Caitlin Clark’s unprecedented dominance: Iowa star owns best 126-game stretch of any NBA, WNBA or NCAA player

Caitlin Clark is in a category of her own. She has 3,569 career points with Iowa, and that number will only continue to climb. She’s on track to break even more scoring records this season, it’s just a matter of when. 

Though it will probably happen before the Hawkeyes even begin the postseason.

Call Clark what you want, the best college basketball player of all time or overrated (for whatever reason), but there’s no denying Clark changed the game. No matter what the rest of her career holds, she’ll go down as an Iowa hero and one of the best to ever do it.

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While her highlight videos shows one aspect of her show-stopping game, Clark’s stats speak for themselves, too. 

Caitlin Clark 126-game streak

Clark’s 49-point game against Michigan made history in many ways. Not only did she break the NCAA women’s basketball scoring record just minutes in, but she scored a career-high and notched Iowa’s best single-game performance ever.

She also recorded 13 assists for yet another double-double, bringing her total points contributed to 79 points. Iowa scored 106 as a team.

Those 79 points mark the most accounted for by a Division I women’s player in the last 25 years. Just another Thursday night for the Hawkeye.

Clark’s historic night caps off a legendary 126-game streak. She’s the first in WNBA, NBA or NCAA history to reach 3,569 points, 1018 assists, 882 rebounds and 487 made three-pointers. That includes regular season and playoff games. Try denying her GOAT status now.

There have been a few who flirted with Clark’s numbers through the same timespan, but none equate to the Hawkeye’s stat line.

With four regular season matchups, the Big Ten tournament and NCAA tournament left on Iowa’s docket, Clark has plenty of time to break two more records: Pete Maravich’s and Lynette Woodard’s.

Woodard holds women’s college basketball’s scoring record with 3,649 points during her time at Kansas in the late 1970s. The NCAA did not yet sponsor women’s basketball, so Woodard and the Jayhawks competed in the Association for Intercollegiate Athletics for Women.

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Maravich is the NCAA’s all-time leading scorer, men or women, with 3,667 points. Clark is 98 points away from claiming that title. Averaging 32.8 points per game, she should hit that mark before Iowa begins postseason play.

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