Watch Caitlin Clark's highlights from historic Final Four showing originally appeared on NBC Sports Chicago
To say Caitlin Clark is a walking highlight reel is no hyperbole and she proved that on the biggest stage yet.
Facing the top-overall seed and undefeated South Carolina, Clark accounted for over half of Iowa's 77 points and led the Hawkeyes to a four-point win to secure their spot in the national championship.
Clark made her presence known from the opening tip, playing a role in each of Iowa's first 15 points. That included assists in transitions and this layup past South Carolina's star forward Aliyah Boston.
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The Hawkeyes finished the quarter with a nine-point lead, their largest of the night.
Minutes later, Clark showed some NBA range over the outstretched arm of Raven Johnson.
Heading into Friday's game Clark's average distance from 3-point range was nearly 26 feet, well past the 22-foot mark for the NBA.
Part of what makes Clark so much of a matchup nightmare for opponents is her ability to burn the defense from so many different angles. She put those moves on display time and time again against the Gamecocks.
Within a minute of the fourth quarter, Boston hit a layup that gave South Carolina its first lead of the half. Like clockwork, clutch Caitlin stepped up.
Clark hit another logo 3 for good measure before scoring the next eight points for Iowa and securing the 77-73 win. Her 41 points were the most ever in a men's or women's NCAA semifinal.
The Caitlin Clark show continues on Sunday when Iowa and LSU face off in the national championship for the first time in either program's history.