Iowa 50, No. 22 Iowa St. 42

Melissa Dixon hit a pair of key buckets down the stretch as Iowa

beat 22nd-ranked Iowa State 50-42 on Thursday night despite blowing

a 14-point lead.

Theairra Taylor and Dixon each scored 11 points for the Hawkeyes

(7-3), who beat the rival Cyclones (5-1) for the fifth time in six

tries at home.

Dixon broke a 39 tie with a 3 with 3:39 left, then hit a key

layup with 1:26 to go to make it 47-42 Iowa State.

Iowa scored the game’s first 14 points. But Iowa State tied it

at 23 early in the second half and answered a 13-2 run by Iowa with

11 straight points, making it 39-39 with 3:58 left.

Nikki Moody had 12 to lead Iowa State, which played its third

consecutive game without senior star Chelsea Poppens. She’s still

recovering from a concussion.