January 11, 2015

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) Melissa Dixon scored 18 points and Ally Disterhoft added 17 to lead No. 17 Iowa to a 73-59 win over Purdue on Sunday.

Bethany Doolittle contributed 15 for the Hawkeyes (12-3, 3-1 Big 10), who had a subpar performance behind the 3-point line.

Led by Dixon, who shoots 48.4 behind the arc for a nation leading 4.36 per game, Iowa averages 8.8 treys on 41.6 percent shooting. Dixon made 2 of 7 while the Hawkeyes finished 4 of 18 (22 percent). They made up for it at the foul line, going 17 of 19, 11 of 13 in the second half.

Purdue (9-7, 2-3) got 15 points from Ashley Morrissette, despite 1-9 shooting from 3-point range, and 13 from Whitney Bays, who was 3 of 14 from the field.

Iowa led 37-27 at halftime by closing with an 8-2 run in the final three minutes. Purdue never got closer than six in the second half.

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