Caitlin Clark, the standout player in US women's college basketball, led Iowa to a 94-87 victory over LSU State on Monday, scoring an impressive 41 points. The win was a measure of redemption for Iowa, which lost to LSU in last year's national championship game.

Caitlin Clark, the all-time leading scorer in college basketball history, led the Iowa Hawkeyes to victory over the LSU Tigers. She put on an impressive three-point shooting display, hitting 9 three-pointers on nearly 50% shooting, to finish with a game-high 41 points. The win secured her team's place in the March Madness Final Four. 

"This one feels a little bit better. It's my last year with this group and a lot of people counted us out at the beginning of the year. And all we did was work really hard... but the job's not done," Clark pointed out. 

The 22-year-old prodigy, who is in her final year of college, has captured the attention of the US sports media, and has even eclipsing coverage of the NBA, baseball and ice hockey and resulting in prime-time television coverage.

Clark's generational rival, LSU star Angel Reese, couldn't match her stellar performance for Iowa, although the second did manage to score 17 points and secure 20 rebounds.

She hit four of her three-pointers in the third quarter, playing a pivotal role in Iowa's victory over LSU and keeping her collegiate career on track for a storybook ending. "I think it was just confidence in all the work that I put in and in my teammates. We knew it was going to be physical, but we weathered every storm, but you've got to give them a lot of credit for having a great year," Clark said.

Clark is regarded as one of the most exceptional players in the history of college basketball, regardless of gender, and this season surpassed 1960s legend Pete Maravich to become the all-time leading scorer in college basketball history. She is considered an iconic talent that spans generations.

Her influence, known as the "Caitlin Clark Effect", has drawn comparisons to singer Taylor Swift and has led to her followers being affectionately referred to as "Clarkies," reminiscent of Swift's dedicated fan base known as the "Swifties." Changes in US college sports rules have allowed Clark to sign endorsement deals with big-name sponsors such as Nike, Gatorade and State Farm.