January 3, 2024
Locked On Women’s Basketball: Caitlin Clark is unstoppable; how Texas recovers from Rori Harmon loss
Howard discusses Caitlin's 40-point performance and game-winner against Michigan State, plus, the Longhorns' odds
It’s time for another episode of Locked On Women’s Basketball with host Howard Megdal. He starts the show by breaking down Caitlin Clark‘s game-winning shot that lifted Iowa over Michigan State, then talks about the season-ending injury to Texas’ Rori Harmon. In addition to his analysis, you will hear from Clark, Iowa coach Lisa Bluder and Texas coach Vic Schaefer.
In case you missed it, Clark capped a 40-point game with a shot from well beyond the arc on Tuesday. In fact, her toes were right on top of the Hawkeye’s beak. The shot broke a tie and gave Iowa a 76-73 victory against the Spartans. She discussed the play in her postgame press conference.
“I think we’re just definitely wanted to wait and take the last shot as soon as the clock ran out,” Clark said. “But those are situations we kind of work on at the end of practice every single day and we ran a play to inbound the ball got it cleanly, and Molly [Davis] did set a clean pick on my girl but Hannah [Stuelke]’s defender was up guarding her pretty well. So I think it kind of almost worked out in my favor because my girl almost went for a steal a little bit and then I was able to get to my step back to my left, which is the shot, I want to get to a lot. Honestly, when it left my hand, I knew it was going in.”
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In the second segment, Howard talked about Texas and how Harmon’s injury affects the Longhorns’ odds to win a national championship.
“I asked a DI coach who has seen them in person this year, ‘Are they still a title-contending team?’ Without Roy Harmon the answer from the coach was unequivocal was no,” Megdal said. “I don’t know that I agree with that for a few reasons. No. 1 is, I think you bet against Vic Schaefer’s ability to innovate at your peril. There is a remarkable amount of talent still on that team. Madison Booker, a 6’1 big point guard taking over. I’m so curious to see what Vic does to figure out how to make a freshman 6’1 wing into a point guard but early on some really impressive stuff and that game against Baylor which truly could have gone either way.”
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