Caitlin Clark #22 of the Iowa Hawkeyes celebrates with Jason Sudeikis. (Getty)
Caitlin Clark #22 of the Iowa Hawkeyes celebrates with Jason Sudeikis. (Getty)

Jason Sudeikis Offers Unabashed Support To Caitlin Clark During Iowa Tourney Win

Ted Lasso star actor Jason Sudeikis caused a little bit of stir during the women's NCAA tournament Elite Eight game, giving the "You can't see me" hand gesture from the stands and whooping it up with Caitlin Clark and the victorious Iowa Hawkeyes.

Clark scored 41 points, passed for 12 assists and grabbed seven rebounds in Iowa's 94-87 win over LSU, avenging last year's defeat in the championship game.

This particular game was held in Albany, New York, and Sudeikis was captured by the ESPN cameras on multiple occasions gleefully rooting on the Hawkeyes.

"It was not Sudeikis' first rodeo. He has been seen at Carver-Hawkeye Arena, where the Hawkeyes play their home games," USA Today wrote. "He attended the matchup against Bowling Green with Sue Bird."

As for the "You can't see me" gesture, it was popularized by pro wrestling legend John Cena — and used by LSU star Angel Reese in last year's title game. She did it right in front of Clark.

Reese said it was nothing personal at the time and Clark said she wasn't bothered by it. Instead, both players brushed it off as part of their competitive nature. They embraced and Reese even offered Clark what appeared to be a friendly and congratulatory kiss on the cheek in the postgame handshake line on Monday.

"I don't think people realize it's not personal," Reese told reporters before the game. " Once we get out from between those lines, if I see you walking down the street, it's like, 'Hey, girl, what's up? let's hang out.' I think people just take it like we hate each other. Me and Caitlin Clark don't hate each other. I want everybody to understand that. It's just a super competitive game."

Iowa advanced to face UConn in the Final Four in Cleveland on Friday. No word yet on whether Sudeikis will attend.