No. 22 Northwestern women hold off Iowa 77-67

NCAA Women's Basketball

EVANSTON, Ill. (AP)Jordan Hamilton scored 19 points, Veronica Burton had 18 points and seven assists, and No. 22 Northwestern beat Iowa 77-67 on Saturday night.

Sydney Wood added 17 points, seven rebounds and six assists for the Wildcats (6-2, 4-2 Big Ten).

The Hawkeyes (8-1, 4-1) closed within 66-60 with 7:01 left in the game. From there, Wood scored seven of Northwestern’s final 11 points to help the Wildcats close it out.

Monika Czinano scored a career-high 28 points to go with a season-high 12 rebounds for Iowa. Czinano made all nine of her field-goal attempts in the first half and finished with 13-of-14 shooting from the field and 2-of-3 from the foul line. Megan Meyer added 11 points and McKenna Warnock grabbed a career-high 17 rebounds.

The Wildcats took the lead for good at 41-39 early in the third quarter and finished the period on a 9-0 run.

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