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Iowa women open Big Ten play with win over Wisconsin, 56-46; Meyer sidelined with broken hand


This news story was published on December 29, 2017.
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MADISON, WISCONSIN – The Iowa women’s basketball team is off to its best start in years after a road win in Wisconsin to open Big Ten Conference play, 56-46.

Iowa improved to 13-1 on the season, matching its best start since 2004-05 (13-1). Iowa is No. 21 in the USA Today Coaches Poll. The Hawkeyes are No. 23 in this week’s AP Poll.

Three Hawkeyes scored in double figures. They include: Megan Gustafson (21), Chase Coley (14), and Alexis Sevillian (11).

Megan Gustafson registered her 13th double-double of the season (21 points, 16 rebounds). It marked the 40th double-double of her career.

Gustafson has now scored 20 or more points eight times this season.

Sophomore Amanda Ollinger grabbed eight rebounds in her first career start.

Iowa’s MACKENZIE MEYER,
a former Mason City Mohawk star

University of Iowa women’s basketball sophomore and former Mason City Mohawk Makenzie Meyer suffered a fourth metacarpal fracture in her left hand in practice on Wednesday afternoon. Meyer’s progress will be reevaluated in two weeks to determine a return-to-play timeline.

Meyer, a native of Mason City, Iowa, has started all 13 games for the Hawkeyes this season. She is averaging 11.3 points, 5.0 assists, 1.7 rebounds and is shooting 46.8 percent from the field and 41.3 percent from 3-point range.

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