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Hawkeyes snap three-game losing streak

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) -- Jamie Cavey scored 29 points and Iowa (No. 22 ESPN/USA Today, No. 21 AP) overcame a 17-point deficit to beat Northwestern 81-76 on Sunday.

The Hawkeyes (14-3, 3-3 Big Ten) snapped a three-game losing streak.

Cavey scored 16 points in the second half, 12 in the first 10 minutes, to tie the game at 54 with 9:33 to play. Crystal Smith added 18 points for Iowa.

Ifeoma Okonkwo led Northwestern (4-15, 1-5) with 30 points. Sarah Kwasinski had 17 and Sara Stutz added 13.

The Wildcats scored 16 points off 15 Iowa turnovers in the first half. After a Tiffany Reed layup gave Iowa its first lead of the half, Northwestern went on a 19-4 run with seven steals to take a 41-27 halftime lead.

Iowa rebounded with a 17-2 run midway through the second half. Jenna Armstrong was 3-of-4 from 3-point range during the stretch.