Caitlin Clark stats: Iowa star breaks women’s D1 single-season scoring record in close win over WVU

Iowa lives to see another game.

The top-seeded Hawkeyes advanced to the Sweet 16 with a 64-54 victory over WVU, but it didn’t come easy.

From the moment the game tipped off, it was chippy and physical. Iowa held a two-point lead at the half, as neither team scored in double-digits in the second quarter. It was the Hawkeyes’ lowest-scoring half this season.

After Iowa mostly dominated the third quarter, West Virginia recovered to make it a back-and-forth affair in the fourth. The Mountaineers even tied it with two minutes to go, but fouls plagued the 8-seed. The Mountaineers had 27 called on them compared to 11 for Iowa. By the time the final buzzer rang, JJ Quinerly and Jordan Harrison had fouled out.

Still, it was hard to stop Caitlin Clark. The senior had another historic night, setting the Division I women’s single-season scoring record with 1,113 points. Of her 32 points against WVU, 15 were from beyond the arc. 

It was a great fight from West Virginia, but the Mountaineers couldn’t stop a storybook ending to Clark’s career at Carver-Hawkeye Arena.

Now, the Hawkeyes head to Albany, New York, to face fifth-seeded Colorado in the Sweet 16.

The Sporting News tracked Iowa vs. West Virginia in round two of March Madness, including results, highlights, and Clark stats.

WATCH: Stream Iowa vs. West Virginia live with Sling

Iowa vs. West Virginia score

  Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Final
Iowa 20 6 22 16 64
West Virginia 15 9 14 16 54

Caitlin Clark stats, results, highlights from March Madness Round 2

All times Eastern.

Final: Iowa 64, WVU 54

10:17 p.m. – With her second free throw, Clark ties the DI single-season scoring record. One more point and the record is her.

10:15 p.m. – Quinerly fouls out. The WVU junior finishes with 15 points.

10:11 p.m. – Gabbie Marshall block. Sydney Affolter and one. Iowa finds much needed momentum with less than two minutes in the game. The Hawkeyes lead 55-52.

10:00 p.m. – Tie game! Jayla Hemingway hits the three to make it 48 all. The Mountaineers are on a 10-0 run.

9:57 p.m. – WVU needs to be careful with fouling. It has two players with four fouls and two with three. It’s down by just five with 6:12 on the clock in the fourth.

End of third quarter: Iowa 48, WVU 38

9:35 p.m. – The Mountaineers are closing in! JJ Quinerly scores a three to make it a 38-35 game.

9:29 p.m. – Makin’ it rain. Clark extends Iowa’s lead to 10.

9:20 p.m. – Ice cold from Clark at the arc.

9:00 p.m. – Halfway though, only two points separate Iowa and WVU. It’s a physical game with the Mountaineers forcing and scoring off turnovers. Iowa’s 26 points are the fewest it has scored through a half this season.

Halftime: Iowa 26, WVU 24

8:45 p.m. – That Clark to Stuelke connection is just a thing of beauty. The duo add two points for the Hawkeyes, extending their lead to five.

8:37 p.m. – That’s three triples from Clark to put her team on top after the first frame. She leads the court with nine points.

End of first quarter: Iowa 20, WVU 15

8:31 p.m. – It’s an 11-2 run for the Hawkeyes to help them take their first lead of the game.

8:17 p.m. – West Virginia gets on the board first! It leads 5-0 thanks to two scores from Kyah Watson.

8:13 p.m. – All the stars are out for Iowa in round two.

7:58 p.m. – Tipoff will be at 8:11 p.m. ET and will be shown on ESPN following the UConn/Syracuse game.

7:50 p.m. – Iowa basketball just means more.

7:20 p.m. – Five seniors, Clark, Molly Davis, Kate Martin, Gabbie Marshall and Sharon Goodman, will play at Carver Hawkeye Arena for the final time. Their time with Iowa isn’t over yet though. A trip to the Sweet 16 is on the line, and we know the Hawkeyes will fight to continue playing in the tournament for as long as they can.

6:45 p.m. – Over an hour until tipoff and Clark is already out on the court for her final warmup in Iowa City.

What channel is Iowa vs. West Virginia on today?

  • TV channel: ESPN
  • Live stream: Sling

The Hawkeyes will face the Mountaineers live on ESPN. Beth Mowins, Stephanie White and Holly Rowe will be on the call as the team competes for a spot in the Sweet 16.

Fans looking to stream the game can watch live on Sling, which will stream every NCAA women’s basketball tournament game in 2024.

Iowa vs. West Virginia start time

  • Date: Monday, March 25
  • Time: 8 p.m. ET

The final tipoff of the season in Carver-Hawkeye Arena will be Monday, March 25 at 8 p.m. ET.

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