JuJu Watkins’ Friday night time was merely unbelievable.
The USC freshman phenom poured in an astounding 51 factors because the Trojans upset the No. 4 Cardinal in Maples Pavilion. Whereas Watkins humbly brushed aside comparisons to Caitlin Clark, her accomplishment put her in an elite group of scorers within the sport’s historical past that embody the likes of Elena Delle Donne, Kelsey Plum and Cheryl Miller.
And fewer than per week after Notre Dame’s Hannah Hidalgo dominated UConn in Storrs, Conn., Watkins has seemingly pulled forward once more within the race for the Nationwide Freshman of the Yr award.
In case you missed it, or couldn’t work out methods to get the Pac-12 Community, right here’s each bucket that Watkins scored against Tara VanDerveer’s side on Friday:
Each bucket from JuJu Watkins’ record-breaking outing at Stanford 👀 pic.twitter.com/AhbyuNmpg4
— Pac-12 Community (@Pac12Network) February 3, 2024
It was a efficiency nothing wanting being wildly spectacular, and one we’ll be speaking about for some time. It left girls’s basketball followers in awe – and scrambling for a strategy to watch in real-time – on Friday night time.
That is why PAC video games must be extra accessible! Individuals wanted to see this and now I’m simply clips 😩😩
— Coach Yo (@YolettMcCuin) February 3, 2024
This Juju Watkins efficiency is certainly one of if not one of the best single-player efficiency in a sport Ive ever watched goodness gracious
— marisa ingemi ✨ (@Marisa_Ingemi) February 3, 2024
51 factors is actually crazyyy
— Aliyah A. Boston (@aa_boston) February 3, 2024
The JuJu Watkins Impact: What number of instances this yr I’ve been pushed to make use of totally different emails to enroll in any service that may embody a free trial with Pac-12 Community. Price it each time!!
— Emma Baccellieri (@emmabaccellieri) February 3, 2024
In what is probably going the final season of the Pac-12 as we know it, Watkins helps the league exit on a excessive notice.