BY SPNW Staff 05:47PM 02/25/2017

Plum scores 57, sets NCAA all-time career mark

With a lefty runner in the lane and four minutes remaining Saturday at Hec Ed against Utah, Washington’s Kelsey Plum became the NCAA career scoring leader, finishing with 57 points.

After scoring 25 against Colorado Thursday, Kelsey Plum brought the heavy ordnance against Utah Saturday. / Alan Chitlik, Sportspress Northwest

Kelsey Plum found a higher gear, and the move was rewarded with a women’s basketball record. Needing 53 points to tie Jackie Stiles for the career points mark, the senior guard scored 57 in an 84-77 win over Utah Saturday afternoon at Hec Ed, her final regular-season home game.

In setting the Pac-12 Conference single-game mark, and missing the NCAA record by three points, Plum has 3,397 points over four years, topping the standard set by Stiles, of Missouri State, from 1998 to 2001.

Plum made 19 of 28 from the field, was 6 for 11 beyond the arc and 13 of 16 from the line. She banked in a running jumper from about 10 feet to break the record with 4:04 to play as the crowd of 6,775 erupted.

“You don’t do something like this by yourself and I hopefully make that very clear,” Plum said post-game. “This is an individual record but it’s broken by a village of people. It’s broken by every teammate that I’ve ever played for, every trainer, doctor, my parents, my sisters my brother. It’s this university, it’s the support I’ve been given. I’m very grateful, but it’s not something I take on myself because it’s not broken by just me.”

Plum checked out with 44 seconds remaining to a standing ovation as Washington (27-4, 15-3 Pac-12) finished with seven wins in its final eight games. Next is the Pac-12 Tournament at KeyArena Thursday. The Huskies will draw a bye in the first round and will open Friday.

 


YourThoughts

  • wabubba67

    McGuff…and Neighbors. Somebody is paying attention to women’s college basketball at the UW. Time for the same after Romar is fired. VBig Brink’s trunk for Marshall or Bennett?? Embarrassing that the men can’t compete despite having better talent.

    • disqus_0fotImVld4

      Using the magnificent triumph by Kelsey Plum to call for Romar’s firing? Absoluitely no class, buddy.

  • 1coolguy

    Move over to #2 Bob, Kelsey is now #1 in UW bb, You had an awesome run, but this player is simply the best among peers.
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  • Malwin Blaze

    Congratulations to Washington’s Kelsey Plum for becoming the NCAA career scoring leader, finishing with 57 points.She is at the peak of her career.She is the best player in the womens college basketball.She is a delight to watch in the game.I am her biggest fan.