IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Alex Bentley scored 25 points to lead Penn State to an 82-75 victory over Iowa (No. 22 ESPN/USA Today, No. 20 AP) on Sunday.
Freshman reserve Maggie Lucas added 18 points, including four 3-pointers, and Mia Nickson had 15 rebounds to help the Nittany Lions (20-5, 9-2 Big Ten) win their fourth straight.The Hawkeyes (17-7, 5-6) lost for the second time this week, following a defeat at Purdue on Thursday night, and will likely knock them out of the Top 25 for the first time this season.Kamille Wahlin had 24 points for Iowa with six 3-pointers. Jaime Printy scored 20 points and Kachine Alexander had 12 points, 17 rebounds, and six assists.Penn State led 44-32 at halftime. Iowa cut the lead to 54-51 on a fastbreak layup by Kelly Krei but the Lions responded with an 8-0 run.