LSU’s 2023-24 season has come to a close in the Elite 8.

In a rematch of last year’s Women’s NCAA Tournament national championship game, Caitlin Clark led 1-seed Iowa to a 94-87 win over the 3-seed Tigers. The Hawkeyes are returning to the Final Four.

The game got off to an electric start before scoring cooled down for a tied game at the half. Iowa pulled out in front in the 3rd quarter and held on over the final 10 minutes.

Here are 3 quick takeaways from the Elite 8 game in Albany:

Caitlin Clark lets the 3-ball fly in another legendary performance

Caitlin Clark publicly declined to use the “revenge game” label, but everyone knew a competitor as fierce as Clark was going to give a little extra fire for an Elite 8 game against LSU, the team that denied Iowa its national championship a year ago.

Clark put on a show shooting deep 3 threes for a primetime national audience, adding to her long list of memorable moments with an NCAA Tournament game for the ages.

It was perfectly fitting that Clark became the new women’s Division I record-holder for career 3-pointers on Monday night. A second-half 3-pointer that gave Clark 538 triples in her career.

In addition to the DI 3-point record, Clark secured the career NCAA Tournament 3-point record and the NCAA Tournament assist record.

It wasn’t quite a triple-double, but Clark did serve fans a “40 burger” double-double of 41 points and 12 assists, with 7 rebounds.

Clark shot 13-of-29 from the field, including 9-of-20 from 3-point range, adding 6 free throws. Clark, along with Gabbie Marshall, played all 40 minutes.

Iowa dominated 3rd quarter and didn’t look back

LSU and Iowa came out fired up, lighting up the scoreboard with a 31-26 1st quarter in the Hawkeyes’ favor. The scoring slowed in the 2nd quarter, leading to a 45-45 contest at the break.

It was the 3rd quarter when Iowa took over. The Hawkeyes shot 43% to LSU’s 30% in the 3rd period. The margin was wider from 3, where Iowa was 4-of-9 while LSU went 0-of-5. All 4 triples were by Clark.

The Tigers turned it over 8 times, leading to 10 points for the Hawkeyes. Iowa had 5 steals in the period.

Rebounding, points in the paint go to LSU, but not enough to stop the Hawkeyes

As various teams have shown, there are ways to get to Iowa with defense and physicality.

LSU won the rebounding battle on Monday night by a wide margin of 54-36. The Tigers were better on second-chance points 14-5 and points in the paint 44-36.

Angel Reese carried LSU in the 1st quarter with 10 points on 5-of-7 shooting, along with 5 rebounds, 3 assists and 2 steals. Reese appeared to re-injure her ankle in the 2nd quarter.

Reese continued to play, logging 36 minutes before fouling out. After the injury, she could not match the scoring production, finishing with 17 total points. Reese had a game-high 20 rebounds.

LSU’s Flau’jae Johnson was the team’s top scorer with 23 points, scoring 15 in the second half.