On Sunday, April 3, 2023, the LSU Tigers women’s basketball team made history by winning their first NCAA national championship in Dallas, Texas. The Tigers defeated the Iowa Hawkeyes 102-85 in a dominant performance that saw them set new records in the championship game.
LSU started the game on fire, shooting an impressive 58% from the field in the first half, including a remarkable 75% from three-point range. The Tigers’ 59 first-half points set a new record for most points scored in a half in a women’s championship game and gave them a commanding 17-point lead at halftime.
Jasmine Carson, who came off the bench, was the spark behind the Tigers’ first-half barrage, scoring 21 points in the opening half, including a perfect five of five on three-pointers. Carson finished the game with 22 points, leading the Tigers to their historic victory.
LSU’s total of 102 points also set a new record for most points scored by a team in a women’s championship game, highlighting the dominance of their offense throughout the game.
Despite the loss, Iowa’s Caitlin Clark put up a remarkable performance, leading all scorers with 30 points. Clark also set a new record for most points scored in a women’s tournament with 191, breaking the previous record of 177 points set by Sheryl Swoopes in 1993 playing for Texas Tech. Clark achieved this feat in six games, while Swoopes set the record in five games.
In conclusion, the LSU Tigers women’s basketball team’s historic victory over the Iowa Hawkeyes in the 2023 NCAA national championship game will forever be remembered as a dominant performance that set new records in women’s basketball. Jasmine Carson’s outstanding contribution off the bench, combined with the team’s impressive offensive display, led the Tigers to their first-ever national championship title. Caitlin Clark’s remarkable performance for Iowa also set new records, highlighting her talent and potential as a future star in women’s basketball.