Arguably the greatest college basketball player of all time has cemented her legacy.

Iowa superstar Caitlin Clark became the NCAA’s all-time leading women’s scorer Thursday night against Michigan.

Clark needed just eight points to break the record, and it was probably the easiest eight points of his life. He made his first three field goals, but the way he broke the record was a sight to see.

Clark paused from logo range in what looked like a sentence, but to her, it wasn’t. He was nothing if not net, surpassing Kelsey Plum’s 3,527 points he scored for Washington from 2013 to 2017.


Caitlin Clark after defeating South Carolina

Caitlin Clark #22 of the Iowa Hawkeyes celebrates after the Iowa Hawkeyes beat the South Carolina Gamecocks 77-73 during the Final Four semifinal game of the 2023 NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament at the American Airlines Center on December 31 March 2023 in Dallas, Texas. (Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

Per Clark’s wishes, they did not immediately stop play when Michigan took possession after the shot, but to the roaring cheer, Iowa called a timeout when they got the ball back so Clark could seize the moment.

Clark may now have another record in mind: the all-time NCAA points record for both men and women.

He is currently in third place, behind Antoine Davis (3,664) and “Pistol” Pete Maravich (3,667), and is on pace to pass Maravich on March 3 in Iowa’s regular-season finale against No. 2 Ohio State.

But for Clark, it’s practically a question of when, not if, he will break that record. After Iowa’s final five regular season games, the Hawkeyes will compete in the Big Ten tournament and will likely go pretty far. Then they’ll have the women’s March Madness tournament, where they can once again make a serious run.

Ticket prices for Thursday’s game skyrocketed, with The Associated Press reporting that the average ticket price was $394 on TickPick.

Caitlin Clark celebrates against Virginia Tech

Caitlin Clark #22 of the Iowa Hawkeyes celebrates in the second half against the Virginia Tech Hokies at the Spectrum Center on November 9, 2023 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (G Fiume/Getty Images)


While breaking the record has put a number on Clark’s impact on women’s football, her true influence has been felt over the past year. march madness run.

after breaking up South Carolina Riding a 42-game winning streak in the semifinals, Iowa’s matchup against LSU was the most-watched women’s college basketball game on record, with 9.9 million viewers tuning in, according to ESPN.

Clark performed the famous “you can’t see me” celebration throughout the tournament, which LSU’s Angel Reese performed near Clark in the championship. Reese was criticized for it, but Clark was very open to it, stating that Reese “should never be criticized for what he did.”

Before its final season, Iowa was forced to pause season ticket sales for the 2023-24 season with demand through the roof, according to The Des Moines Register.

Caitlin Clark after Purdue win

Iowa guard Caitlin Clark (22) celebrates with her teammates after an NCAA college basketball game against Purdue in West Lafayette, Indiana, Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2024. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)


Clark scored 31 points in three quarters Saturday in her first quest to break the women’s record, but was held scoreless in the fourth.

Fox News’ Joe Morgan, Chantz Martin and The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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