Iowa women top No. 23 Michigan, notch 6th straight win over ranked teams
The Michigan Wolverines were hoping for a season sweep over the Iowa women’s basketball team on Sunday in Ann Arbor but ultimately came up short. The Hawkeyes over came a 9-point deficit early in the second half to defeat No. 23 Michigan, 63-57.
“It was [our] defense and composure,” head coach Lisa Bluder said about the Hawkeyes’ dominant second half performance. “We held them to no field goals for the last seven minutes of the game, and Bethany Doolittle came to play today.”
The Wolverines lone basket in the last seven minutes came after Iowa had sealed the win.
Doolittle led Iowa’s second-half surge for its sixth win over a top-25 team. The sophomore forward from Oakdale, Minn., scored 10 of her career-high 19 points in the second half.
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