(1) Iowa 64, (8) West Virginia 54

Caitlin Clark scored 32 factors and No. 1 seed Iowa survived certainly one of its worst offensive performances of the season to beat No. 8 seed West Virginia 64-54 on Monday night time in a ladies’s NCAA Tournament second-round sport.

The Hawkeyes superior to play No. 5 seed Colorado in Saturday’s Albany 2 Regional semifinal.

Sydney Affolter’s three-point play with 2:03 to play, the Hawkeyes’ lone area aim of the fourth quarter, gave Iowa a 55-52 lead. Clark and Hannah Stuelke closed the sport with 9 free throws to clinch the win.

As time ran out on the ultimate house sport of her profession, Clark, who grew to become the NCAA’s Division I all-time scoring chief this season, circled the court docket, making a heart-shaped image along with her arms because the sellout crowd cheered.

Iowa got here into the sport main the nation in scoring at 92.8 factors per sport, however the Hawkeyes had been held to their lowest single-game level complete this season. Iowa shot simply 36.4% from the sphere.

JJ Quinerly led West Virginia with 15 factors. Kyah Watson had 13 factors and Jayla Hemingway had 10 factors.