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Iowa’s Caitlin Clark sets Big Ten record with 17 assists

Iowa guard Caitlin Clark is congratulated as she heads to the bench during the second half of...
Iowa guard Caitlin Clark is congratulated as she heads to the bench during the second half of the team's college basketball game against Kentucky in the second round of the NCAA women's tournament at Greehey Arena in San Antonio, Tuesday, March 23, 2021. Iowa defeated Kentucky 86-72. (AP Photo/Ronald Cortes)(Ronald Cortes | AP)
Published: Jan. 25, 2022 at 9:25 PM CST
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UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. (AP) — Caitlin Clark had 20 points, a career-high 17 assists and seven rebounds, nearly missing her third triple-double in four games, and No. 23 Iowa beat Penn State 107-79 to spoil Makenna Marisa’s third 30-plus performance of the season.

Clark, who was named the Big Ten player of the week for the fourth consecutive time on Monday, was 6 of 17 from the field with four 3-pointers — one from the logo.

Clark set a Big Ten record for assists in a conference game, breaking the mark on a pass in the lane to AJ Ediger for a 98-73 lead, and she was taken out a few seconds later.

Marisa, second in the league in scoring behind Clark, finished with 32 points to surpass 1,000 for her career.

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