No. 20 Iowa holds off No. 16 Rutgers 79-72
PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — Melissa Dixon scored 21 points, hitting six 3-pointers to give her the school record, leading No. 20 Iowa to a 79-72 win over 16th-ranked Rutgers on Sunday.
Samantha Logic added 17 for the Hawkeyes (11-2, 2-0 Big Ten) and Ally Disterhoft and Bethany Doolittle had 14 apiece.
Rutgers was within 54-52 with 12 minutes left but went cold and an 11-2 run put the Hawkeyes ahead by 11 with 6:45 left.
Iowa shot 52 percent from the field but an 11 of 24 performance at the foul line gave Rutgers hope down the stretch, although the Scarlet Knights couldn’t convert.
Kahleah Copper had 22 points and Tyler Scaife 20 for Rutgers (10-4, 1-2). Betnijah Laney had 13 rebounds.
Dixon now has 263 3-pointers, two more than Lindsey Meder. Dixon also surpassed Rutgers assistant Tia Jackson on the Iowa career scoring list (1,180 points). Logic had six assists to surpass 700 for her career.