How many points did Iowa star Caitlin Clark score Sunday? Tracking her historic season

Caitlin Clark's list of superlatives keeps growing. Already the best scorer in the history of NCAA Division I basketball, she broke Steph Curry's single-season record for 3-pointers Friday.

After missing her first 11 shots from 3-point range, Clark connected with 8:39 left in the fourth quarter of the Big Ten tournament quarterfinals against Penn State. That gave her 163 for the year, one more than Curry made during his sophomore season at Davidson.

"Steph’s amazing,” she said after the game. “Somebody I grew up idolizing, so a cool moment.”

Then she added to that tally Sunday, going 5-of-17 from 3 in Iowa's come-from-behind 94-89 overtime win over Nebraska to claim the Big Ten Tournament Championship. It was the Hawkeyes' third in a row.

With a free throw late in the first half vs. Ohio State on March 3, Clark passed Pete Maravich of LSU with her 3,668th point to become the all-time leading scorer in NCAA Division I, regardless of gender. It happened in front of her childhood hero, former WNBA MVP Maya Moore, and numerous celebs took to Twitter to congratulate her .

The record came after Feb. 15 vs. Michigan, when Clark broke the women's NCAA Division I record set in 2017 by Washington’s Kelsey Plum. Fittingly, it came when Clark hit a logo 3 in the first quarter. She finished with a career-high 49 points, and congratulations poured in from all over the sports world.

On Feb. 28, in a blowout win over Minnesota, Clark passed Lynette Woodard, who set the all-time women’s college scoring record at Kansas from 1977-81 when she scored 3,649 points for the Jayhawks. The NCAA didn’t run women’s basketball then, which means Woodard’s record has been confined to the Association for Intercollegiate Athletics for Women (AIAW) record books.

How many points did Caitlin Clark score in Iowa's last game?

vs. Nebraska, March 10: Clark struggled early against the Huskers, scoring just four points in the first half. But she exploded after that, finishing with 34 points and leading Iowa to a comeback win to claim the Big Ten Tournament Championship. She also dished out 12 assists and grabbed seven rebounds and three steals.

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How many career points has Caitlin Clark scored?

Caitlin Clark has 3,771 career points (and counting!) after scoring 34 vs Nebraska.

Caitlin Clark's next game on TV?

Clark and Iowa are expected to earn a 1 seed and host the first two rounds of the NCAA tournament. All NCAA tournament games will be broadcast on ESPN's family of networks. We will know tournament teams, matchups and game times a week from today on Selection Sunday.

What is Caitlin Clark’s shooting percentage?

In a word: impressive. Clark is currently connecting on 46.2% of her shots and 38.4% from 3-point range, eye-popping when you consider the attention she demands from defenses. Her ability to score consistently from long-range is especially impressive considering that she takes so many 3s from 25 feet or deeper (the college 3-point line is 22 feet, 1.75 inches).

How many points does Caitlin Clark average per game?

Through 33 games in the 2023-24 season, Clark is averaging 30.9 points. Over her career, she's averaged 28.4 points.

One of the most impressive parts of Clark's game is that she's averaged more points each season. Here's how it breaks down:

  • Freshman year: 26.6 points

  • Sophomore year: 27.0 points

  • Junior year: 27.8 points

  • Senior year: 31.9 points

What is Caitlin Clark's highest-scoring game?

Clark's highest-scoring game came on Feb. 16, 2024, when she dropped 49 points vs. Michigan in Iowa's 106-89 win. It wasn't just her single-game career high, but also a program record for single game scoring. Additionally, she handed out 13 assists and grabbed five rebounds, the 58th double-double of her career.

Caitlin Clark game log

Here's a breakdown of Clark's scoring this season for the Hawkeyes:

  • vs. Nebraska, 3/10/24: 34 points

  • vs. Michigan, 3/9/24: 28 points

  • vs. Penn State, 3/8/24: 24 points

  • vs. Ohio State, 3/3/24: 35 points

  • at Minnesota, 2/28/24: 33 points

  • vs. Illinois, 2/25/24: 24 points

  • at Indiana, 2/22/24: 24 points

  • vs. Michigan, 2/15/24: 49 points (career-high)

  • at Nebraska, 2/11/24: 31 points

  • vs. Penn State, 2/8/24: 27 points

  • at Maryland, 2/3/24: 38 points

  • at Northwestern, 1/31/24: 35 points

  • vs. Nebraska, 1/27/2024: 38 points

  • at Ohio State, 1/21/2024: 45 points

  • vs. Wisconsin, 1/16/2024: 32 points

  • vs. Indiana, 1/13/2024: 30 points

  • at Purdue, 1/10/2024: 26 points

  • at Rutgers, 1/5/2024: 29 points

  • vs. Michigan State, 1/2/2024: 40 points

  • vs. Minnesota, 12/30/2023: 35 points

  • vs. Loyola Chicago, 12/21/2023: 35 points

  • vs. Cleveland State, 12/16/2023: 38 points

  • at Wisconsin, 12/10/2023: 28 points

  • vs. Iowa State, 12/6/2023: 35 points

  • vs. Bowling Green, 12/2/2023: 24 points

  • vs. Kansas State, 11/26/2023: 32 points

  • vs. Florida Gulf Coast, 11/25/2023: 21 points

  • vs. Purdue Fort Wayne, 11/24/2023: 29 points

  • vs. Drake, 11/19/2023: 35 points

  • vs. Kansas State, 11/16/2023: 24 points

  • at UNI, 11/12/2023: 24 points

  • vs. Virginia Tech, 11/9/2023: 44 points

  • vs. FDU, 11/6/2023: 28 points

Who is Pete Maravich, men's NCAA all-time leading scorer?

The NCAA's all-time leading scorer, "Pistol" Pete Maravich of LSU, was a shooting, dribbling and passing whiz who dominated the college game during his three seasons in Baton Rouge.

The son of Tigers coach Press Maravich averaged an astounding 44.2 points per game for his career, finishing with an NCAA record 3,667.

Unlike Clark, Maravich did not have the advantage of the 3-point shot, which was universally implemented by the NCAA for the 1987 season. He also accumulated his record-setting point total in just three seasons of college basketball.

Who is Lynette Woodard, women's college basketball's previous all-time leading scorer?

Woodard is a Wichita, Kansas, native and after her high school playing days, she arrived at the University of Kansas in 1977.

She finished her career scoring 3,649 points, the most ever by a women's college basketball player, and just 18 points behind the men’s career scoring leader, LSU's Pete Maravich. She won the Wade Trophy in 1981, given to the nation’s best women's college basketball player, and was a four-time Kodak All-American.

Woodard was the captain and second-leading scorer for the United States as Team USA took the gold medal in basketball at the 1984 Olympic games in Los Angeles. A year later, she became the first woman ever to play for the Harlem Globetrotters.

When Woodard started playing college basketball, the Association for Intercollegiate Athletics for Women was the governing body for women's college sports. The NCAA did not start sponsoring women's sports until 1982, holding the first NCAA women's tournament that season.

Because Woodard's 3,639 career points at Kansas predates the NCAA's sponsor of women's sports, her stats and records are not found or recognized in the NCAA's official record books.

This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Caitlin Clark scoring tracker: How many points did she score Sunday?