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Caitlin Clark nets second consecutive triple-double in Iowa win

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Syndication: The Des Moines Register

Caitlin Clark was once again dominant, getting her second consecutive triple-double in Iowa’s 96-71 win over Purdue on Wednesday.

It’s the 15th triple-double of the Iowa star’s career. She finished with 26 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists against the Boilermakers. It marks the second time in Clark’s career that she’s recorded consecutive triple-doubles, with the other time coming in January of her sophomore season.

In total, Iowa had five players in double digits to help capitalize on Clark’s performance.

“That’s when we’re at our best,” Clark said. “When we have multiple people scoring in double figures, that makes us really hard to guard. We’re going to need that consistently going forward. This is one of the toughest places to play in the Big Ten. (It) gives you a headache; their band’s loud, their fans are loud. So credit to them. I thought we played a great game tonight.”

Her fourth triple-double of the season, Clark now has nine in her career with at least 25 points. She leads NCAA women’s basketball in that stat category – former Baylor star Brittney Griner is second on that list with three.

Iowa next plays No. 14 Indiana. Both are on 13-game winning streaks and are undefeated in conference play. The two teams split their games last season, with each team winning their game at home.

“Indiana is playing great basketball right now,” Clark said. “I know our crowd’s going to be really amped up for that one. It’s gonna be a fun matchup.”