Chante Black scored 18 points and Duke (No. 14 ESPN/USA Today, No. 12 AP) beat Iowa 71-47 Thursday night in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge.
Joy Cheek added 13 points for the Blue Devils (5-1), who missed their first 14 shots but used a 9-0 run toward the end of the first half and a long 3-pointer by Abby Waner to take a 28-14 halftime lead that grew to more than 30 points in the second half.Duke shot just 11-for-36 in the first 20 minutes, but turned Iowa's 15 first-half turnovers into 14 points and made 18 of 38 field goals in the second half.Hannah Draxten scored nine points for the Hawkeyes (4-4), who failed to score on their first seven possessions, shot just 29.4 percent and turned the ball over 28 times. Megan Skouby, who entered the game averaging 17 points per game, missed most of the first half after sustaining a cut over her left eye and finished with eight points.