Caitlin Clark Poised to Break NCAA Scoring Record In Next Game

Caitlin Clark Poised to Break NCAA Scoring Record In Next Game

The NCAA Women's basketball scoring record of 3,527 points is being approached by Caitlin Clark of Iowa. Here’s a look at some of her best stats.

Feb 12, 2024 by Deondre Hayes

Caitlin Clark, who has been taking the NCAA Women’s Basketball scene by storm, is now on track to break the NCAA scoring record within her next game. Clark, a senior season for the Iowa Women's Basketball team, is leading the NCAA in scoring averaging at  32.1 PPG. 

She is just eight points shy of breaking the record at 3,520 career points.

The Women’s Basketball scoring record has been held by Kelsey Plum since 2017 following her career at the University of Washington finishing with 3,527 points. Clark has been climbing the ladder to this NCAA record for some time now, passing other NCAA legends such as Kelsey Mitchell, Jackie Stiles, and Brittney Griner.

Caitlin Clark and the Hawkeyes are set to play vs. Michigan at home on Thursday, Feb. 15 where Clark will have a chance to break the record.

Here’s a look at some of Caitlin Clark’s best stats and performances.

Caitlin Clark Career Stats

  • 2020-21: Avg 26.6 PPG
  • 2021-22: Avg 27.0 PPG
  • 2022-23: Avg 27.8 PPG
  • 2023-24: Avg 32.1 PPG

What is Caitlin Clark’s Highest Scoring Game?

Caitlin Clark scored her career high 46 points during her sophomore year at Iowa vs. Michigan on Feb. 6, 2022. 

Clark’s career high for the 2023-24 season is 45 points vs. Ohio State on Jan. 21, 2024.

How many points does Caitlin Clark need to set the record?

Clark needs just eight points to add to her 3,520 career points to officially break the NCAA scoring record, she scored 31 points in her last game vs. Nebraska. 

NCAA Women’s Basketball Scoring Record

Here are the current all-time NCAA Scoring Record holders

  1. Kelsey Plum, Washington (2013-17): 3,527
  2. Caitlin Clark, Iowa (2020-24): 3,520
  3. Kelsey Mitchell, Ohio State (2014-18): 3,402
  4. Jackie Stiles, Missouri State (1997-2001): 3,393
  5. Brittney Griner, Baylor (2009-13): 3,283

When Does The 2024 NCAA Women's Basketball Tournament Start?

The tournament will begin with Selection Sunday on March 17, followed by the First Four on March 20-21. 

After the opening round is complete, the field will be set with the top 64 teams and the first round will start on March 22-23.

What Is Selection Sunday?

Selection Sunday is the day the NCAA committee releases the full tournament bracket initial seeding of all 68 teams. 

Thirty-two teams will automatically qualify for the tournament by winning their conference tournament. 

That leaves 36 other teams fighting for an at-large bid from the selection committee, which is considered through multiple stats and rankings to determine who receives the at-large bid.

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