Caitlin Clark Becomes Leading Scorer in NCAA Basketball History, Breaks “Pistol” Pete Maravich’s Record of 3,667 Career Points

By Chase Brown on March 3, 2024 at 2:30 pm
Caitlin Clark
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Two weeks after she broke the record for women, Caitlin Clark has become NCAA Division I basketball’s overall top scorer.

Clark entered Sunday's game against Ohio State needing 18 points to break “Pistol" Pete Maravich's record of 3,667 career points, which stood for more than 50 years. With a second-quarter free throw, she became the top-scoring player – man or woman – in NCAA basketball history.

The 22-year-old Clark earned the women's record on Feb. 15 when she scored eight points against Michigan and surpassed Kelsey Plum’s 3,527 career points in her career. Clark went on to score a career-high 49 points in her team's win over the Wolverines.

On Wednesday, Clark scored 33 points against Minnesota to cement her place atop the all-time career points among women to play for major colleges. Kansas legend Lynette Woodard previously held the record with 3,650 points scored from 1977-81, a time when the AIAW governed women's sports.

Clark broke the overall scoring record in her final regular-season game as a college athlete. Clark announced earlier this week that she would enter the 2024 WNBA draft.

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