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Caitlin Clark and Angel Reese’s LSU-Iowa rematch nets a record audience for ESPN

Written by on April 5, 2024

The Elite Eight game between Iowa and LSU, featuring Caitlin Clark and Angel Reese, peaked at 16.1 million viewers, becoming the most-watched college basketball game on ESPN platforms to date. Clark and Reese’s performances have been pivotal, with Clark being the NCAA’s most prolific scorer and Reese holding the record for double-doubles in a season. Both players have announced their intentions to turn pro, marking the game as their last college appearance against each other.

The game itself lived up to expectations, with Iowa pulling ahead in the second half, largely due to Clark’s 41 points and 12 assists, ending with a 94-87 victory over LSU.

The Final Four is set to continue the excitement on Friday, April 5, in Cleveland, Ohio. The games will begin with South Carolina facing N.C. State at 7 p.m. ET, followed by Iowa against UConn at 9:30 p.m., both airing on ESPN. This stage of the tournament offers Clark a chance for redemption against UConn.

Source: NPR

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