#20 Iowa Women Break Record for 3’s, Beat Northwestern

EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) — Melissa Dixon scored 29 points, including 9 of 10 3-pointers, as No. 20 Iowa set a Big 10 record with 19 3-pointers in a 102-99 win over Northwestern on Thursday.

The Hawkeyes (17-3, 8-1) won their sixth straight by shooting 57 percent, including a blistering 68 percent (19-28) from 3-point range and 17 of 20 from the foul line.

The Wildcats (14-6, 4-5) trailed 58-41 at the half but went 9 of 12 from 3-point range to get back into the game. They finished 13 of 18 behind the arc with the combined 32 treys setting a NCAA record by one.

Ally Disterhoft, who finished with 22 points, gave Iowa a 100-94 lead with a pair of free throws with 23 seconds left. Ashley Deary, who had a career-high 22 points, scored for the Wildcats with 19 seconds left but Dixon, who was 10 of 12 from the field, answered with a layup at 14 seconds. Nia Coffey, who finished with a career-high 35 points, hit a 3 with three seconds left for Northwestern.

Bethany Doolittle had 26 points for Iowa and Whitney Jennings added 16. Dixon had 21 points in the first half as Iowa shot 64 percent, including 14 of 19 3s, to lead by 17.

Northwestern shot 64.7 percent in the second half to finish at 53.7 percent. Maggie Lyons added 20 points.

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