After Her Worst Shooting Night Ever, Caitlin Clark’s Record Breaking Display Mesmerises Fans

Published 11/20/2023, 1:27 AM EST

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After dropping 44 points in a game against the Virginia Tech Hokies, the Iowa Hawkeyes faced a huge upset in game four of the 2023-24 season. The Hawkeyes lost to the Wildcats and this match had been said to be the worst shooting night of Caitlin Clark’s basketball career. Clark made only 9 baskets after attempting 32 shots. 

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However, the Iowa star didn’t let this get to her and only came back stronger. In their recent match against the Drake Bulldogs, Clark defied all the odds and dropped 35 points, helping her team win their fourth match of the season. 

Caitlin Clark’s stellar performance

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The Hawkeyes faced off against one of the best teams in the leagues, the Bulldogs. The Drake’s, so far, had one of the most impressive runs in this season as they won all three matches they played. But, going against the No.2 team in the league is not child’s play.

Clark and the Hawkeyes didn’t let their last match defeat define them as they made a comeback and won their fifth match of the season with a Final score of 113-90. The Iowa star, Clark sent shockwaves through the arena with her exceptional performance and made her haters shut their mouths. She dropped 35 points, secured 6 rebounds, and made 10 assists. 

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Coach Bluder challenged us when we came back to practice after the K-State game, and I thought we responded really well,” Clark said in an interview with ESPN. 

Left in awe by her performance, fans took to social media to praise the young prodigy. One fan said, “In 2023, she outshines Klay on the basketball court.”  

Another said, “Caitlin Clark is still my hero.” However, one more said, “Caitlin Clark is something else, she’s gonna dominate the WNBA… hopefully, I get to meet her one day 🔥👀😉.” 

This 30-point game by Clark was marked as the 39th 30-point game in her career. She not only just made a comeback, but also set the record for most 30-point games by a D-I player, surpassing Kelsey Plum. 

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Notably, the Hawkeyes are facing the season head-on. 

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Bouncing back strong

The 2023-24 NCAA season has been a roller coaster ride for the fans so far. The Iowa Hawkeyes till now have played five games out of which they have won four and lost one.

Seeing this comeback from the Hawkeyes the fans are enthusiastic about their future performances. 

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The team is all set to play against the Purdue Fort Wayne Mastodons in their next game and the fans will be expecting a consistently impressive performance from Caitlin Clark and the Hawkeyes.

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Ojus Verma

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Ojus is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports. With a foundation in economics and a 12-year experience in playing basketball, he seamlessly combines academic knowledge with genuine enthusiasm for the game. He is spellbound as much by the intricacies of the game as he is by the legacies left by NBA legends such as Michael Jordan and Shaquille O'Neal.
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