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Hawkeyes knock off third ranked opponent

[ 0 ] December 29, 2012 |

SAN DIEGO, Calif. — Iowa is making a case for earning a spot in the Top 25 rankings.

The Hawkeyes upended their third ranked opponent this season, cruising past No. 20 Texas 86-63 in the opening game of the San Diego Surf ‘N’ Slam Classic on Friday.

Samantha Logic set the Iowa record for assists in a game with 14 while posting a double-double with 15 rebounds.

Sophomore reserve guard Melissa Dixon paced three Hawkeyes with 20 or more points. Dixon finished with a career-high 23, making 5-of-10 3-pointers.

Senior Jaime Printy scored 21 points and fellow senior Morgan Johnson added 20 for Iowa.

Iowa (10-3) pulled away for good after the second official timeout. Leading 15-11, the Hawkeyes scored 12 of the next 14 points to take a 27-13 lead. Iowa led 41-21 at halftime.

Nneka Enemkpali scored 13 points and added 12 rebounds for Texas (7-3), which came in allowing only 55.3 points per game.

Iowa also defeated No. 12 West Virginia 79-70 on Nov. 25 and Iowa State 50-42 on Dec. 6.

Iowa will play San Diego on Sunday.

Category: Iowa Hawkeyes women's basketball

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