College Hoops

Caitlin Clark joins Dwyane Wade triple-double fame

Caitlin Clark joins Dwyane Wade triple-double fame

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.

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.

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.