Doyle scores 26, No. 19 Iowa women defeat Ohio State
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Kathleen Doyle scored 13 of her 26 points in the fourth quarter to help No. 19 Iowa defeat Ohio State 77-68 on Thursday night.
Iowa coach Lisa Bluder picked up her 200th Big Ten win while the Hawkeyes (16-3, 7-1) won their seventh straight game and 31st consecutive at home. They are tied atop the Big Ten with No. 22 Northwestern.
Doyle came in leading the Big Ten in conference-game scoring at 22.4. She was 8-of-12 shooting and made all nine of her free throws. She was 4 of 5 from the field and 5 of 5 at the line in the fourth quarter.
The Hawkeyes took the lead for good with under 5 1/2 minutes left and outscored the Buckeyes 19-10 from there, including 10 points from Doyle, who finished the game with seven assists and eight rebounds.
Makenzie Meyer added 19 points and Monika Czinano 12 for Iowa.
Dorka Juhasz scored 22 points with 16 rebounds for the Buckeyes (11-5, 4-4).
Sunday, Iowa will retire the jersey of Megan Gustafson, just the second Hawkeye to have her jersey retired (Michelle Edwards, 1990). The ceremony will follow the Hawkeyes' game against Michigan State. Gustafson was the Naismith Trophy winner last season as the national player of the year after leading the nation in scoring and leading several national and conference categories.