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Nebraska women upset No. 20 Iowa, snap 5-game skid in series

January 17, 2018

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Maddie Simon scored 19 points, Hannah Whitish added 18 and Nebraska beat No. 20 Iowa 74-65 on Tuesday night.

Jasmine Cincore’s 3-point play on a fast break extended Nebraska’s lead to 70-63 with 1:21 to go. Hannah Stewart scored at the other end but Iowa went scoreless from there. Nebraska was just 4 of 10 from the free-throw line in the final minute and finished 17 of 35 (48.6 percent).

Taylor Kissinger had 12 points and eight rebounds for Nebraska (13-6, 4-2 Big Ten). Kate Cain, who entered ranked fifth nationally in blocked shots at 3.5 per game, had five blocks and six points.

Megan Gustafson had 29 points and 18 rebounds for her NCAA-leading 18th double-double of the season for Iowa (15-4, 3-3). She scored half of Iowa’s 24 first-half points and also grabbed nine rebounds. Amanda Ollinger scored a career-high 12 points.

Nebraska snapped a five-game losing streak in the series dating to 2014-15.

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