Iowa defeats No. 12 Purdue women 62-46

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January 20th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Jaime Printy and Melissa Dixon scored 15 points apiece and Iowa never trailed in defeating No. 12 Purdue 62-46 on Sunday. Theairra Taylor had nine points and 10 rebounds, and Samantha Logic had 10 assists as the Hawkeyes (14-5, 3-2 Big 10) handed Purdue its first conference loss of the season.

Bethany Doolittle had eight points, nine rebounds, three steals and three blocked shots for Iowa. Taylor was 3 for 3 from 3-point range, and Printy and Dixon also made three 3s. The Hawkeyes led 41-18 at halftime. They were up 17-3 before Purdue managed its second basket with 8½ minutes left in the half. In the second half, the Boilermakers only got as close as nine points once before Iowa built a 17-point lead again.

Courtney Moses led the Boilermakers (15-3, 4-1) with 11 points. Purdue’s only previous losses were to No. 2 Notre Dame and No. 3 Connecticut.