Caitlin Clark pens farewell to ‘forever favorite’ Iowa fans after final home game

March 28, 2024

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The Caitlin Clark era in Iowa City is over.

The NCAA’s all-time leading scorer played in her final home game Monday, a 64-54 victory in the second round, to send the Hawkeyes to the Sweet 16 of the women’s March Madness tournament.

As a No. 1 seed, Iowa hosted the first two rounds of the tournament, so Clark gave the Iowa faithful two more electric performances, scoring 27 and 32 points in the two games.

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Caitlin Clark signing autographs

Guard Caitlin Clark of the Iowa Hawkeyes signs autographs for fans as she leaves the court after a game against the Ohio State Buckeyes at Carver-Hawkeye Arena March 3, 2024, in Iowa City, Iowa.  (Matthew Holst/Getty Images)

Clark has declared for the WNBA Draft, so she penned a farewell to her Iowa fans.

“Goodbye to my forever favorite arena,” Clark wrote in the Instagram post. “The countless memories I have in this place will be cherished forever. see you in Albany hawk fans.”

In the post, Clark shared 10 photos, each of them from games at Carver-Hawkeye Arena.

Iowa defeated No. 16 Holy Cross, 91-65, but its victory against No. 8 West Virginia didn’t come as easily.

Caitlin Clark celebrates

Caitlin Clark of the Iowa Hawkeyes celebrates after drawing a foul late in the second half against the West Virginia Mountaineers during their second-round matchup in the 2024 NCAA Tournament at Carver-Hawkeye Arena March 25, 2024, in Iowa City, Iowa. (Matthew Holst/Getty Images)

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The Hawkeyes took a 10-point lead into the fourth quarter, but the Mountaineers opened the quarter on a 10-0 run, and the game was tied with less than three minutes to go. But Clark and the Hawkeyes outscored WVU 12-2 in the final minutes to get the win.

In Albany, Iowa will face No. 5 Colorado Saturday at 3:30 p.m. ET.

Caitlin Clark signs

Guard Caitlin Clark of the Iowa Hawkeyes signs autographs after a game against the Minnesota Gophers at Carver-Hawkeye Arena Dec. 30, 2023, in Iowa City, Iowa.  (Matthew Holst/Getty Images)

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The Hawkeyes are three wins away from reaching a second consecutive national championship. They lost to LSU last year.

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