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Iowa women hold off Georgia to advance to the Sweet-16

The third ranked Iowa Hawkeye women survived a fight to advance to the Sweet 16.

 

Rob Brooks and Jamie Cavey Lang on the Hawkeye Network. After stumbling in the second round a year ago the Hawkeyes made the stops they needed down the stretch to beat upset minded Georgia 74-66.

 

That’s Iowa coach Lisa Bluder who says the soild out Carver-Hawkeye Arena crowd was a big factor in the outcome.

 

The Hawkeyes played without freshman standout Hannah Stuelke, who injured an ankle in a Saturday practice.

 

Caitlin Clark led four Hawkeyes in double figures with 22 points. She also added 12 assists.

 

Clark accounted for 33 of Iowa’s final 35 points as the Hawkeyes improve to 28-6.

 

Former Iowa player Katie Abrahamson-Henderson is the Georgia coach. The Bulldogs were within two late but three straight turnovers were costly.

 

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