Fans eagerly gathered outside Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, hours before tip-off to secure the best general admission seats for a highly anticipated women's basketball game. The opposing team's star player, Caitlin Clark, was the main attraction.
Greg Mittelan, an alum of the University of Iowa, had been looking forward to this game and found it challenging to get tickets. He decided to purchase season tickets instead of trying to buy a single game ticket on the secondary market, where prices were exorbitant.
Northwestern women's basketball made history as their game against Iowa became the first sold-out event at Welsh Ryan Arena. Ticket brokers were selling general admission tickets for over $230 each, a testament to Clark's popularity and talent.
Clark, a player for the Iowa Hawkeyes, is on the cusp of becoming the all-time leading scorer in college basketball. Both the women's and men's scoring records are within her grasp.
Babbi Barreiro, a high school coach from Barrington, praised Clark as a role model for her players and young women everywhere. Clark's success is not only great for women's sports but for basketball as a whole.
Northwestern faces a tough task in their matchup against Iowa. Although the Wildcats have a losing record this season, the Hawkeyes currently rank third in the country with a 19-2 record.
Clark's prowess on the court has captivated fans, especially young aspiring women's basketball players. From Hinsdale Central High School, these young players admire Clark's passion for the game and the way she plays with her team.
With her remarkable performances and record-breaking achievements, Clark has become the face of women's basketball. Fans are enamored with her scoring ability and overall skill.
During the game against Northwestern, Clark broke the all-time scoring record in the Big Ten conference. She is now approaching the women's basketball's all-time scoring record of 3,527 points held by Kelsey Plum.
Clark's prolific season has her averaging 32.0 points per game, and she is likely to surpass Plum's record in a game against Michigan on February 15. She has scored over 40 points in a game 11 times in her career.
In addition to scoring, Clark is also approaching the milestone of 1,000 career assists. She currently has 958 assists and is ranked eighth all-time. Clark's exceptional passing ability adds another dimension to her game.
With her talent and achievements, Clark has established herself as one of the greatest college basketball players of all time. Her success is a source of inspiration for the next generation of women's basketball players.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.