B1G women's recap: Iowa holds off Michigan

BTN/BTN2Go hosted a Big Ten women’s basketball doubleheader Saturday afternoon. Iowa held off Michigan, 74-70, in the opener, and Indiana toppled Illinois, 79,61, in the second game. Catch up on all the action in this post.

It was a dizzying afternoon in the Crisler Center on Saturday when host Michigan raced to a 13-0 lead in a crucial Big Ten Conference women’s basketball game. The University of Iowa countered to go ahead 49-33 with 16:36 remaining, Michigan regained a 62-58 edge with 6:49 left, and then the Hawkeyes won by four, 74-70.

The Indiana women’s basketball team snapped a three-game losing streak and won its final home game of the regular season Saturday afternoon over Illinois, 79-61. It was senior day for IU’s Sasha Chaplin, Milika Taufa, Andrea Newbauer, Simone Deloach Tabitha Gerardot. A trio of freshman led the way for IU in Larryn Brooks with 20 points and nine assists, Alexis Gassion with 17 points and a career-high four steals, and Taylor Agler with 13 points in the winning effort.

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