤
🏀 22 PTS
🏀 8 AST
🏀 5 3PT-FG
And it's only halftime… 😳 pic.twitter.com/gVZZSeq2Tj
— ESPN (@espn) March 27, 2023
In doing so, Clark became the first player to ever record a 40-point triple-double in an NCAA Division I Basketball Tournament game, men’s or women’s.
The six-foot tall Clark shot 11-19 from the field, including 8-14 on threes, plus 11-13 from the line. She also chipped in 3 steals just for good measure.
After knocking down the the sixth of her eight three-pointers, Caitlin Clark, who also had the first triple-double in the final of the Big Ten tournament earlier this month, dropped John Cena’s “You can’t see me” taunt on Lousiville.
Caitlin Clark ( @CaitlinClark22 ) just did a "You can't see me" to Hailey Van Lith ( @haileyvanlith )???#MarchMadness pic.twitter.com/avwPCpZ786
— Antonio Garcia (@Iruk_WomenSport) March 27, 2023
“I dreamed of this moment as a little girl, to take a team to the Final Four and be in these moments and have confetti fall down on me,” Clark said after the Hawkeyes’ 97-83 win.
Iowa next gets the winner of Monday night’s South Carolina and Maryland game in the Final Four.
“When I came here I said I wanted to take this program to the Final Four, and all you’ve got to do is dream,” said Clark. “And all you’ve got to do is believe and work your butt off to get there. That’s what I did, and that’s what our girls did and that’s what our coaches did and we’re going to Dallas, baby.”