By Marc Lawrence, PlaybookSports.com — In the women’s Final Four contests, LSU outscored Virginia Tech 29-13 in the fourth quarter to turn a 59-50 deficit into a 79-72 win behind 27 points from Alexis Morris.
Meanwhile, the Caitlin Clark Show has rolled on after the superstar guard posted 41 points, eight assists and six rebounds in Iowa’s 77-73 upset win over reigning national champion and previously undefeated South Carolina.
Clark scored or assisted on every single point in the fourth quarter, and she is the first person to score 40 or more points in back-to-back games in the tournament. Her 41 points were the most in a national semifinal in men’s or women’s tourney history.
On paper, LSU can crush Iowa on the boards and overpower the Hawkeyes.
However, herein lies the problem: South Carolina out-rebounded Iowa 49-25. But it didn’t matter because Clark was tremendous and the Iowa defense held USC to 39.0 percent shooting and 4-of-20 from three-point range.
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Axios Sports notes: There were seven players in the women’s Final Four with over 100,000 Instagram followers.
There are zero such players in the men’s Final Four