Caitlin Clark is set to make history tonight vs. Michigan

Caitlin Clark has been chasing former Washington Husky Kelsey Plum's all-time scoring record all season and tonight will be the night.

Iowa's Caitlin Clark takes a pair of free throws during a game against Nebraska Sunday, Feb. 11, 2024.
Iowa's Caitlin Clark takes a pair of free throws during a game against Nebraska Sunday, Feb. 11, 2024. / Cody Scanlan/The Register / USA TODAY
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Caitlin Clark is set to make history tonight against the Michigan Wolverines as she sits just eight points behind Kelsey Plum for the all-time scoring record. Baring anything that could take Clark out of the game before she hits the eight-point mark, she will make history tonight.

Clark moved to second on the all-time scoring list back in late January when she passed Kelsey Mitchell after dropping 35 points on Northwestern.

Clark is averaging 32.1 points this season which is better than her total career average at Iowa. The Des Moines native is coming off a 31-point game against Nebraska where the Hawkeyes fell 79-82. Before the Nebraska game, Penn State was able to "hold" Clark to just 27 points, which may not seem low for most players, but for her it is. Before that game, Clark had scored 30 or more points in six straight games.

Clark won the Wooden Award last season and found herself back on the top 20 finalist list for the award again this season. It is hard to believe any other player would win the award with how dominant Clark in playing this season. No player in women's college basketball is as crucial to her team than Clark is for the Hawkeyes.

Fortunately, Clark will be playing in front of her home crowd tonight and when she inevitably breaks the record will get to celebrate with the Iowa faithful. The majority of Iowa's women's basketball games this season have been either sold out or close to sold out showing the impact Caitlin Clark has had on women's sports.

Tipoff for the game is set for 7:00 p.m. CT.

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