Caitlin Clark Ties NCAA Tournament Record with Nine Threes, Sends Iowa Back to Final Four

The Iowa sharpshooter helped her school avenge last season's national championship loss, as the Hawkeyes punched their ticket to the Final Four with a win over LSU.

Apr 1, 2024; Albany, NY, USA; Iowa Hawkeyes guard Caitlin Clark (22) shoots against LSU Lady Tigers
Apr 1, 2024; Albany, NY, USA; Iowa Hawkeyes guard Caitlin Clark (22) shoots against LSU Lady Tigers / Gregory Fisher-USA TODAY Sports

Iowa superstar Caitlin Clark tallied 41 points, 12 assists and seven rebounds and tied a NCAA tournament record with nine three-pointers as the No. 1 seed Hawkeyes defeated No. 3 LSU, 94-87, to advance to the Final Four.

With the game tied at 45 at halftime after a back-and-forth first half, Clark was determined to carry the Hawkeyes to a regional final victory. Clark made four of her nine three pointers in the third quarter, as Iowa ended the frame with a 24-13 advantage to pull away from LSU for good.

LSU's Flau'jae Johnson led the way with 23 points, while star forward Angel Reese scored 17 points and grabbed 20 rebounds in a losing effort.

Monday night's win for the Hawkeyes avenged a bitter national championship game loss at the hands of the Tigers last season, and cemented Clark's legacy as one of the best women's college basketball players of all-time.

With the win, Iowa is now in its second straight Final Four, with an opportunity to once again get back to a national championship game.

The Hawkeyes will face the winner of Monday night's tilt between No. 1 seed USC and No. 3 seed UConn in next weekend's national semifinal.