Iowa Women Finish Strong

Jaime Printy scored 28 points and Kachine Alexander added 27 points and 10 rebounds as Iowa knocked off Indiana, 93-79, Sunday.

The Iowa women's capped a late-season roll with its fifth win in a row Sunday in Bloomington. The Hawkeyes scored their most points in a game since 2007 in a 93-79 win against Indiana at Assembly Hall.

"We had a great offensive night," Iowa Coach Lisa Bluder said. "We shot the ball extremely well. It was a fun offensive feel out there. I think our team really clicked. That's exactly how you want your team to feel about their offense going into the Big ten Tournament."

The Hawkeyes wrapped up the conference regular season with a 10-6 mark - the fourth year in a row and eighth time in Bluder's 11 years at the school that it's won at least 10 league games. At 22-7, it's the sixth time reaching at least 20 victories in the coach's tenure.

The Hawkeyes shot 29 of 52 from the floor (55.8 percent) on Sunday. Kachine Alexander and Jaime Printy each connected on 8 of their 11 field goal attempts,

Printy also dropped in all 10 of her free throw attempts to finish with a game-high 28 points. Alexander recorded her ninth double-double of the season and 33rd of her career with 27 points and 10 rebounds.

"We're playing good basketball right now," Bluder said. "We earned the first-round bye (in the Big Ten Tournament). That's exciting for our players. We get to sit home and rest while six teams are playing. That's always a good feeling."

Bluder said Iowa likely will face Ohio State in the second round of the Big Ten Tournament, which starts this week in Indianapolis. The Buckeyes won their final six games of the regular season.

"The way these two teams are playing, that might be the championship game," Bluder said. "Ohio State and Iowa might be the two hottest teams in the Big Ten."


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