Iowa Hawkeyes guard Caitlin Clark (22) controls the ball against LSU Lady Tigers guard Last-Tear Poa (13) in the fourth quarter in the finals of the Albany Regional in the 2024 NCAA Tournament at MVP Arena. | Gregory Fisher-USA TODAY Sports

The biggest sports story in the U.S. on Monday was the much-anticipated women’s college basketball Elite Eight game between Caitlin Clark and Iowa versus Angel Reese and LSU, with LSU coach Kim Mulkey added to the subplot. The game lived up to its billing, with Iowa winning 94-87 in the Albany region.

Clark was the star and the one who lit up social media. She scored 41 points, had 12 assists and seven rebounds. Clark’s nine three-pointers, some seemingly as far away as Niagara Falls, had fans’ jaws dropping everywhere and LGBTQ sports fans were part of that admiration society.

Here are some notable tweets as they happened from LGBTQ athletes, writers and others in sports.

Natasha Cloud, WNBA player

Derek Schell, former college basketball player

Nikki Hiltz, runner

Nef Walker, sport management professor

Devin Heroux, journalist

Lyndsey D’Arcangelo, women sports advocate

Wade Davis, former football player

Cameron Banning, former athlete

Iowa moves on to the women’s Final Four, where the Hawkeyes will play Connecticut. South Carolina takes on North Carolina State in the other semi. You can bet fans of all orientations will be watching what has become must-see TV.