IOWA CITY, Iowa – It took a while to get rolling, but the 16th-ranked Iowa women’s basketball team finally did in the third quarter against No. 10 Iowa State on Wednesday at Carver-Hawkeye Arena.
In danger of losing to its cross-state rival, Caitlin Clark and her cohorts first seized the momentum in the third quarter, and then the lead, and would go on to prevail 70-57 in a matchup of top-25 teams.
Clark struggled to make shots for much of the first half, and Iowa struggled to get open looks against Iowa State’s defense led by 6-foot-6 transfer Stephanie Soares in the post.
The Cyclones led by five points at halftime, but as she so often does, Clark got hot from the perimeter, and so did her teammates, and Iowa State failed to match Iowa’s 0ffensive surge in the second half.
Iowa made 7-of-9 shots from 3-point range in the second half and had a 10-0 run late the third quarter to shift the momentum.
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