Feb. 3, 2005
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Jamie Broback scored 21 points and grabbed nine rebounds Thursday night to lead No. 14 Minnesota to an 81-50 win over Iowa.
Janel McCarville added 16 points and eight rebounds for the Gophers (17-4, 7-2 Big Ten), who bounced back from a loss at conference-leading Penn State on Sunday.
Jamie Cavey led Iowa with 18 points and seven rebounds, and Crystal Smith added 12 points for the Hawkeyes (15-5, 4-5), who have lost five of seven.
Junior guard Shannon Schonrock got Minnesota off to a strong start, hitting three 3-pointers in the first five minutes. The third one erased Iowa’s final lead and triggered an 11-0 run that helped the Gophers pull ahead 20-10. Schonrock finished with 14 points.
Broback later hit a 3-pointer, then went end-to-end with a steal for a layup that pushed the Gophers’ lead to 39-23.
McCarville opened the second half with three quick baskets, and Broback’s second 3-pointer extended the lead to 21. A 13-0 run keyed by six more points from McCarville put away the Hawkeyes midway through the second half.
Iowa, which ranked sixth in the nation in field-goal percentage at 48 percent, shot just 36.2 percent from the floor.