Iowa guard Caitlin Clark’s 41-point outing in Friday’s Final Four win over South Carolina was an all-time performance. The Hawkeyes star was already a household name as a two-time unanimous First-Team All-American and the 2023 National Player of the Year. On Friday, she took another step towards cementing her legacy, and is one win away from the program’s first national championship.

Clark scored well more than half of Iowa’s points in its 77–73 win over the previously undefeated, No. 1 Gamecocks. It was her second straight women’s NCAA tournament game with 41 points, after her incredible Elite Eight triple-double against Louisville. 

She notched the sixth-ever 1,000 point season in Division I history during the game. Clark is up to 161 points and 52 assists during this tournament run. Per ESPN Stats & Info, going back to 2000, all six instances of a player totalling at least 150 points and 50 assists in any five-game span belong to Clark.

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For some, Friday’s game was their introduction to her game, and she did not disappoint. Others were well-aware of what she could do, and she lived up to those lofty expectations.