Iowa women defeat Wisconsin Thursday, 71-60


January 25th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Things weren’t favoring the University of Iowa women’s basketball team with 5:30 remaining in Thursday’s Big Ten Conference clash with Wisconsin, but then Jaimie Printy took over.

Printy, a Hawkeye senior guard whose season ended prematurely because of injury a year ago against the Badgers in Madison, scored 14 consecutive points in a span of 3:33 to lead Iowa from a one-point deficit to a 10-point lead in what turned into a 71-60 Hawkeye victory.

For the season, Printy has made 33-of-33 free throws in the final five minutes of a game and she is 27-of-27 in the final two minutes. Three other Hawkeyes…Melissa Dixson, Bethany Doolittle and Theairra Taylor,  scored 10 points apiece.

Iowa improved to 15-5 overall, 4-2 in the Big Ten; Wisconsin is 9-11, 1-6. Iowa travels to Ann Arbor, Mich., on Sunday for a rematch with the Wolverines with a 1-p.m. tip. Michigan won, 68-64, in Carver-Hawkeye Arena on Jan. 6th.