What Caitlin Clark did on the court at No. 2 Ohio State is nothing short of utterly incredible. Her performance gave the No. 9 Iowa Hawkeyes women’s basketball team one of their biggest wins in program history and she shined brightest under all of the lights in a nationally televised game.
Going on the road to a sold-out Ohio State to take on the 19-0 Buckeyes was a daunting task and Caitlin Clark feared no one. All she did was go ahead and drop a state line of 28 points, 15 assists, and 10 rebounds on her way to her eighth career triple-double, the most of any men’s or women’s Big Ten player in history.
This performance puts her in elite company with future NBA Hall of Fame guard Dwyane Wade. Clark’s triple-double has just herself and Wade as the only two collegiate players to post triple-doubles against an Associated Press top-two opponent dating back to the 1999-00 men’s and women’s basketball seasons.
Caitlin Clark joined The Flash in elite company tonight.
Clark and Dwyane Wade (2003) are the only women’s or men’s Division I players with a triple-double vs an AP Top-2 opponent since 1999-2000. Wade did it vs No. 1 Kentucky in the NCAA Tournament. pic.twitter.com/x9dDpU5g3E
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) January 24, 2023
On the way to the win against the Buckeyes, Clark constantly found help from fellow star Monika Czinano, who was the beneficiary of quite a few Clark assists in her 22-point outing.
“That’s just kind of what I pride myself in, being able to do a lot of different things on the basketball court for my team. Those are players I grew up watching. Sam Logic, that used to play here at the University of Iowa, she was a triple-double queen, too. I love people that could score the ball. I love people that could pass the ball,” Clark said afterwards.
IN HEAVEN THERE IS NO BEER!!!!!! HAWKS WIN!!!!! CARVER ON SATURDAY VS NEBRASKA NEED YOU ALL THERE🤍🤍😎🤩🤩😎🐤🐤🐤
— Caitlin Clark (@CaitlinClark22) January 24, 2023
Up next for the Iowa Hawkeyes (16-4, 8-1 Big Ten) is a home matchup on Saturday, Jan. 28 at 12 p.m. CT as they welcome in the Nebraska Cornhuskers to Carver-Hawkeye Arena.
The matchup will be aired on Fox Sports for another chance to watch Caitlin Clark and Co. as they seek a sixth consecutive win and 12th out of their past 13 games.