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Iowa 83, Ohio State 72

(AP Photo/Joe Maiorana)

By JACOB BENGE
Associated Press

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Caitlin Clark scored a game-high 28 points and Monika Czinano added 22 as No. 10 Iowa defeated No. 2 Ohio State 83-72, giving the Buckeyes their first loss of the season.

Iowa's 12-point lead almost midway through the third quarter narrowed as slim as three with 9:05 left in the fourth. Ohio State's Cotie McMahon scored five of her 21 points in the final frame, but Czinano went 3 for 3 in the fourth quarter to help keep the Buckeyes at bay.

The Hawkeyes (16-4, 8-1 Big Ten) kept Ohio State scoreless for more than 2 1/2 minutes in the fourth quarter, allowing Czinano and Iowa to command a 13-point advantage with 3:11 remaining.

Ohio State (19-1, 8-1) gave one more try and went 4 of 9 from the field in the final three minutes, but the Hawkeyes made all eight attempts at the free throw line to seal the win.

Despite trailing 24-23 after Ohio State's Taylor Mikesell made a buzzer-beating 3 at the end of the first quarter, Clark and the Hawkeyes caught fire in the second.

Iowa went on a 9-0 run just over one minute into the second quarter, led by Clark who scored seven of those points after notching five in the first frame, and flipped the lead 32-26.

Czinano led all scorers at halftime behind 14 points. She picked up her fourth foul of the game in the third quarter, and the Buckeyes tried for a comeback bid.

Ohio State shot 38%, its worst in five games, and 16% from 3-point range, its lowest mark of the season. Taylor Thierry scored 20 points and had nine rebounds.

BIG PICTURE

Iowa: Turnovers remained an issue for the No. 2 scoring offense in the NCAA even after the Hawkeyes gave it away a season-high 20 times last time out against Michigan State in overtime Wednesday. Iowa had 17 giveaways against Ohio State's press defense, including 11 in the second half.

Ohio State: The 19-game, season-opening win streak came to a close. The Buckeyes entered 4-0 against Top 25 opponents this season, and the challenge won't slow as their next matchup will be with a top 10 conference foe.

January 23, 2023


Iowa
Player Pos Min FG-FGA FT-FTA 3P-3PA OR-TR Ast Blk Stl TO PF Pts
M. Czinano C 24 11-13 0-0 0-0 1-4 1 0 1 4 4 22
C. Clark G 40 8-19 9-10 3-10 1-10 15 2 1 7 1 28
K. Martin G 36 3-9 4-4 3-8 1-11 4 2 0 3 2 13
G. Marshall G 35 2-8 0-0 1-4 2-3 2 0 0 0 1 5
M. Davis G 30 1-4 0-0 1-3 0-2 1 0 1 1 4 3
H. Stuelke 22 4-7 0-0 0-0 3-13 1 0 0 0 2 8
S. Affolter 11 2-5 0-0 0-2 1-2 0 0 0 0 2 4
A. Ediger 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals   199 31-65
(.477)
13-14
(.929)
8-27
(.296)
13-51 24 4 3 17 16 83


Ohio State
Player Pos Min FG-FGA FT-FTA 3P-3PA OR-TR Ast Blk Stl TO PF Pts
C. McMahon F 39 8-19 5-7 0-2 3-8 3 0 2 2 3 21
R. Mikulasikova F 26 3-4 1-1 1-2 0-1 2 0 0 2 1 8
T. Mikesell G 40 5-16 0-0 2-10 0-2 1 0 1 2 4 12
T. Thierry G 33 7-16 6-8 0-2 4-9 3 0 2 2 4 20
R. Harris G 29 2-12 1-2 1-8 0-1 2 1 1 0 1 6
E. Walker 14 2-2 0-0 0-0 2-4 0 0 5 0 1 4
E. Shumate 12 0-2 1-2 0-1 1-2 1 1 0 0 1 1
H. Bristow 6 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-1 0 0 0 1 1 0
Totals   199 27-71
(.380)
14-20
(.700)
4-25
(.160)
11-31 12 2 11 9 16 72


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