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#20 Iowa Women survive Northwestern 102-99 with Big Ten record 3 pointers

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Hawkeye guard Melissa Dixon scored 29 points, including an amazing 9 of 10 3-pointers, as No. 20 Iowa set a Big 10 record with 19 3-pointers in a 102-99 win over Northwestern on Thursday.

The Hawkeyes improved to 17-3 overall and 8-1 in the Big 10.  Iowa won its sixth straight by shooting 57 percent, including a blistering 68 percent (19-28) from 3-point range and 17 of 20 from the foul line.

The Wildcats finished 13 of 18 behind the arc. Both teams combined for 32 three pointers in setting a NCAA record by one.

Ally Disterhoft, who finished with 22 points, gave Iowa a 100-94 lead with a pair of free throws with 23 seconds left. Ashley Deary, who had a career-high 22 points, scored for the Wildcats with 19 seconds left but Dixon, who was 10 of 12 from the field, answered with a layup at 14 seconds. Nia Coffey, who finished with a career-high 35 points, hit a 3 with three seconds left for Northwestern.

Bethany Doolittle had 26 points for Iowa and Whitney Jennings added 16. Dixon had 21 points in the first half as Iowa shot 64 percent, including 14 of 19 3s, to lead by 17.

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