Second half surge gives No. 1 Notre Dame win over Iowa

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SOUTH BEND, Indiana (KCRG) - Notre Dame showed why its the defending national champion and ranked No. 1 in the nation after beating Iowa on Thursday, 105-71.

Iowa only trailed 45-34 at halftime and Megan Gustafson had 12 points on 6-of-6 shooting. But Notre Dame started the third quarter on a 20-3 run to put the game out of reach.

Gustafson still finished with 26 points and 10 rebounds for the Hawkeyes.

Iowa hosts Robert Morris on Sunday.