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Buckeyes push past Iowa in overtime

AP PHOTO - Ohio State guard Madison Greene (0) drives to the basket past Iowa guard McKenna Warnock (14) during the first half of a Big Ten Conference basketball game Wednesday at Carver-Hawkeye Arena in Iowa City.

IOWA CITY — For the first time in 43 home games, the University of Iowa women’s basketball team lost inside Carver-Hawkeye Arena. The Hawkeyes fell to 15th-ranked and unbeaten Ohio State 84-82 in overtime on Wednesday.

Iowa’s last home loss was against Nebraska, 92-74, on Jan. 28, 2018. The three-year, 42-game home-winning streak was the second-longest in school history and the second-longest active streak in the country behind Baylor’s 61.

“It’s significant,” Iowa head coach Lisa Bluder said. “It had been almost three years. I feel like we let a lot of people down. We let down the fans. We let down the people who played her the last three years. We will start a new one Monday night.”

Led by freshman Caitlin Clark’s 13 first-quarter points and four first-quarter 3-pointers, Iowa (8-3, 4-3) jumped out to a 26-17 lead. The Hawkeyes led by as many as 12 in the first half and 14 early in the second half, but Ohio State’s full-court press was the difference-maker.

Eighteen Iowa turnovers, including six in the fourth quarter, led to 26 Ohio State points.

“Turnovers were the biggest thing,” said Clark, who scored a game-high 27 points and registered her third career double-double with 10 rebounds. “We made some bad decisions on the press break. Some of the shots we usually make didn’t go down. All of that added up.”

A 9-0 third-quarter Buckeye run trimmed Iowa’s led to 49-46 with 4:57 left in the third. Still, Iowa led 59-54, heading into the fourth quarter.

With 1:29 left in the game, Ohio State (7-0, 3-0) took its first lead since the first quarter, 72-71, on a Gabby Hutcherson 3-pointer. Redshirt sophomore Kate Martin made 1 of 2 free throws after getting fouled on a loose ball to send the game to overtime.

Iowa jumped to a 78-74 lead in overtime after back-to-back layups by junior Monika Czinano. The following Iowa possession, Czinano picked up her fifth foul on a charging call, and Ohio State answered with a 6-0 run to take an 80-78 lead.

Down 84-82 with 19 seconds left, Clark’s contested 3-pointer misfired after the initial play broke down as time expired.

Madison Greene had 20 points and a career-high six steals, Jacy Sheldon and Braxtin Miller each added 18 points for Ohio State. Aaliyah Patty added 12 points and nine rebounds for the Buckeyes, who were 10 of 20 from the free-throw line.

Warnock added 14 points, 12 rebounds and five assists, and Gabbie Marshall scored 10 points, but the Hawkeyes lost their first overtime game of the season. Iowa went 15 of 24 at the free-throw line.

Iowa is back at home on Monday, hosting Purdue in a 3 p.m. game at Carver-Hawkeye Arena. It will be televised by the Big Ten Network.

No. 15 Ohio St. 84, Iowa 82, OT

At Iowa City

OHIO ST. (7-0) — Beacham 1-1 0-0 2, Patty 5-11 1-1 12, Greene 9-20 1-5 20, Miller 7-15 2-4 18, Sheldon 7-15 3-3 18, Mikulasikova 2-6 0-0 4, Harris 1-4 1-3 3, Hutcherson 2-6 0-0 5, Poole 0-1 2-4 2. TOTALS 34-79 10-20 84

IOWA (8-3) — Warnock 6-9 0-0 14, Czinano 4-8 1-4 9, Clark 9-20 6-8 27, Marshall 3-8 4-5 10, Martin 3-7 3-4 9, Cook 2-3 1-3 5, Meyer 2-8 0-0 5, Taiwo 1-4 0-0 3, Goodman 0-0 0-0 0. TOTALS 30-67 15-24 82

Ohio St. 17 15 22 18 12 — 84

Iowa 26 18 15 13 10 — 82

3-Point Goals–Ohio St. 6-25 (Patty 1-4, Greene 1-1, Miller 2-5, Sheldon 1-5, Mikulasikova 0-3, Harris 0-3, Hutcherson 1-3, Poole 0-1), Iowa 7-22 (Warnock 2-3, Clark 3-9, Marshall 0-2, Meyer 1-5, Taiwo 1-3). Assists–Ohio St. 10 (Sheldon 4), Iowa 17 (Warnock 5). Fouled Out–Czinano. Rebounds–Ohio St. 42 (Patty 9), Iowa 50 (Warnock 12). Total Fouls–Ohio St. 21, Iowa 17. A–326.

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