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Caitlin Clark passes Brittney Griner on all-time scoring list

IOWA CITY, IOWA- JANUARY 16: Guard Caitlin Clark #22 of the Iowa Hawkeyes goes to the basket during the second half against guard Brooke Schramek #3 of the Wisconsin Badgers at Carver-Hawkeye Arena on January 16, 2024 in Iowa City, Iowa. (Photo by Matthew Holst/Getty Images)

Iowa’s Caitlin Clark moved into fourth place on the NCAA women’s basketball career scoring list on Tuesday, passing former Baylor standout Brittney Griner.

Clark scored a game-high 32 points and a team-high six 3-pointers in No. 2 Iowa’s 96-50 win over Wisconsin. She now has 3,306 total points for her career. She entered the game with 3,274 points and needed just 10 to pass Griner.

“It’s just hard for me to wrap my head around,” Clark said postgame when asked about her impact on the sport. “I’m just trying to stay in the moment and enjoy every single second of it. We understand how special and cool it is – what we’re doing for the game and for the state of Iowa and really for people around the country.

“It just shows how much the women’s game is starting to grow and how many people are starting to fall in love with it, especially our team.”

In her career at Iowa, Clark has scored in double digits in every game except one, a game against Northwestern her freshman year.

Next on the scoring list is Jackie Stiles, who had 3,393 points for Missouri State from 1997 to 2001. After that is Kelsey Mitchell (3,402) before Plum, who holds the record with 3,527 points during her time at Washington.

With an average of 31 points per game, Clark could overtake Plum as early as the second or third week of February. Iowa next plays No. 18 Ohio State on Sunday on the road.

“We know we’re going to have our hands full there, breaking the press and taking care of the ball,” Clark said. “But also, there’s so many weapons on the floor, being able to guard at all five positions is key for us.”