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(21) Ohio State 73

(11-3, 2-1 Big Ten)

Iowa 65

(9-6, 2-2 Big Ten)

    4:05 PM ET, January 6, 2008

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    #21OSU 46 2773
    IOWA 29 3665

    Buckeyes' hot hands turn back Hawkeyes' comeback bid

    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.

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