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Hawkeyes rally past Badger women

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Gazette staff
January 20, 2012
— Taylor Wurtz led Wisconsin to a one-point lead at halftime at Iowa on Thursday night.

When the Hawkeyes shut her down, the Badgers' chances of a win in the Big Ten Conference women's basketball game went with it.


Wurtz was held scoreless in the second half, and the Hawkeyes overcame a 28-27 halftime deficit to roll to a 69-57 victory.


The Hawkeyes improved to 3-3 in the Big Ten and 11-8 overall. The Badgers fell to 1-5, 5-13.


Wurtz finished with 12 points, all in the first half. Morgan Paige led the Badgers with 20 points, including six three-pointers. Anya Covington added 10 points.


Jaime Printy led the Hawkeyes with 25 points, hitting all nine of her free throws. Iowa was 16-of-16 from the line.


The Badgers were outrebounded, 41-19.


IOWA 69, WISCONSIN 57


Wisconsin (57)—Covington, 5-0-10; Davis, 2-0-5; Wurtz, 4-1-12; Paige, 7-0-20; Smith, 0-0-0; Gorman, 2-2-6; Thomas, 1-0-2; Gulczynski, 1-0-2. Totals: 22-3-57.


Iowa (69)—Krei, 4-0-10; Johnson, 3-0-6; Wahlin, 4-6-15; Logic, 3-0-6; Printy, 7-9-25; Taylor, 1-0-2; Doolittle, 2-1-5. Totals: 24-16-69.


Wisconsin 28 29—57


Iowa 27 42—69


Three-point goals—Wisconsin 10 (Davis, Wurtz 3, Paige 6), Iowa 5 (Krei 2, Wahlin, Printy 2). Free throws missed—Wisconsin 3, Iowa 0. Total fouls—Wisconisn 18, Iowa 8. Rebounds—Wisconsin 19 (Covington 5), Iowa 41 (Johnson 9).



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