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Penn State hands Iowa second loss of the week

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.