No. 20 Iowa women use balance to top Michigan 76-70

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IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) Melissa Dixon scored 12 of her 16 points in the second half and all five starters scored in double figures on Thursday in No. 20 Iowa's 76-70 win over Michigan.

Samantha Logic had 13 points, 11 assists and 7 rebounds for the Hawkeyes (15-3, 6-1 Big Ten), who won their fourth straight and improved to 11-0 at home. Ally Disterhoft added 14 points, Bethany Doolittle 13 and Whitney Jennings 12.

Cyesha Goree had 26 points and 13 rebounds for the Wolverines (12-6, 4-3) and Katelynn Flaherty had 19 points off the bench.

Iowa scored on its first five possessions of the second half for a 46-34 lead. Michigan trailed by 14 but cut the deficit to five on two Goree free throws with 1:46 to go and four on a Siera Thompson 3 with nine seconds left before Doolittle iced it.

Michigan, fifth in the nation shooting 3s at 39.8 percent, was 0-8 in the first half and 5-21 for the game.