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Hawkeye Xtra: Doolittle Leads Iowa at Tournament

Updated: Thursday, March 6 2014, 10:54 PM CST
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) --
Bethany Doolittle scored a career-high 26 points, hitting 10 of 14
shots, as fifth-seeded and 23rd-ranked Iowa defeat Illinois 81-62 in the
first round of the Big 10 tournament on Thursday.

Melissa Dixon
added 15 points and Ally Disterhoft 14 with 12 rebounds for the Hawkeyes
(24-7), who face No. 17 Purdue (21-7), the fourth seed, in the
quarterfinals Friday.

Amber Moore had 26 points for the Illini (9-21), who have lost 11 straight). Ivory Crawford had 15 points and 11 rebounds.

Iowa
opened the game with an 11-2 run and after Illinois regrouped to take a
27-26 lead, the Hawkeyes closed the half with a 15-2 surge for a 41-29
lead.

Iowa shot 54 percent from the field, made 21 of 26 free
throw and had a 45-31 rebounding edge to offset 24 turnovers. The Illini
shot just 32 percent and got to the line 14 times, making 10.Hawkeye Xtra: Doolittle Leads Iowa at Tournament


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