Jan. 17, 2010
Iowa was defeated Sunday at Purdue, 81-59. The Hawkeyes fall to 8-10 overall and 1-6 in Big Ten play. Purdue improves to 9-9 overall and 4-3 in conference action.
Purdue now leads the all-time series, 33-24. The Boilermakers have won 14 of the last 16 contests, including five-straight. Iowa is now 9-18 in games played in West Lafayette, and have dropped the last 10 games at Mackey Arena.
The Hawkeyes were led by Kachine Alexander, with 18 points, eight rebounds, two assists and three steals. Sophomore Kelly Krei netted 13 points, while Morgan Johnson added six points, 10 rebounds and two blocks.
Purdue’s Brittany Rayburn led all scorers with 28 points on 8-15 shooting, including 4-7 behind the arc.
Purdue used a strong shooting performance to come away with the win. The Boilermakers shot .482 (27-56) from the field and .471 (8-17) from beyond the arc. Iowa shot just .370 (20-54) from the field, including just .278 (5-18) from distance.
Iowa was never able to lead in Sunday’s game.
The Hawkeyes wrap up the current two-game road trip Thursday at Illinois. The game will begin at 7 p.m. and can be seen live on BigTenNetwork.com.