The Iowa Hawkeyes women’s basketball team has secured a spot in the championship game of the NCAA Tournament after defeating South Carolina in the Final Four with a score of 66-64. The star of the game was freshman guard Caitlin Clark, who scored 21 points in the second half, leading Iowa to victory.
The game was highly anticipated, with both teams having impressive records throughout the season. South Carolina was the favorite to win, but Iowa played with grit and determination, never giving up despite falling behind in the first half.
Clark’s performance in the second half was truly remarkable. She made several crucial three-pointers and displayed impressive ball-handling skills, keeping her team in the game and eventually securing the win. Iowa coach Lisa Bluder praised Clark’s performance, stating that she was “unbelievable” and that she had “ice in her veins”.
South Carolina, on the other hand, was left disappointed with the loss. Head coach Dawn Staley acknowledged that her team had made some crucial mistakes, including missed free throws and turnovers, that ultimately cost them the game.
Iowa will now face off against Stanford in the championship game, which will take place on April 3. Both teams have had impressive runs in the tournament, and the game is sure to be highly competitive. Iowa will be looking to continue its winning streak behind the impressive performance of Caitlin Clark, while Stanford will be aiming for their third NCAA championship title.