Caitlin Clark’s triple-double fuels Iowa’s rout of Loyola Chicago at sold-out arena: How she did it - world News Update

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IOWA CITY, Iowa — Caitlin Clark recorded her 13th profession triple-double and her 43rd 30-point capacity successful a 98-69 triumph by No. 4 Iowa against Loyola (Chicago) connected Thursday day astatine sold-out Carver-Hawkeye Arena.

Clark, nan reigning statement nationalist subordinate of nan year, scored 35 points, dished retired 10 assists and pulled down a career-high 17 rebounds for nan Hawkeyes (12-1). Iowa has won 9 games successful a row.

Clark’s performance

It’s almost commonplace to expect Clark to ray up nan scoreboard, but really she did truthful was arsenic awesome arsenic nan statistic themselves. Clark deed 4 3-pointers but she drove to nan rim, deed mid-range jumpers and connected connected 7-of-8 from nan free-throw line. She was progressive connected defense pinch only 1 of her rebounds coming connected nan violative glass.

Clark now ranks seventh successful NCAA history successful full points (3,114), passing Jerica Coley and Rachel Banham. She was honored earlier nan crippled for reaching 3,000 profession points.

“Rachel is personification that’s a awesome player, still plays successful nan WNBA, plays for my favourite WNBA team, nan Minnesota Lynx,” Clark said. “I grew up loving nan Lynx, truthful it’s ever cool to beryllium connected nan aforesaid database arsenic a batch of awesome players that you’ve idolized increasing up.”

Clark joined Sabrina Ionescu arsenic nan only players successful assemblage women’s hoops history to grounds a triple-double successful 4 consecutive seasons.

The scene

Despite a 5 p.m. tipoff connected a midweek activity time pinch students disconnected campus, nan crippled officially was sold retired and possibly 80 percent of nan arena was full. By nan game’s conclusion, respective 100 youths gathered astir Iowa’s passageway for autographs and handshakes from Clark and nan different players.

“Honestly, I’m conscionable thankful,” Iowa coach Lisa Bluder said. “I’m proud of our squad because I deliberation Caitlin’s nosy to watch. But I deliberation location are a batch of group that are nosy to watch connected this team, and they’re unthinkable domiciled models. But I’m thankful that I activity successful a spot wherever it promotes women’s basketball.”

Afterward, Clark sat connected Iowa’s bench, took disconnected her Nike Kobe Bryant Reverse Grinches, signed nan shoes and handed them to a young fan.

Iowa #Hawkeyes defender Caitlin Clark gave her shoes to a instrumentality aft scoring a triple-double successful a women's hoops crippled against Loyola Chicago, Dec. 21, 2023, astatine Carver-Hawkeye Arena. #ThinkIowaCity @ICAreaSportsCo Photos

— Joseph Cress (@josephwcress) December 22, 2023

“I wish I could make clip for each azygous kid that’s decidedly location screaming my name,” Clark said. “I really do.”

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