Caitlin Clark of Iowa is approaching the NCAA career scoring record in women’s basketball of 3,527 points, held by Kelsey Plum.
Clark needs eight points to set the record.
In all, Clark has 3,520 points and is averaging 32.1 points per game this season. She is on pace to break Plum’s NCAA mark on Thursday when Iowa hosts Michigan.
LAST TIME OUT
Clark, last year’s AP player of the year, scored 31 points in an 82-79 loss at Nebraska on Feb. 11. She also had 10 assists and eight rebounds.
Iowa beat Michigan 94-85 in the teams’ last meeting, on Feb. 7, 2023. Clark had 28 points in that game. Her career high of 46 points came against Michigan on Feb. 6, 2022.
HOW TO WATCH
Tipoff is 8 p.m. EST at Carver-Hawkeye Arena. The game will be streamed on Peacock.
Clark has scored at least 40 points 11 times in her career, including three this season.
Clark has 1,005 career assists and is in sixth place on the NCAA career list. She is averaging 8.3 assists to lead the nation. She is 83 assists behind former Pacific star Tine Freil for fifth. Suzie McConnell of Penn State holds the NCAA record with 1,307.
WHO ARE THE LEADING CAREER SCORERS?
Former Kansas star Lynette Woodard holds the women’s major college basketball record with 3,649 points from 1978-81, before the NCAA took over women’s sports from the Association for Intercollegiate Athletics for Women.
Francis Marion’s Pearl Moore has the overall record with 4,061 points from 1975-79 at the small-college level in the AIAW. Moore had 177 of her points at Anderson Junior College before enrolling at Francis Marion.
Plum holds the women’s NCAA record after her standout, four-year career at Washington (2013-17).
The men’s NCAA record is held by LSU’s Pete Maravich, who finished his career with 3,667 points. He did it with no 3-point line in college basketball and in only three seasons (1967-70); freshmen at that point weren’t allowed to play on varsity teams.