Caitlin Clark leads Iowa to Sweet 16 with double-double in win over Georgia
Caitlin Clark had a monstrous game that sent the Georgia Bulldogs home, and propelled the Hawkeye women’s basketball to the Sweet 16.
Clark led all scorers with 22 points (and had 12 assists), and was responsible for 31 of Iowa’s 33 second half points. It’s been a strong tournament for Clark, and she has scored or assisted on 57.99% of Iowa’s points in the first two games.
— Iowa Women's Basketball (@IowaWBB) March 19, 2023
Iowa had its hands full with Georgia on Sunday, but with Clark’s performance was able to fend off the Bulldogs. With the help of Monika Czinano, the Hawkeyes set the court on fire with a strong fourth-quarter performance to overtake the Bulldogs 74-66.
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It was a back and forth game with the Bulldogs on Iowa’s tail throughout the game. As Iowa led 68-66 with less than 2 minutes to go in the game, the Bulldogs turned over the ball to Clark, who fought to the basket and scored to put the Hawkeyes up 70-66 with 42 seconds remaining. Georgia handed Iowa another gift as they turned the ball over for the third consecutive time with 25 seconds remaining to ice the game.
This will be Clark’s 2nd trip to the Sweet 16 during her collegiate career. Iowa also reached the Sweet 16 in 2021.
The Hawkeyes have made the Elite Eight only 4 times previously, with their most recent appearance coming in 2019. Their lone trip to the Final Four came back in 1993.