Iowa superstar Caitlin Clark is now the all-time NCAA leading scorer | The GIST

    The GIST: No. 6 Iowa superstar Caitlin Clark is now the all-time NCAA leading scorer after breaking former LSU and NBA standout Pete Maravich’s 54-year-old record in yesterday’s regular-season finale win over No. 2 Ohio State.

    How it happened: Entering the game needing 18 points to dethrone Pistol Pete, Clark took care of business before halftime, sealing the record by nailing two free throws late in the second quarter. The senior added 17 points after the break to lead all scorers with 35. Because of course.

    The impact: From the way it’s amplified women’s college basketball history to the immediate impact on her likely future landing spot (the WNBA’s current No. 1 draft-pick holder, the Indiana Fever) to how it’s tear-jerkingly brought people together, Clark’s game is nothing short of awe-inspiring.

    What’s next: With yesterday’s win, Clark’s Hawkeyes locked in the No. 2 seed in the already sold-out Big Ten tournament, which tips off later this week. Then comes March Madness, where last year’s runners-up Iowa will be on the hunt for a return to the title game…and a storybook ending for WNBA-bound Clark. The rest is still unwritten.

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