Her start is fairly unprecedented. Sabrina Ionescu was considered the best player in college basketball for 2-3 seasons before she graduated, but as a freshman she only averaged 14.6ppg, 6.6rpg, and 5.5apg. Ashley Joens is a tremendous player as a junior, but as a freshman she averaged 11.7ppg and 5.0rpg.
Clark is averaging 28.5ppg, 5.75rpg, and 7apg. Absolutely bonkers numbers.
Bluder actually used the phrase player to player in a recent press conference which was the first time I'd heard it. I'd always used man to man because I've only ever played mens basketball and have never heard it called something different.
I didn't mention it because I still have no idea what they called. After the timeout, they said Rutgers couldn't advance the ball. That would indicate that the referees awarded the timeout when the ball was in play. But a Rutgers player never possessed the ball in play. They just threw it in off the PG. I'm pretty sure you have to actually possess the ball to call timeout when it's in play.
My conclusion is the call was blown, but because I don't know what the call actually was, I can't say for sure.
Speculation on Hawkeye Report says Sydney Affolter, another guard from Illinois. She was supposedly at today's game. If so, that would make sense, as Linder knew about the commitment pretty fast after the game ended.