Gustafson reaches milestone in No. 16 Iowa women’s victory


December 8th, 2018 by Ric Hanson

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Megan Gustafson scored 32 points, passing the 2,000 career mark along the way, and No. 16 Iowa pulled away from IUPUI 72-58 on Saturday. Gustafson became the third Hawkeye in program history to reach 2,000 points with 2,022 and the seventh Big Ten player to score 2,000 points and collect 1,000 rebounds. Iowa’s career rebounding leader also added 10 more boards.

The game featured Gustafson and the Jaguars’ Macee Williams, both on the preseason Lisa Leslie Award watch list for the nation’s best center. Williams scored 19 points with eight rebounds but fouled out with 5:34 remaining and IUPUI trailing 57-52. From there, the Hawkeyes (7-2) outscored the Jaguars 15-6 with nine points from Gustafson.

Hannah Stewart added 10 points for Iowa.