University of Washington‘s Kelsey Plum Breaks NCAA Scoring Record With 57 Point Barrage Against Utah
University of Washington‘s Kelsey Plum needed 54 points to break the All-Time NCAA scoring record set by Jackie Stiles with Missouri State University in 2001. On one hand, like Stiles, Plum is a 5-foot-8 guard who is the master of scoring from all ranges. On the other hand, Plum bested the scoring record on Senior night, shooting 19 of 28 for the night, including an outstanding 6 of 11 from three-point range. She also added eight rebounds to cap off her record performance.
The fact that Plum set the record in the last game of the season is a testimony to her true competitive nature. She is relentless, and her fiery competitive spirit is contagious on the team.
The record breaking night for Plum has deservedly been recorded in the NCAA annals. A wonderfully written article by Anthony Chiusano of NCAA.com captured the accomplishment, and the significance of the moment. In his article, he captured the drama of the game, and pointed out that Plum has conference play to add to her scoring record.
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The Washington Huskies Women’s basketball team is ranked second in the PAC-12 with 15-3 conference record (27-4 overall) , behind leader Oregon State which boasts a 16-2 record (27-3 overall).
Despite the presence of Plum, the Huskies are ranked 11th nationally. However, the team has earned a first round bye in the PAC-12 Women’s Basketball Tournament and will play on March 3rd to face the winner of the Arizona Wildcats versus the Oregon Ducks contest.
With Plum’s record breaking game, season, and career, you can bet the UW Women’s basketball team will be particularly focused to end this season on a high note. If the team does well in the PAC-12 tournament, the UW Husky Women have a shot at dethroning the Connecticut Huskies Women basketball team.