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Women’s College Basketball: Iowa 91, Indiana 85

Makenzie Meyer

IOWA CITY – Iowa defeated Indiana Sunday in Carver-Hawkeye Arena, 91-85, as former Mason City Mohawk Makenzie Meyer netted 17 points.

The Hawkeyes have won 30 consecutive home games, ranking second in the country behind Baylor (48).

The last time Iowa beat back-to-back ranked opponents was during the 2017-18 season against No. 19 Michigan (Dec. 31) and No. 13 Maryland (Jan. 4)

The last double overtime game the Hawkeyes played in was a loss to Indiana on February 22nd, 2017.

Four Hawkeyes scored in double figures, including senior Kathleen Doyle (31), sophomore Monika Czinano (23), senior Makenzie Meyer (17) and freshman McKenna Warnock (11).

Senior Kathleen Doyle recorded her sixth 20-plus point game of the season with 31 points.

15 of senior Makenzie Meyer’s 17 points came in the second half and overtime.  She said after the game, “I know every team says they love their home crowd, but I’ve honestly never been in a place that’s better than Carver. Genuinely, it’s just different here.”

Iowa hits the road on Thurs., Jan. 16 to take on Minnesota at Williams Arena in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Tip-off is set for 7 p.m. (CT), and the game will be streamed on BTN+.

University of Iowa senior Kathleen Doyle was named Big Ten Women’s Basketball Player of the Week for the second time in two weeks, the conference announced Monday.

Doyle earned the Hawkeyes’ fifth Big Ten honor of the year and her third weekly honor. Doyle earned Big Ten Player of the Week on Jan. 6 and Player of the Week Honor Roll on Nov. 25, and fellow senior Makenzie Meyer earned weekly honor roll on Dec. 16 and 23.

The La Grange Park, Illinois, native challenged for a triple-double in the Hawkeye’s double-overtime, 91-85, upset over No. 12 Indiana on Sunday. She finished the game with 31 points, 10 assists, and nine rebounds.

Iowa entered the AP Poll at #22 after the win over Indiana.

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