IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) -- Ashlee Trebilcock scored 25 points to help Ohio State (No. 20 ESPN/USA Today, No. 21 AP) beat Iowa 73-65 on Sunday.
Ohio State built a 17-point halftime lead, shooting 61.3 percent from the field. The Buckeyes (11-3, 2-1 Big Ten) built the lead to 19 before they had to hold off a furious Iowa rally to win their ninth straight over the Hawkeyes (9-6, 2-2)Kachine Alexander cut the Buckeyes lead to 6 on a lay-up with 4:15 remaining. Johanna Solverson drove baseline for a lay-up to slice the lead to 63-59, but Iowa wouldn't get any closer as the Buckeyes made 10 of their last 13 free throws to pull away late.Kristi Smith led Iowa with 20 points.The Buckeyes jumped to a 15-4 lead. Iowa closed to within four after two Jene Graham free throws at the 9:55 mark in the first half, but Ohio State ended the period on a 23-11 run. Trebilcock scored nine of her 14 first-half points during the spurt.