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Final

Illinois 62

(9-21, 2-14 Big Ten)

(23) Iowa 81

(24-7, 11-5 Big Ten)

    2:25 PM ET, March 6, 2014

    Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, Indiana

    1 2 T
    ILL 29 3362
    #23IOWA 41 4081

    Top Performers

    Illinois: A. Moore 26 Pts, 2 Ast, 2 Stl, 1 Blk

    Iowa: B. Doolittle 26 Pts, 3 Reb, 2 Blk

    Doolittle sparks no. 23 Iowa past Illinois 81-62

    Associated Press

    INDIANAPOLIS -- 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 Ten 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.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    ILL
    IOWA
    Points 62 81
    FG Made-Attempted 22-69 (.319) 27-50 (.540)
    3P Made-Attempted 8-29 (.276) 6-15 (.400)
    FT Made-Attempted 10-14 (.714) 21-26 (.808)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 23 (0/0) 17 (0/0)

    Game Leaders

     
    ILL
    IOWA
    PointsA. Moore 26B. Doolittle 26
    ReboundsI. Crawford 11A. Disterhoft 12
    AssistsI. Crawford 4S. Logic 6
    StealsI. Crawford 5S. Logic 3
    BlocksI. Crawford 1B. Doolittle 2

    2013-14 Season

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