Feb 1, 2004
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) – Jamie Cavey had 21 points and Kristi Faulkner had 19 as Iowa scored the last 11 points and rallied past No. 18 Michigan State 78-67 on Sunday.
The Hawkeyes (12-7, 6-2 Big Ten) overcame a 60-54 deficit, then pulled away at the foul line after shooting only four free throws to the Spartans’ 31 in the first 37 minutes.
Jennie Lillis added 14 points, including 6-for-6 foul shooting in the last two minutes, for Iowa in its fifth-straight win.
Michigan State was led by Lindsay Bowen with a game-high 22 points, all in the final 28 minutes. But the Spartans (16-4, 6-3) were outscored 30-6 from 3-point range.
The Hawkeyes entered the game as the league’s best 3-point shooters and reinforced that reputation. Iowa also shot .900 at the line once its players got opportunities.
Michigan State shot just .310 from the field and .167 on 3-pointers as its six-game winning string ended. The Spartans also were outrebounded 26-14 in the second half.
Liz Shimek had 10 points for Michigan State but was 3-for-14 from the field and 0-for-4 from long range. Her last miss helped the Hawkeyes take a six-point lead.
Iowa won despite making 19 turnovers to the Spartans’ nine and getting three steals to Michigan State’s 12.