Chiefs are ‘rooting for’ childhood fan Caitlin Clark ahead of Iowa’s Final Four matchup against UConn… while Minnesota Vikings back rival Huskies star Paige Bueckers

  • Caitlin Clark scored 41 points to help Iowa get past LSU in their elite eight matchup
  • Paige Bueckers recorded a double-double to lead UConn past USC on Monday
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The Kansas City Chiefs are hoping Caitlin Clark and the Iowa Hawkeyes will come out on top in their Final Four matchup against UConn on Friday night.

Before the showdown between Clark and Huskies star Paige Bueckers, the reigning Super Bowl champions posted a childhood photo of Clark wearing Chiefs gear and expressed their support.

“You cheered for us. Now it’s our turn,” the team wrote. “All of Chiefs Kingdom is supporting you tonight.”

Meanwhile, the Minnesota Vikings made a similar post for Bueckers on Thursday. The Vikings posted a throwback snapshot of the Edina, Minnesota native wearing their jersey while holding a Viking helmet.

“She cheered for us and now we cheer for her,” they wrote. ‘Good luck in the Women’s Final Four Paige!!’

The Kansas City Chiefs take on Caitlin Clark and the Hawkeyes on Friday night

On the other hand, the Minnesota Vikings are backing UConn Huskies star Paige Bueckers

On the other hand, the Minnesota Vikings are backing UConn Huskies star Paige Bueckers

After dominating headlines last year by leading Iowa to a championship game, Clark’s star shone brightest this season as a senior.

Before the NCAA Tournament, Clark averaged 31.9 points, 7.3 rebounds and 8.9 assists per game as a senior and will likely be the first overall pick of the Indiana Fever in April’s WNBA Draft.

Another highlight of her season came when Clark broke Pete Maravich’s all-time NCAA scoring record on March 3. In a game against Ohio State, Clark surpassed Pistol Pete’s 3,667 career points by reaching 3,685.

Clark clocked a 41-point game against LSU to help Iowa punch its ticket to the Final Four.

On the other hand, Bueckers returned healthy this season after back-to-back knee surgeries limited her play the past two years. The 2020-21 Player of the Year led the Huskies’ campaign as UConn looks to return to their championship-winning ways.

They defeated JuJu Watkins and the USC Trojans, 80-73, in the Elite Eight to advance. Bueckers played all 40 minutes and scored a double-double with 28 points and 10 rebounds.

Iowa and UConn tip off Friday at 9:30 PM ET, with the winner playing the winner between NC State and South Carolina in the Championship Game on Sunday.