No. 25 Iowa beats No. 22 Syracuse 97-91

Melissa Dixon scored seven of her game-high 27 points in the

final 1:22 as No. 25 Iowa came back to defeat 22nd-ranked and

previously unbeaten Syracuse 97-91 in the Big Ten/ACC challenge

Thursday night.

Dixon hit all 27 points – on 7 of 11 3-pointers – after halftime

as Iowa (9-1) clawed back from a 47-37 gap.

Bethany Doolittle scored a career-high 25 for the Hawkeyes,

Samantha Logic added 14 and Kali Peschel 10 with eight


The Hawkeyes hadn’t led since 12:06 of the first half when a

Dixon 3 brought them to 71-69, and then Peschel grabbed a defensive

rebound and scored for a 72-71 lead.

Syracuse (8-1) was led by 25 points on 10-for-13 shooting from

Brittney Sykes, who also hauled down 10 boards. Sykes scored 10 of

her points in the final 7:14 as she and Iowa’s Dixon and Logic

traded baskets and the lead.