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Iowa women hold off Wisconsin 68-60 in OT

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MADISON (KWWL) -- The Hawkeye women's basketball team overcame a sluggish second half during which the home team erased a 12-point deficit to send the game into overtime. Iowa then outscored the home team 12-4 to claim a 68-60 victory.

The win, Iowa 17th of the season and its 10th in Big Ten play, was sparked by who else? Kachine Alexander. The junior recorded her 14th double-double of the season, knocking down 19 points to go along with a game-high 14 rebounds. Four of Alexander's points came from the charity stripe during the overtime. The last pushed Iowa's margin to an insurmountable 67-60.

The Hawkeyes also got a game-high 20 points from Kamille Wahlin, who was good on four of her eight attempts from behind the arc - where Iowa was good on 11 of its 23 tries.

Iowa will play its first game in the 2010 Big Ten Conference Women's Basketball Tournament Friday at approximately 1 p.m. Iowa time. The Hawkeyes will play the winner of Thursday's game between Penn State, the sixth seed, and Minnesota, No. 11.

Online reporter Mark Woodley

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