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Iowa beats UW in OT

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Gazette Staff
February 3, 2012
— Iowa snapped the University of Wisconsin’s three-game Big Ten women’s basketball winning streak, stopping the Badgers, 85-79, in the Kohl Center on Thursday night.

Taylor Wurtz hit a three-pointer to draw the Badgers even with the Hawkeyes, 73-73, with 1:10 left in regulation. Both teams missed opportunities to win the game in the remaining time.


The game was tied at 77-all with 2:48 left, before the Hawkeyes took command with eight straight points.


The Badgers (4-6 in the Big Ten, 8-14 overall) lost despite hitting 11 three-pointers.


Wurtz tied a career-high with 27 points, and also had eight rebounds. Morgan Paige added 17 points and Jade Davis had 16.


“Taylor (Wurtz) had a great game,” said UW coach Bobbie Kelsey. “Jade (Davis) had a great game, and we need one more person scoring a little bit more with Anya (Covington) being out. We’re not a one-person band here.”


Morgan Johnson led Iowa with 27 points. Hawkeye standout Jaime Printy was injured late in regulation.


IOWA 85, WISCONSIN 79, OT

Iowa (85)—Krei, 1-0-3; M. Johnson, 12-3-27; Wahlin, 5-2-14; Logic, 7-6-20; Printy, 3-0-8; Dixon, 2-0-6; Taylor, 1-0-2; doolittle, 2-1-5. Totals: 33-12-85.


Wisconsin (79)—Stephen, 1-0-2; Davis, 6-0-16; Wurtz, 8-6-27; paige, 5-5-17; Brown, 2-0-4; Gorman, 1-1-3; gulczynski, 1-0-2; rochel, 3-2-8. Totals: 27-14-79.


Iowa 38 35 12—85


Wisconsin 44 29 6—79


Three-point goals—Iowa 7 (Wahlin 2, Printy 2, Dixon 2, Krei), Wisconsin 11 (Wurtz 5, Davis 4, Paige 2). Free throws missed—Iowa 8, Wisconsin 2. Total fouls—Iowa 13, Wisconsin 17.


Attendance—4,902.



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