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Eye for an Eye: Iowa's Triumph Over LSU in Rematch Showdown

In a clash that harks back to the echoes of last year's heartbreak, the Iowa women's basketball team sought redemption against their nemesis, the defending champions LSU Tigers, in the Elite Eight. The stage was set for an electrifying showdown, and this game lived up to its hype.

Caitlin Clark, the fearless leader of the Hawkeyes, stepped onto the court with a vengeance burning in her eyes. From the opening tip-off, she commanded the game with her motivation and leadership. Another performance like this under her belt is solidifying her legacy in college women's basketball.

Standing in her path was the formidable Angel Reese, the indomitable force driving the LSU Tigers. With her towering presence in the paint and relentless drive, Reese threatened Iowa's ticket to the Final Four.

From the first whistle, it was clear that this would be a battle for the ages. The tension in the air was palpable as both teams traded blows, refusing to yield an inch of ground. At halftime, the two teams were tied at 45 apiece.

Second Half Masterclass

As the game ended, Clark seized the moment, scoring 12 points in the third quarter, giving Iowa an 11-point lead heading into the fourth quarter. Her accuracy from beyond the arc and ability to pass the ball created issues for the Tigers' defense.

The Tigers were not to be outdone, as Reese and her teammate Flau'jae Johnson combined for 37 offensive points. Unfortunately, the duo's performance did not match Iowa's, which emerged victorious, 84-77. Clark's stat line looked like it came straight out of a video game: 41 points, 12 assists, and seven rebounds.

Evening the Score

For Caitlin Clark and her teammates, this win was more than just a game—it was redemption from the 2023 Women's National Championship game, where LSU defeated Iowa 102-85. This victory must have felt really good for Clark and company.

The Hawkeyes will join top overall seed South Carolina and No. 3 NC State in the national semifinals. Next, they will face star guard Page Bueckers and the UConn Huskies in the Final Four this Friday, April 5th, for a ticket to the National Championship for a second consecutive season.


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