Another triple-double for Clark
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Caitlin Clark recorded her second straight triple-double, setting a Big Ten record with her fourth of the season, and was responsible for more points than Minnesota scored as No. 25 Iowa rolled to a 105-49 victory over the Golden Gophers on Thursday night.
Clark had 35 points, 13 rebounds and 14 assists for the first back-to-back triple-doubles in conference history, helping the Hawkeyes (11-4, 5-1) record their biggest win ever against a conference opponent. It’s was the fifth career double-double for the sophomore who was 14 of 21 from the field, 4 of 6 on 3-pointers.
Sabrina Ionescu, who finished at Oregon in 2020, is the NCAA record holder with eight triple-doubles in a season and 26 in a career.
Monika Czinano had 23 points and seven rebounds as Iowa dominated the boards 51-23. Gabbie Marshall added 16 points of 6-of-7 shooting. The Hawkeyes were 9 of 17 from 3-point range (53%) and shot 59% (40 of 68) overall.
Sara Scalia scored 15 points for Minnesota (9-10, 2-5), which was 4 of 19 from 3-point range and shot 33% (21 of 63).
Clark had 15 points in the second quarter, helping Iowa take a 47-34 lead at the half. She was one of three Hawkeyes with 10 points in the third quarter when they outscored Minnesota 37-12.
Iowa had runs of 10-0, 11-0 and another 10-0 in the third quarter before scoring the first 10 points of the fourth quarter. Clark had four points in the fourth but had five assists and five rebounds as the Hawkeyes had a 21-3 scoring advantage.