Iowa made sure Penn State's stay in the Top 10 would be short-lived, and picked up a little revenge along the way.
Fueled by a triple-double by Samantha Logic and 24 points from freshman Ally Disterhoft, the Hawkeyes upset the No. 9 Lady Lions, 73-70, Thursday night at Bryce Jordan Center, snapping Penn State's six-game winning streak.
Logic had 14 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists for her second triple-double of the season and the only two in the Big Ten. Penn State (17-5, 8-2) beat then-No. 22 Iowa, 87-71, Jan. 5.
"Samantha Logic is a triple-double waiting to happen every single night," said Lisa Bluder, who tied former Iowa coach Vivian Stringer for most career wins at the school with 269. "It's unbelievable having a point guard like that who can contribute in so many ways. Not just assists, not just scoring, but [three] steals."
"And for Ally Disterhoft as a freshman to come in here and go 8 for 9 and be perfect from 3-point [3 for 3] and the foul line [5 for 5], including hitting two [free throws] with eight seconds left, also was an amazing performance."
Iowa (18-6, 6-4) got 13 points from Melissa Dixon and 10 from Theairra Taylor as the Hawkeyes won their fourth consecutive Big Ten road game.
Penn State, which had won 12 of its past 13, was led by 21 points from Maggie Lucas and 16 from Ariel Edwards, but the Lady Lions were limited to two points in the final four minutes after tying the score, 68-68.
Other women's game
- Maryland 94, Pitt 46: Alyssa Thomas had 19 points, 7 rebounds and 7 assists as No. 10 Maryland cranked up the defense in a rout of the Panthers (10-13, 2-7 ACC). Former Hopewell standout Shatori Walker-Kimbrough scored 13 for the host Terrapins (18-4, 6-3), who limited Pitt to 31 percent shooting and allowed only 21 first-half points. Loliya Briggs led the Panthers with 10 points while Brianna Kiesel, who came in averaging 17.5 points a game, was limited to five on 2-for-8 shooting before she left with an injury. It was the first time in 29 games she failed to score in double figures.
- Robert Morris 65, LIU Brooklyn 56: Karvel Anderson scored 16 points to lead the Colonials (13-11, 8-1 Northeast Conference) past the host Blackbirds (7-15, 2-7). Stephan Hawkins contributed 10 points and Aaron Tate had a career-high 11 rebounds for Robert Morris, which made 23 of 57 from the field to remain atop the NEC standings. Tied late in the first half, the Colonials broke open the game with an 11-2 run stretching into the second period.
- Michigan State 82, Penn State 67: Adreian Payne scored 12 points in his return from a foot injury, and No. 9 Michigan State (20-3, 9-1) kept pace atop the Big Ten with a win against visiting Penn State. Tim Frazier scored 22 points for Penn State (12-11, 3-7), which had its three-game winning streak snapped.