Doolittle, Iowa women down No. 23 Michigan 63-57

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January 27th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Bethany Doolittle tallied 19 points as Iowa avenged a Jan. 6 loss to No. 23 Michigan with a 63-57 victory Sunday. Iowa (16-5, 5-1 Big 10 Conference) trailed 32-30 at halftime, and after briefly leading by three points on Samantha Logic’s jumper with 11:28 left, trailed 52-50 with 6:09 to play. Jamie Printy made it 53-52 with a 3-pointer with 5:52 left, and after two Kate Thompson free throws for Michigan, Doolittle hit a go-ahead jumper that put the Hawkeyes ahead for good with 5:20 to play.

The jumper sparked an 8-1 Iowa run, with Doolittle accounting for all eight points via jump shots. Doolittle hit 9 of 15 from the floor as Iowa drained 46 percent (23 of 50) of its shots. Printy pitched in 14 points. Jenny Ryan led Michigan (16-4, 5-2) with 20 points and four assists. The Wolverines had won the teams’ first matchup 68-64.