Iowa vs. Nebraska final score, results: Caitlin Clark nears record with 31 points, but Huskers stun No. 2 Hawkeyes

Caitlin Clark scored 31 points, leaving her eight short of the all-time women’s record, and Iowa blew a 16-point fourth-quarter lead to fall to Nebraska 82-79.

All of Clark’s points came in the first three quarters. She also had 10 assists, eight rebounds and four steals. She became the sixth women’s basketball player with 1,000 career assists.

Nebraska outscored Iowa 27-10 in the fourth quarter and closed the game on a 12-2 run.

Jaz Shelley had 23 points and hit a three-pointer with 32 seconds left to give Nebraska a 78-77 lead. Clark had a chance to tie the game on a three-pointer with three seconds left but missed. She was 0-for-6 from the field in the fourth quarter.

DECOURCY: Caitlin Clark, from those who knew her before she blew up

Iowa vs. Nebraska score

Team Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Final
Iowa  16  23   30   10   79 
Nebraska  13  22   20   27   82

Caitlin Clark stats, results, highlights from Iowa vs. Nebraska

(all times Eastern)

3:11 p.m. – Clark misses a three-pointer with three seconds left, Iowa gets the rebound and misses a three at the buzzer. Nebraska completes the comeback and stuns No. 2 Iowa 82-79. Clark scores 31 and is eight short of the all-time record. FINAL – Nebraska 82, Iowa 79

3:09 p.m. – Stuelke gets a layup off the inbound, Nebraska gets fouled and hits two free throws again. Iowa down 3, 14.9 seconds left. Iowa calls its last timeout.

3:07: p.m. – Nebraska is fouled and makes 2 free throws with 18 seconds left. Iowa down 3, Timeout. 

3:05 p.m. – Clark misses a very deep three, Nebraska gets the rebound and calls timeout. Huskers by 1, 20 seconds left.

3:04 p.m. – Nebraska drains a three with shot clock running down. Nebraska 78, Iowa 77, 30 seconds to play.

3:03 p.m. – Iowa 77, Nebraska 75, 48 seconds left, Nebraska ball. Iowa has just eight points as a team in the fourth quarter.

3:01 p.m. – Clark misses a drive, looks to the official for a foul, but no call. Iowa still leads by two.

2:59. p.m. – Iowa leads by four, 2:22 to play.

2:55 p.m. – Nebraska continues to rally. Clark still scoreless in the fourth. Iowa leads by four. 3:55 to play.

2:49 p.m. – Clark misses a deep three, Iowa gets the rebound and calls timeout. Clark is scoreless in the fourth quarter and Nebraska has cut a 14-point lead down to eight. 5:55 to play.

2:41 p.m. – Clark opens the fourth quarter with her ninth assist. Iowa up 14.

2:39 p.m. – Iowa 69, Nebraska 55, end of the third quarter. Clark needs just eight points to become the NCAA women’s all-time leading scorer. She has 31 points, 8 assists, 6 rebounds and 4 steals.

2:34 p.m. – Clark gets fouled on a drive, and Nebraska coach Amy Williams gets a technical arguing the reach-in. Clark hits two of four free throws. Points scored 31 – Points needed for record – 8

2:31 p.m. – Clark works hard to get free, then buries a three from the top of the key to halt some Nebraska momentum. That is her fifth three-pointer on the day. Points scored 29 – Points needed for record – 10

2:23 p.m. Iowa 55, Nebraska 44, Timeout. Clark stuffing the box score with 26 points, six assists, five rebounds, four steals through two-and-a-half quarters. The scoring record is within a reasonable distance.

2:22 p.m. – Two free throws for Clark after a reach-in foul on a drive. We getting closer. Points scored 26 – Points needed for record – 13

2:20 p.m. – Clark drives and completes a three-point play with a right-handed shot off the glass. Points scored 24 – Points needed for record – 15

2:14 p.m. – Iowa 48, Nebraska 39. Clark gets a steal then bounces passes to a teammate for another assist. Timeout Nebraska. iowa stretches it out.

2:11 p.m. – Shot of the day from Clark – another deep three from the right wing and got fouled. Four-point play. Points scored 21 – Points needed for record – 18

1:51 p.m. – Iowa 39, Nebraska 35, halftime. Clark is 7-for-15 from the floor, 3-for-8 from deep and 0-for-1 from the line for 17 points. She also has five assists, two rebounds and three steals. Iowa has maintained a steady lead, but Nebraska has not gone away.

1:49 p.m. – Clark feeds Kate Martin for a layup. It is assist No. 5 for the day and assist No. 1,000 for her career, making her the sixth women’s player all-time to hit that milestone.

1:48 p.m. — Clark buries another three from the wing, then scores in the low post on the next possession. Points scored 17 – Points needed for record – 22

1:44 p.m. – Clark hits a floater in the lane. Points scored 12 – Points needed for record – 27

1:43 p.m. – Clarks adds a blocked shot and a steal to her box score. Iowa up 30-26 in a tight one.

1:37 p.m. – Clark buries a deep, deep contested three from the left wing. Points scored 10 – Points needed for record – 29

1:35 p.m. – Assist No. 4 comes off a drive to the hoop and a dish to Hannah Stuelke. She has 999 for her career.

1:33 p.m. – Clark misses a three at the top of the key. He is 1-for-4 from deep. Then she misses a layup off a cut, but picks up an assist on a feed to a corner three the next possession.

1:26 p.m. Iowa 16, Nebraska 13, end of first quarter. Clark hits a driving layup after being picked up full court. At the end of the quarter, she missed a three on the final possession. She is 3-for-7 from the floor, 1-for-4 from three, 0-1 from the foul like, 2 rebounds, 2 assists. She played all 10 minutes in the first quarter. Points scored 7 – Points needed for record – 32.

1:22 p.m. – Clark gets another steal, then picks up assist No. 2 with a beautiful transition bounce pass that leads to a layup.

1:17 p.m. Iowa 9, Nebraska 4. Timeout. Clark picks up an assist when feeding Hannah Stuelke in the post, gets a steal, then nearly picks up another assist, but a teammate misses a layup. Nebraska isn’t sending two players at Clark yet to try to get the ball out of her hand. Pretty much playing her straight up man-to-man so far.

1:12 p.m. – Clark misses an open three off the opening tip, but hits her next three-pointer and gets a bucket on a drive where she was fouled. She misses the free throw. Points scored 5 – Points needed for record – 34

1:01 p.m. – Early sign spotted in Lincoln: ‘Swifty? I’m a Clarky’

11:41 a.m. – The woman of the hour has entered the building. And so has the beginning of an expected sellout.

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