Nebraska upsets Iowa, holds Caitlin Clark scoreless in 4th-quarter comeback
Nebraska pulled off a huge upset on Sunday afternoon against Iowa, beating the Hawkeyes 82-79 in Lincoln.
Like they have all season across the Big Ten, fans at Nebraska turned up in droves to see Caitlin Clark and the No. 2 Hawkeyes. They were treated to a great game that came down to the wire, including a 31-point performance from Clark.
But it was Nebraska who dominated in crunch time with a 12-2 scoring run down the stretch to close out the game. The Huskers took the lead with just over 30 seconds remaining in the game and held on from there. Nebraska out-scored the Hawkeyes 27-10 in the 4th quarter.
Clark had a strong game, but did not reach the 39 points needed to break the all-time scoring record for women’s college basketball. Her charge toward that goal will be pushed back to Thursday when Iowa hosts Michigan.
Clark did not score in the 4th quarter. She went 0-for-6 from the field in the final stanza as Nebraska’s defense forced her to mainly act as a distributor. The shots Clark was able to take were largely low-percentage looks.
Clark did eclipse 1,000 career assists against the Huskers. She is currently 6th all-time in women’s college basketball history for total assists in a career and could climb up that list further before her collegiate career is over.
Jaz Shelley, who hit the go-ahead 3-pointer for the Huskers, led the way with 23 points. She was one of 4 Nebraska players who scored in double figures against the Hawkeyes.