Iowa Women Beat LSU To Return To The Final Four

The Iowa Hawkeye women are headed back to the Final Four.

Rob Brooks and Tiffany Reedy on the Hawkeye Network. Caitlin Clark poured in 41 points and added 12 assists as the Hawkeyes beat LSU 94-87, avenging a loss to the Tigers in last year’s national championship game.

With the game tied at 45 at halftime the Hawkeyes took control by outscoring LSU 24-13 in the third quarter. It will be Iowa’s third trip to the Final Four in program history.

Clark says last year’s loss to LSU was never mentioned leading up to Monday night.

Clark tied an NCAA Tournament record with nine three pointers.

Iowa coach Lisa Bluder says a good start to the third quarter was a key.

Bluder says Clark took the game over in the third quarter.

Bluder on returning to the Final Four for the second straight season.

LSU coach Kim Mulkey on trying to slow down Clark.

Mulkey on the much anticipated rematch of last year’s title game.

LSU forward Angel Reese finished with 17 points and 20 rebounds before fouling out in the final quarter.

The Hawkeyes are 33-4 and will play UConn in the national semifinals Friday night in Cleveland. UConn pulled away late to beat USC 80-73. The other half of the final four matches top overall seed South Carolina and 3 seed NC State.

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