Villanova’s Maddy Siegrist drops 50 points to break Big East career scoring record
Maddie Siegrist is the new Big East scorer queen of all time, and she’s reached that milestone in a way that befits a Big East scorer queen.
The Villanova star scored a career-high 50 points in a 99-65 win over Seton Hall on Saturday that officially passed Sarah Ben, who played at Boston College from 1989 to 1993, to become the Big East’s top career scorer.
The record, which includes only Big East conference games, was previously 1,546 points. Siegrist entered the game with 1,500 career points in the Big East and hit the mark with 13 points in the first five minutes of the fourth quarter.
Siegrist also broke Villanova’s all-time scoring record of 44, held by Shelley Pennefather.
In addition to 50 points, Siegrist was 20-of-26 from the field (4-of-6 from deep) with 10 rebounds, two assists, two steals and no passes or personal fouls in 32 minutes.
Siegrist, the current Big East Player of the Year, entered Saturday leading the entire Division I in scoring with 28.2 points per game. The 50-point game rises to 29.1 points per game, a full point ahead of Caitlin Clark of Iowa, who is in second place with 27.9 points per game.