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Iowa Caitlin Clark NCAA scoring record-breaking moment request: Don't stop the game

Iowa basketball superstar Caitlin Clark is on the verge of breaking the NCAA all-time women's scoring record. Fans are excited.

Caitlin Clark has truly made a name for herself in the world of college basketball. The Iowa basketball sensation is on the brink of breaking the NCAA's all-time women's scoring record. After scoring 31 points in a recent game against Nebraska, Clark is just seven points away from tying the record and eight points away from claiming the new scoring title all for herself. Coach Lisa Bluder initially planned to call a timeout to allow Clark, the team, and the fans to savor the moment, but Clark herself is not interested in the game stopping briefly. She expressed, "I hope they don't stop the game. We can't be wasting timeouts on that, come on now."

Bluder mentioned that she would discuss with Clark the best way to handle the special moment and acknowledged that if Clark doesn't want it, she doesn't think she wants to do it either. However, if there is a natural stoppage in play shortly after Clark sets the record, that break in the action could be used to celebrate the achievement.

Kelsey Plum, the current NCAA Women's Division I scoring record holder, has been overtaken by Clark. Through 25 games, Clark is averaging a career-high 32.1 points per contest. The Hawkeyes, last season's national championship runners-up, have won 20 of those 22 games.

Clark and the fourth-ranked Iowa team have become a must-see attraction for fans across the U.S. Their games have been selling out, and tickets on the secondary market have been going for thousands of dollars. The ticket marketplace Vivid Seats reported that the five most in-demand NCAA women's games this year have featured Iowa. The average price of tickets for the Hawkeyes since Clark joined the team in 2020 has increased by 224%, and the average distance traveled by a fan to watch Iowa play is up 34% from last season.

Fans who want to witness Clark's attempt to clinch the scoring record will likely have to pay an unprecedented premium to be in the arena on Thursday. Even Clark herself has had to turn down many people who asked for tickets, but she was still able to take care of a large group of family and friends for Thursday night's game at Carver-Hawkeye Arena.

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