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Iowa women waste 16-point halftime lead, fall at No. 23 Purdue

[ 0 ] February 16, 2014 |

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Courtney Moses scored 25 points, including the game-winning free throws with seven seconds left as No. 23 Purdue defeated Iowa 74-73 on Sunday.

Moses had the last seven points for the Boilermakers (18-7, 8-5 Big Ten). Her 3-pointer broke a 70-all tie at the 1:57 mark. After Samantha Logic made two free throws and then the go-ahead bucket for the Hawkeyes (20-7, 8-5) at 38 seconds, Moses knocked down a jumper 8 seconds later.

Logic, who had her third triple-double of the year with 18 points, 11 assists and 10 rebounds, scored again with 19 seconds to play, but her foul set up Moses’ heroics.

Liza Clemons added 11 points for Purdue, and Whitney Bays and Dee Williams had 10 each. Bays also had 10 rebounds.

Box score: Purdue 74, Iowa 73

Theairra Taylor led Iowa, which had a 44-28 lead at the half, with 19 points. Bethany Doolittle had 15, and Ally Disterhoft 10.

The end of Iowa’s three-game winning streak came in large part because of two quick scoring bursts in the second half. The Boilermakers scored the first nine points after intermission in less than two minutes. The Hawkeyes would extend the lead back to double digits and still led 65-57 with 6 minutes to play, but another 13-2 spurt culminated with the Moses go-ahead triple.

Iowa is still in a tie for fourth in the Big Ten standings. The Hawkeyes will attempt to bounce back with another road test at Michigan at 12:30 p.m. Saturday.

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Category: Big Ten, Iowa Hawkeyes women's basketball

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