Breaking down Caitlin Clark and Angel Reese’s matchup history

Caitlin Clark and Angel Reese have taken their fiery NCAA rivalry straight into the WNBA, where they’re keeping fans on the edge of their seats. These two rookies, the No. 1 and No. 7 draft picks, have already faced off in a month’s worth of relentless back-to-back games, and their impact on the Fever and Sky is impossible to ignore. Neither team is championship-ready just yet, but Clark and Reese are laying the groundwork for something special.

These two aren’t exactly strangers. Their showdown in the 2023 NCAA title game is still fresh in everyone’s minds, a game that marked the beginning of their epic on-court rivalry and off-court stardom.

As they continue their WNBA journey, with three more matchups on the horizon, let’s rewind and relive Clark and Reese’s past battles from college to the pros.


Caitlin Clark vs. Angel Reese Matchup History

Clark and Reese have squared off six times: once in the WNBA and five times in college. Reese leads with four wins, but Clark has snagged the last two victories. Here’s the play-by-play of each showdown.

Fever vs. Sky – Saturday, June 1, 2024

Their first WNBA clash was a thriller. Despite being underdogs, the Fever snatched a 71-70 victory. Clark logged 11 points, eight rebounds, and six assists, leading Indiana to their second win of the season. Reese countered with eight points, 13 rebounds (a career high), and one assist.

Iowa vs. LSU – Monday, April 1, 2024

In a rematch of the 2023 NCAA championship, Iowa faced LSU in the Elite 8 of the 2024 tournament. Iowa, seeking revenge, triumphed 94-87. Clark was unstoppable with 41 points and 12 assists, tying an NCAA tournament single-game record with nine 3-pointers. Reese, in her final college game, posted 17 points and 20 rebounds.

Iowa vs. LSU – Sunday, April 2, 2023

LSU clinched their first-ever title with a 102-85 win over Iowa. Clark’s 30 points weren’t enough as LSU had four players, including Reese, scoring at least 15 points. Reese tallied 15 points and 10 rebounds, delivering some of the most memorable moments in college basketball history.

Iowa vs. Maryland – February 14, 2022

Reese shined in her sophomore season at Maryland, scoring 25 points and grabbing 13 rebounds in an 81-69 victory over Iowa. Clark managed 19 points, six rebounds, and six assists in Iowa’s last regular-season loss of the year.

Iowa vs. Maryland – March 13, 2021

In her freshman season, Reese battled a foot injury but appeared in the Big Ten tournament championship game, scoring six points and grabbing six rebounds to help Maryland win 104-84. Clark put up 21 points, eight rebounds, and seven assists in her first title game appearance.

Iowa vs. Maryland – February 23, 2021

Their first encounter was a regular season game where Maryland won 111-93. Clark scored 34 points with seven assists, but Reese added eight points to help the Terps secure the win.


What’s Next?

Fans can look forward to more thrilling encounters as Clark and Reese continue their WNBA rivalry. With both rookies proving their worth, their future matchups are set to be must-watch events. Whether it’s a battle of wits, skill, or sheer determination, these games promise to deliver the high-octane action fans crave.

Stay tuned and keep your popcorn ready, because the Clark vs. Reese saga is far from over!


Caitlin Clark WNBA stats 2024


Games played PPG FG% Rebounds Assists Steals TO
13 16.3 37.3% 4.9 6.0 1.5 5.4


Angel Reese WNBA stats 2024

Games played PPG FG% Rebounds Assists Steals TO
10 11.6 34.6% 9.6 1.9 1.9 1.9