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Final

Ohio State 73

(17-18, 5-11 Big Ten)

(23) Iowa 77

(26-7, 11-5 Big Ten)

    3:30 PM ET, March 8, 2014

    Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, Indiana

    1 2 T
    OSU 42 3173
    #23IOWA 47 3077

    Top Performers

    Ohio State: A. Alston 20 Pts, 3 Reb, 1 Ast, 2 Stl, 3 Blk

    Iowa: T. Taylor 21 Pts, 3 Reb, 1 Ast, 2 Stl, 1 Blk

    No. 23 Iowa tops Ohio St. 77-73 in Big Ten semis

    Associated Press

    INDIANAPOLIS -- Theairra Taylor scored 21 points and made a go-ahead layup with 1:32 left as fifth-seeded and No. 23-ranked Iowa held on for a 77-73 win over eighth-seeded Ohio State on Saturday in the semifinals of the Big Ten tournament.

    Iowa will play third-seeded and No. 16-ranked Nebraska in the championship game on Sunday.

    After Taylor's go-ahead layup gave Iowa (26-7) a 75-73 lead, Ameryst Alston missed a layup on Ohio State's ensuing possession. Martina Ellerbe then missed a potential game-winning 3-pointer for Ohio State (17-18) with 10 seconds left and Melissa Dixon sunk two free throws for Iowa with a second remaining as the Hawkeyes advanced to the Big Ten title game for the first time since 2010.

    Bethany Doolittle and Ally Disterhoft each added 18 points and Melissa Dixon scored 16 for Iowa, which never trailed the entire game.

    Alston led Ohio State with 20 points while Ellerbe and Darryce Moore each added 15 for the Buckeyes.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    OSU
    IOWA
    Points 73 77
    FG Made-Attempted 29-56 (.518) 25-58 (.431)
    3P Made-Attempted 3-16 (.188) 8-23 (.348)
    FT Made-Attempted 12-16 (.750) 19-25 (.760)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 20 (0/0) 17 (0/0)

    Game Leaders

     
    OSU
    IOWA
    PointsA. Alston 20T. Taylor 21
    ReboundsM. Ellerbe 9A. Disterhoft 8
    AssistsR. Ferguson 4S. Logic 9
    StealsA. Adams 3S. Logic 2
    BlocksM. Ellerbe 4B. Doolittle 2

    2013-14 Season

    DATEGAMELINKS
    Jan 19, 2014 IOWA 81, @OSU 74Recap | Box Score
    Feb 27, 2014 @IOWA 65, OSU 61Recap | Box Score
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