Iowa’s Caitlin Clark Breaks NCAA Division I Scoring Record

Iowa’s Caitlin Clark Breaks NCAA Division I Scoring Record

1. Record-Breaking Achievement

Caitlin Clark of Iowa has become the all-time NCAA Division I scoring leader, breaking the late Pete Maravich’s 54-year-old record. She broke the record when she made two free throws after a technical foul was called.

2. Previous Records

Two weeks before this achievement, Clark had broken the record for women, becoming NCAA Division I basketball’s overall top scorer. She had surpassed Kelsey Plum’s record of 3,527 career points, set in 2017.

3. The Historic Game

The record-breaking game was against the Ohio State Buckeyes. Clark needed 17 points to break “Pistol Pete” Maravich’s record of 3,667 career points, which had stood for more than 50 years. With a second-quarter free throw, she became the top-scoring player — man or woman — in NCAA basketball history.

4. Clark’s Career and Future

Clark, 22, earned the women’s record on Feb. 15 when she scored eight points in a game against Michigan. She went on that night to score a career-high 49 points. Clark announced earlier that she would enter the WNBA draft next month. Her final season has been full of big moments and big numbers: She’s averaging 32 points per game, but at least four times this season she has racked up 40 points.

5. Legacy of Pete Maravich

Pete Maravich’s NCAA men’s scoring record was 3,667 points, which he set playing for LSU from 1968 to 1970. After college, Maravich went on to an NBA career in which he was a five-time All-Star.

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