NCAA Womens Basketball: Big East Conference Tournament Semifinals-Creighton vs Villanova

Mar 5, 2023; Uncasville, CT, USA; Villanova Wildcats forward Maddy Siegrist (20) reacts after her basket against the Creighton Bluejays in the second half at Mohegan Sun Arena. Mandatory Credit: David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports

Villanova star Maddy Siegrist scored 35 points in the Wildcats' 76-59 first-round NCAA Tournament win over Cleveland State on Saturday to become the fifth Division I women's player to score 1,000 points in a season.

Siegrist's total sits at 1,019, which ranks fourth behind Washington's Kelsey Plum (1,109 in 2016-17), Missouri State's Jackie Stiles (1,062 in 2000-01) and Baylor's Odyssey Sims (1,054 in 2013-14). Siegrist passed Iowa's Megan Gustafson (1,001 in 2018-19) on Saturday.

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