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Hawkeye women fall to Boston College, 72-67

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IOWA CITY (KWWL) -- Despite tying the game at 58 with 8 minutes, 23 seconds remaining, the University of Iowa women's basketball team couldn't get past Boston College tonight, falling in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge, 72-67, inside Carver-Hawkeye Arena.

The Hawkeyes duked it out and earned their minutes with Boston College with only seven players on their roster able to play. Despite a big rebounding advantage to the Eagles of 45-30, Iowa shot well, especially from deep range. Iowa hit 24 of 60 (40 percent) from the field, 9 of 21 (43 percent) from 3-point range, and 10 of 12 (83 percent) from the free throw line.

"I'm so proud of my players for the type of effort that they continue to give us every single game," UI head coach Lisa Bluder said. "Boston College returned five starters and here we are starting two sophomores and three freshmen. If you look at it on paper, we were totally outmatched. I know my players will never give up, they will fight hard, and I am extremely proud of their effort that they continue to give us and the positive attitude they have."

The Hawkeyes remain at home for their first Big Ten Conference game against the University of Michigan on Sunday with a 5 p.m. tipoff.

Online reporter Mark Woodley

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