Caitlin Clark scoring record tracker: When will Iowa star pass Pete Maravich for college basketball points title?

One thing about records is that they’re meant to be broken. Iowa Hawkeyes superstar Caitlin Clark is on track to do just that.

As she nears the end of her senior season, Clark is on the verge of rewriting the NCAA record books as the new all-time leading scorer. She entered the 2023-24 season 810 points shy of Kelsey Plum’s record as the women’s all-time scoring leader and 950 points shy of Pete Maravich’s overall mark.

With a nation-leading scoring average of 32.1 points per game, Clark is well on her way to the all-time lead. As she is on the precipice of history, track her progress as she goes for the scoring crown.

(All stats current as of Feb. 25)

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Caitlin Clark scoring record tracker

Caitlin Clark vs. Kelsey Plum’s NCAA women’s points record

Caitlin Clark broke Kelsey Plum’s record with a career-high 49 points in Iowa’s home game against Michigan on Feb. 15 at Carver-Hawkeye Arena. She scored the first eight points of the game to move into first place on the all-time list for NCAA women’s basketball.

Caitlin Clark vs. Pete Maravich’s NCAA men’s points record

Caitlin Clark sits 51 points shy of breaking Pete Maravich’s record. She moved into third place on the all-time list during Iowa’s Feb. 15 game against Michigan.

Based on Clark’s scoring average of 32.1 points per game, she is two games away from becoming the all-time scoring leader in NCAA Division I basketball.

At her current pace, Clark will surpass Maravich when Iowa hosts Ohio State in its regular-season finale on Sunday, March 3. The game is also senior day for the Hawkeyes.

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Iowa women’s basketball schedule 2023-24

Iowa has two regular-season games remaining before the Big Ten Women’s Basketball Tournament begins on Wednesday, March 6. Iowa will likely earn a top-four finish in conference play, meaning it will earn a double bye and begin its tournament play on Friday, March 8. 

Date Opponent Time (ET) Network
Feb. 28 at Minnesota 9 p.m. Peacock
March 3 vs. Ohio State 1 p.m. Fox
March 6-10 Big Ten Tournament TBD TBA

In addition to the Big Ten Tournament, Iowa is in line to be in the field for the 2024 NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament.

NCAA Division I women’s basketball scoring leaders

Kelsey Plum, who averaged 25.4 points per game throughout a four-year career at Washington, became the all-time leader with a 57-point showing on Feb. 25, 2017. With her performance, Plum broke a 16-year record held by Jackie Stiles, who scored 3,393 points at Missouri State.

Clark, who averaged 26.6 points per game as a freshman, has a career scoring average of 28.3 points per game and is one of just 16 NCAA Division I women’s players to surpass the 3,000-point plateau.

Rank Player Points Career
1. Caitlin Clark 3,617 2020-Present
2. Kelsey Plum 3,527 2013-17
3. Kelsey Mitchell 3,402 2014-18
4. Jackie Stiles 3,393 1997-01
5. Brittney Griner 3,283 2009-13
6. Patricia Hoskins 3,122 1985-89
7. Lorri Bauman 3,115 1980-84
8. Jerica Coley 3,107 2010-14
9. Rachel Banham 3,093 2011-16
10. Ashley Joens 3,060 2018-23

NCAA Division I basketball scoring leaders

Hall of Famer Pete Maravich has been the all-time scoring leader in NCAA Division I since his final season at LSU in 1970.

Maravich’s record is one of the most impressive in basketball history. Because freshmen weren’t permitted to play varsity basketball, Maravich scored 3,667 points in three seasons, doing so before the institution of the 3-point line. Maravich averaged 44.2 points over 83 career games.

Rank Player Points Career
1. Pete Maravich 3,667 1967-70
2. Antoine Davis 3,664 2018-23
3. Caitlin Clark 3,617 2020-Present
4. Kelsey Plum 3,527 2013-17
5. Kelsey Mitchell 3,402 2014-18
6. Jackie Stiles 3,393 1997-01
7. Brittney Griner 3,283 2009-13
8. Freeman Williams 3,249 1974-78
9. Chris Clemons 3,225 2015-19
10. Lionel Simmons 3,217 1986-90

Caitlin Clark career scoring average

Since averaging 26.6 points per game as a freshman, Clark has increased her scoring average each year. Clark’s average of 32.1 points per game as a senior is a career-best and leads the NCAA.

Clark’s career scoring average of 28.3 points per game is the second-highest in women’s Division 1 basketball history. Patricia Hoskins, who averaged 28.4 points per game from 1985 to 1989 at Mississippi Valley State, is the only woman with a higher career scoring average.

Season Points per game Total points
2020-21 26.6 799
2021-22 27.0 863
2022-23 27.8 1,055
2023-24 32.1 900
Career 28.3 3,617


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