Iowa trailed 32-30 at halftime and then opened the second half on an 11-0 run. Wisconsin did not score its first points of the second half until the 14:43 mark on a Teah Gant free throw. Tonight marked only Iowa's third victory (3-8) when behind at intermission.
Iowa shot a season-best 57.1 percent (24-42) from the field tonight. Also, Iowa was 20-24 (.833) from the foul line. The Hawkeyes were only 2-2 (1.000) from the charity stripe in the first stanza. Conversely, Wisconsin was only 5-9 (.556) from the foul line tonight.
Both Iowa and Wisconsin had all five of their starters score in double figures. Iowa had three players net 15 points each: Kachine Alexander, Wendy Ausdemore and Megan Skouby. Wisconsin was paced by Teah Gant's 15 points.
Kachine Alexander secured a team-high 12 rebounds to go along with her 15 points. It marks her team-best sixth double-double of the season. The sophomore also dished out five assists. Iowa improves its perfect mark to 8-0 when Alexander collects five assists or more.
Wisconsin's Tara Steinbauer also had a double-double collecting 13 points and game-high 15 rebounds. Steinbauer grabbed 15 of Wisconsin's 22 rebounds. Iowa out-rebounded the Badgers 35-22 tonight.
Freshman Kamille Wahlin totaled 10 points, four assists and a personal-best eight rebounds tonight in her eighth-straight start.
Wendy Ausdemore's 15 points moved her past Kristi Faulkner and alone in 14th place in Iowa career scoring (1,257).
Iowa's nine 3-point attempts tied a season low (Kansas).
Iowa returns to action Sunday at Michigan. Tip-off is slated for 1:05 p.m. (CST) in Crisler Arena at Ann Arbor, MI.