Iowa’s Caitlin Clark records 13th triple-double in win

Caitlin Clark, a senior guard from Iowa, recorded her 13th career triple-double Thursday as the No. 4 Hawkeyes defeated Loyola Chicago 98-69 at Carver-Hawkeye Arena in Iowa City.

Clark, the Division I scoring leader this season (30.5 PPG) and the top player in’s most current Top 25 rankings, finished with 35 points, 17 rebounds, and 10 assists.

It is her third triple-double with at least 35 points; just four other games in Division I women’s basketball history have achieved this feat.

With at least 35 points, 15 rebounds, and 10 assists, it was the second triple-double in Division I women’s history.

Cornelia Gayden of LSU won the other in 1995. Sabrina Ionescu of Oregon holds the all-time Division I record with 26 triple-doubles from 2016 to 2020.

Clark has also moved up to eighth position on the NCAA all-time scoring chart with 3,114 points.

She surpassed Minnesota’s Rachel Banham (3,093 points from 2011 to 2016) and Florida International’s Jerica Coley (3,107 points from 2010 to 2014) with her performance on Thursday.

Clark will overtake another Iowan on the scoring list with two more points: Des Moines native Lorri Bauman, who had 3,115 points at Drake from 1980 to 1984.

Clark was born in West Des Moines. Kelsey Plum of Washington is the all-time NCAA leader, with 3,527 points from 2013 to 2017.

Clark led both teams in points, rebounds, and assists for the ninth time in her career, one shy of tying Stanford’s Nicole Powell (2000-04) for the most by a player since the 1999-2000 season.

Iowa has improved to 12-1 overall and 1-0 in the Big Ten. The Hawkeyes’ next game is against Minnesota on December 30.

Clark’s triple-double was not the only one seen on Thursday in women’s basketball.

Hannah Hidalgo of Notre Dame scored the highest-scoring triple-double in Irish history, with 26 points, 11 rebounds, and 10 assists. Hidalgo is ranked No. 10 on’s Top 25 players.

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