Elite Eight Clash Breaks Records, Iowa's Clark Shines

Elite Eight Clash Breaks Records, Iowa's Clark Shines
Elite Eight Clash Breaks Records, Iowa's Clark Shines

Iowa and LSU's Elite Eight Clash Shatters Viewing Records

In a historic night for women's college basketball, the Elite Eight matchup between Iowa and LSU became the most-watched game ever, with 12.3 million viewers tuning in on ESPN. This surpassed the previous record set last year by LSU's victory over Iowa, which drew 9.9 million viewers.

The contest peaked at 16.1 million viewers, making it the second-highest audience for any basketball game on ESPN since 2012, behind only Game 7 of the 2018 Eastern Conference finals.

Iowa's Revenge and Caitlin Clark's Brilliance

Iowa prevailed in the rematch, denying LSU a chance at a second consecutive championship. Hawkeyes guard Caitlin Clark had a remarkable performance, scoring 41 points, dishing out 12 assists, and grabbing seven rebounds. Her efforts earned her the Albany 2 Regional Most Outstanding Player award.

Clark also made history by becoming the all-time Division I leader in career 3-pointers and breaking the NCAA Tournament record for assists. Her nine 3s tied a single-game tournament record.

Final Four Bound: Iowa and UConn Set for Rematch

With their victory, Iowa advanced to the Final Four, where they will face UConn, who defeated USC in the Portland 3 Regional. The two teams last met in the tournament in 2021, with UConn winning convincingly.

The upcoming Final Four promises to be a thrilling spectacle, with Iowa's high-scoring offense led by Clark set to go head-to-head against UConn's storied program.

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