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Caitlin Clark embraces leadership role, history as Iowa prepares for Big Ten clash with Ohio State

Caitlin Clark is always in motion.

On the basketball court, she cuts hard, makes screens, passes to teammates and, of course, shoots long (sometimes buzzer-beater) three-point shots.

Her constant mobility is part of what makes her hard to defend.

“I never want to stop moving,” Clark said in an interview with LaChina Robinson, Zora Stephenson and Isis Young. “I think that’s the best way and one of the hardest ways for people to guard me is I never want to stand still, and I think that’s another way I’ve improved over the past few years.

“I take a lot of pride in that. I never want to get tired… I’m never calling for a sub, but I think that’s my motor. I don’t ever want to stop moving and I don’t think that was always something I was great at early on in my career, but I don’t really have an option anymore because people are chasing me everywhere, so I better keep moving to make it hard on them.”

Her progress on the court have created a movement off of it.

The Caitlin Clark effect is impossible to miss. This season, Clark has led the Hawkeyes to an 18-1 overall record, including an undefeated 7-0 mark in Big Ten play. The West Des Moines, Iowa native became Iowa’s all-time scoring leader in November, surpassing Megan Gustafson. This season, Clark also became the first Division-I player to record 3,000+ points, 900+ assists and 800+ rebounds. She is the 15th NCAA women’s basketball player to pass the 3,000 points mark in her career and just earlier this week against Wisconsin, Clark passed Brittney Griner for fourth on the NCAA women’s basketball all-time scoring leaderboard.

As Iowa prepares to take on No. 18 Ohio State this Sunday, January 21 at 12p.m., EST in a game that will be broadcast on both NBC and Peacock, Clark and the Hawkeyes look to extend their win streak to 16 games. More information on how to watch this matchup below.

RELATED: How to watch Caitlin Clark, Iowa vs. Ohio State: Time, streaming for Sunday’s women’s college basketball game

Sunday’s…


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Publish date : 2024-01-19 23:42:38

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