After trailing by two at the half the Iowa Hawkeye women dominated the opening moments of the second half as they beat Wisconsin 72-65 in Iowa City.

Iowa coach Lisa Bluder says they started the second half with more intensity and shot the ball extremely well, while also winning the rebounding edge.

The Hawks held the Badgers scoreless for more than five minutes to start the second half. She says the defense was better in the second half and they also got to the free-throw line, which made a difference.

Iowa has now won 9 of 11 games and improves to 10-5 in the Big Ten and 17-9 overall.