The Iowa Hawkeye women broke open a tie game with a 17-4 run midway through the second half in a 69-57 win over Wisconsin in Iowa City.
Iowa coach Lisa Bluder says they took better care of the ball in the last 10 minutes of the game after not doing so in the early part of the game. She says the rebounding was key. “They really made it a mission to outrebound Wisconsin and they did that outrebounding them 41-19,” Bluder said.
The Hawkeyes caught fire in the second half and made 66 percent of their shots. “I think we were a little more patient with out offense tonight,” Bluder said. She said the number of points they got in the paint shows how well they worked to get the ball inside.
The Hawkeyes are now 3-3 in the Big Ten and next up visit Penn State on Sunday. Bluder says it is a tough place to play, but they have lost two games at home.
Jamie Printy led Iowa with 25 points.