Caitlin Clark leads Iowa upset of No. 2 Ohio State with 28-point triple-double

COLUMBUS, OHIO - JANUARY 23: Caitlin Clark #22 of the Iowa Hawkeyes handles the ball in the second quarter against Rikki Harris #1 of the Ohio State Buckeyes at Jerome Schottenstein Center on January 23, 2023 in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)

Caitlin Clark is making a powerful case for Nationwide Participant of the 12 months honors. (Greg Fiume/Getty Photographs)

Caitlin Clark had herself a day on Monday.

The Iowa All-American posted among the best video games of her profession whereas main No. 10 Iowa to an 83-72 upset of No. 2 Ohio State on the street. She notched a triple double within the course of whereas tallying 28 factors, 15 assists and 10 rebounds within the win.

The triple-double was the eighth of her career, a Big Ten record. She now trails Lamar’s Chastadie Barr by one for the second-most triple-doubles in NCAA DI ladies’s historical past. She has a protracted technique to go catch ex-Oregon star Sabrina Ionescu, who leads the triple-double checklist with 26. She’ll absolutely accept her monster effort that handed the beforehand undefeated Buckeyes their first loss after a 19-0 begin.

The Huge Ten conflict was shut all through the primary quarter as Ohio State opened a 24-23 lead. However the Hawkeyes took management within the second quarter with Clark scoring or helping 15 of Iowa’s 20 factors as they opened up a 43-34 halftime edge.

Ohio State closed the hole to 2 factors within the third quarter however by no means retook the lead as Iowa rode an 11-2 run within the fourth to place the sport away. Monika Czinano added 22 factors and 4 rebounds for the Hawkeyes whereas Kate Martin posted a double-double with 13 factors and 11 rebounds. The Hawkeyes overcame 17 turnovers together with seven from Clark by taking pictures 47.7% from the sphere and limiting the Buckeyes to a 38% taking pictures night time together with a 4-of-25 (16%) effort from 3-point distance.

Freshman Cotie McMahon led Ohio State with 21 factors and eight rebounds whereas sophomore Taylor Theirry added 20 factors and 9 rebounds. Issues will not get any simpler this week for the Buckeyes, who journey to face No. 6 Indiana on Thursday.

A unanimous AP All-American final season, Clark joined South Carolina’s reigning Nationwide Participant of the 12 months Aliyah Boston as a unaminous preseason choice this season. She’s lived as much as the hype whereas averaging 26.7 factors, 7.6 rebounds and seven.5 assists. Monday’s effort towards the Buckeyes provides to her already sturdy case to problem Boston for her NPOY throne.

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