The Iowa women’s basketball team lost for just the second time in its last seven games, Saturday, 80-to 67 against Nebraska. An announced crowd of 8,021 was on hand to watch the Hawkeyes play their final regular-season weekend home game. An announced crowd of 8,021 was on hand to watch the Hawkeyes play their final regular-season weekend home game.
Samantha Logic continued to drive the team, with Bethany Doolittle blocking her way further up the record book. Logic scored a team-high 22 points, thanks mostly to a career-high 5-of-7 performance from 3-point range, and Doolittle blocked five shots to move past Megab Skouby into third place on the UI career chart with 155. But neither of those impressive feats were enough to slay the Cornhuskers on Mediacom Court inside Carver-Hawkeye Arena.
Iowa returns to action Thursday against No. 12 Penn State in State College, Pa. The teams met Jan. 5 in Iowa City with the Hawkeyes coming out on the short end of an 87-71 score. The good news? After that loss Iowa went on to win five of its next six games.