The Iowa women’s basketball team held off a furious second half rally by Indiana to edge the Hoosiers 76-73 in Iowa City. Indiana cut a 19-point second half deficit to one in the waning seconds but the Hawkeyes held on to post their second straight victory.
“We just could not keep them off the glass”, said Iowa coach Lisa Bluder. “I thought Jenn Anderson did a great job. She had seven offensive rebounds in the second half and that was our problem. We could not keep her off the glass.”
While the Hawkeyes lost the rebounding battle 41-35 they did hold Indiana to just six-of-24 from three point range and the Hoosiers only attempted seven free throws.
Ally Disterhoft led five Iowa players in double figures with 19 points as the Hawkeyes improve to 7-9 in the Big Ten and 17-11 overall. The Hawkeyes close out their road schedule on Wednesday night with a visit to Penn State.