Pete Maravich is surpassed by Iowa's Caitlin Clark in the NCAA scoring record

Caitlin Clark surpassed Pete Maravich's NCAA scoring record during Sunday's game against Ohio State. The Iowa standout was just 18 points shy of surpassing Maravich's impressive 3,617-point record. She achieved this feat in the first half of the game, scoring all 18 points before halftime, and sealed it with a technical foul.

Adding to the significance of the moment, Clark accomplished this milestone during her final home game at Carver-Hawkeye Arena as a member of the Hawkeyes. This game marked the end of Iowa's regular season before heading into the Big Ten Tournament.

Caitlin Clark

As Clark and her teammates celebrated, the Hawkeyes held a 48-39 lead going into halftime. This achievement follows Clark's recent breaking of the NCAA Division 1 scoring record against Michigan on Feb. 15, surpassing Lynette Woodard's previous record set during the AIAW era at Kansas.

Commenting on Clark's impact on the women's game, Michigan coach Kim Barnes Arico praised her as a phenomenal player who has brought significant attention and respect to women's basketball. Despite her competitive nature, Arico expressed admiration for Clark's relentless drive and skill on the court.

Caitlin Clark

Maravich's record was established over 83 games across three seasons from 1967 to 1970, during a time without a shot clock or a 3-point line. He boasted an impressive average of 44.2 points per game and scored more than 60 points in a game on four occasions during his collegiate career.

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