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Basketball: Hawkeye women grab No. 5 tourney seed

[ 0 ] March 2, 2014 |
Iowa's Theairra Taylor has led the Hawkeyes in scoring in her last two games.

Iowa’s Theairra Taylor has led the Hawkeyes in scoring in her last two games.

No. 25-ranked Iowa picked up the fifth seed in the Big Ten Conference women’s basketball tournament.

The Hawkeyes (23-7) will open play Thursday vs. No. 12 seed Illinois in a first-round game at about 1:30 p.m. at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis.

Iowa beat Illinois 81-56 Sunday. Theairra Taylor scored a team-best 17 points, her second straight game leading the Hawkeyes in scoring.

The winner of Thursday’s game will meet fourth seed Purdue in a quarterfinal Friday.

Penn State drew the top seed and Michigan State was second. Nebraska, which is coached by Ankeny native Connie Yori, is the third seed.

Ticket information is available on the Big Ten website.

 

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