It’s a new week and Caitlin Clark is still the best player in the Big Ten. On Monday, she was named the conference’s player of the week for the fourth week in a row. She now has five total on the season.
She’s coming off a week where she nearly averaged a triple-double in Iowa wins over Minnesota and Illinois. In the two games, she averaged 26.5 points, 10.5 rebounds and 9 assists per game. She also shot 58 percent from the field and 54.5 percent from three. The Hawkeyes won those games by an average of 41 points.
In the game against Minnesota, the sophomore recorded her second straight triple-double, finishing with 35 points, 13 rebounds and 11 assists. Clark became the only Big Ten women’s basketball player to record a triple double in back-to-back games and four triple-doubles in a single season.
Clark and the Hawkeyes now travel to University Park for a game against Penn State on Tuesday. Tipoff is set for 5 p.m.