WBB: Hawkeyes Shoot Poorly In Loss At Minnesota

By KCRG Sports

Iowa's Jaime Printy (right) stops short as she is guarded by Wisconsin's Morgan Paige during the second half of their NCAA Big Ten Conference game at Carver-Hawkeye Arena on Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013, in Iowa City, Iowa. Iowa won, 71-60. (Jim Slosiarek/Gazette-KCRG)


By Grant Burkhardt

MINNEAPOLIS —Iowa shot just 28.6 percent last night and suffered its third straight Big Ten defeat, falling again Thursday night to Minnesota, 72-60, in Williams Arena.

The Hawkeyes, who slipped to 16-8 overall and 5-5 in the Big Ten, made just 18of63 shots and were outscored 32-18 on the inside.

Minnesota sophomore Rachel Banham made 10 of 19 shots from the floor and 11 of 14 free throws for 34 points.

Iowa senior Jaime Printy made just 6 of 22 shots but 5 of 9 3-pointers and scored 21 points to move into fifth on the Hawkeyes’ all-time scoring chart with 1,742 points.

Morgan Johnson had 13 points and moved into 11th place on that list with 1,440 points.

“We got down big and we fought back hard,”Iowa Coach Lisa Bluder said. “We’re playing some good defense and then Rachel Banham hits the really deep 3. After that it was pretty much over at that point.”

Banham’s long 3-pointer put Minnesota up 65-59 with 2:33 to go.

This was Minnesota’s first victory over Iowa since the 2009-10 season.

“We fought hard, we just came up short,” Printy added. “We have to try to keep improving and get ready for the next game. The season’s not over, but we have to start doing something now. We have three great opportunities next week so we have to come out strong.”

Iowa plays Nebraska at home Monday.

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