Stewart’s boards help No. 19 Iowa women hold off Huskers
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Megan Gustafson scored 28 points with 17 rebounds but Hannah Stewart had two offensive rebounds off missed free throws on the same possession with less than 20 seconds to play and No. 19 Iowa held off Nebraska 77-71 on Thursday night.
The Cornhuskers cut a 12-point deficit in the fourth quarter to 73-71 as Leigha Brown made two free throws with 38 seconds to play and 13 seconds later converted a turnover into a jumper.
Nebraska fouled Tania Davis and made the first of two free throws at 18 seconds with Stewart grabbing the rebound on the second. Alexis Sevillian was fouled and Stewart again grabbed her miss after the first free throw was good at 14 seconds. Even though Gustafson missed two free throws on that extra possession, it took five more seconds off the clock. Gustafson closed it out with two free throws after Nebraska missed a 3-pointer.
Stewart scored 14, and Davis and Kathleen Doyle had 11 points each for the Hawkeyes (10-3, 1-1 Big Ten). Gustafson has an NCAA best 12 double-doubles this season and 67 in her career.
Brown finished with 20 points for Nebraska (7-7, 2-1) and Hannah Whitish had 14.