Clark falls just short of NCAA women’s scoring record


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In an exciting game at Pinnacle Bank Arena, the Nebraska Cornhuskers made an incredible comeback to defeat the No. 2 ranked Iowa Hawkeyes 82-79. The game was a celebration of women’s basketball, with fans hoping to see Caitlin Clark set the NCAA women’s career scoring record on national television.

The Cornhuskers, with a record of 16-8 and 8-5 in the Big Ten, had not yet secured a win against an AP Top 25 opponent this season. Their victory over Iowa, with a record of 22-3 and 11-2, was a significant achievement for the team. The win was especially sweet as it marked their first victory over Iowa in 10 attempts.

Caitlin Clark, the star player for Iowa, scored an impressive 31 points in the game. However, she struggled in the fourth quarter, missing her final six shots, including one just before the buzzer. This left her scoreless in the final quarter. Clark’s career points now stand at 3,520, just eight points shy of surpassing Kelsey Plum’s record of 3,527 for Washington from 2013-17.

Jaz Shelley was the standout player for the Cornhuskers, finishing the game with 23 points, including five 3-pointers. Her incredible performance, including a crucial 3-pointer with just 30 seconds left, gave Nebraska its first lead of the game.

The atmosphere at Pinnacle Bank Arena was electric, with both Nebraska and Iowa fans on the edge of their seats throughout the game. The thrilling conclusion, with Nebraska’s dramatic comeback and the student-led court storming that followed, made for an unforgettable experience for all in attendance.

The victory was a testament to the Cornhuskers’ resilience and determination, as they fought back from a 14-point deficit in the fourth quarter to secure the win. It was a defining moment for the team and a significant milestone in their season.

Overall, the game was a showcase of the talent and excitement that women’s basketball has to offer. Both teams displayed incredible skill and sportsmanship, making it a memorable event for fans and players alike. The Nebraska Cornhuskers’ victory over the No. 2 ranked Iowa Hawkeyes will go down in history as a thrilling and unforgettable moment in women’s college basketball.

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