The Iowa women’s basketball team continued its quest for another NCAA Tournament bid as it won in overtime against Wisconsin, 85-79, on Thursday night.
But junior shooting guard Jaime Printy suffered a knee injury after chasing a defensive rebound; she’s scheduled to have an MRI today.
“[This victory] is pretty bittersweet … As of right now, [Printy] doesn’t feel very good about it,” head coach Lisa Bluder said.
Printy played 35 minutes on Thursday and shot 3-of-13, including 2-of-7 from long distance, for 8 points.
The Badgers started the first half hot, shooting 58 percent from the floor and 8-of-11 from 3-point range. They held a 44-38 heading into halftime.
“First half, Wisconsin just shot the lights out,” Bluder said.
But the Hawkeyes used dominant games by junior center Morgan Johnson and freshman guard Sam Logic to spark a comeback in the second half.
Logic, a native of Racine, Wis., had the best game of her young career in her return to her home state.
The first-year player recorded career-highs of 20 points, 13 rebounds, and 8 assists. Johnson notched a double-double by compiling 27 points and 11 rebounds.
Iowa was able to score 12 overtime points to Wisconsin’s 5 in order to secure a win on the road. The win takes the Hawkeyes to 5-5 in the conference and 13-10 overall.
“I’m proud of my team, the way they came back in the second half; we played much better defense,” Bluder said. “For [Logic] to come home and play like that — it’s a good victory for her, and it’s a good win for us to come on the road and win here.”
— by Ben Wolfson