Four players scored in double-figures and the Iowa women’s basketball team shot 54 percent from the floor and hit 19-of-23 from the line during an 84-75 win over Big Ten rival Indiana on Saturday in front of 7,180 fans at Carver Hawkeye Arena.
“It was nice to get that one back,” Iowa coach Lisa Bluder said. “That’s kind of been bugging us since we lost over there. That’s the nice thing about playing someone twice. You get the opportunity to get one back.”
Theairra Taylor led the way with 20 points, while Melissa Dixon buried four 3-pointers and finished with 16 points. Bethany Doolittle matched a career-high with seven blocks to go along with her 11 points, while freshman Ally Disterhoft chipped in 15 points and Sam Logic added 11 assists and dished out at least 10 for the 11th time in her career, the most in program history. Logic also had eight points and five steals.
“Four players in double-figures – I love that,” said Bluder. “We shot well from every single area. It was fun to win in front of a great crowd like we had tonight.”
Doolittle passed Toni Foster for fourth on the all-time career shot block list at Iowa. Dixon now has 170 career 3-pointers and is sixth all-time at Iowa. Logic’s 148 assists this season is the highest total for a junior in school history.
Iowa has won four of its last five after starting 0-2 in the Big Ten Conference.
The Hawkeyes (16-5, 4-3) are now 10-2 at home this year and have won eight of the last nine in the series against Indiana. Iowa also has won 16 straight home games against the Hoosiers and are 26-3 all-time against Indiana in Iowa City and lead the all-time series 46-16.
Taylor Agler led all scorers with 21 points for Indiana, which dropped to 15-5 overall and 2-5 in league play. Larryn Brooks chipped in 15 points but turned it over six times in the loss. Simone Deloach added 10 points off the bench.
The Hoosiers lost despite shooting 50 percent from the field and connecting on 10 3-pointers.
The Hawkeyes return to action Wednesday when they hit the road to face Minnesota at 7 p.m.
“We’ve always played well in the Barn, so we’re looking forward to it,” Bluder said. “And it’s Theairra’ last chance to go up there and we want to make it a great Homecoming for her.”