INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Gabbie Marshall scored 22 of her career-excessive 27 aspects by halftime, Monika Czinano and Caitlin Clark scored in bunches over the closing two quarters and sixth-seeded Iowa knocked third-seeded and No. 19-ranked Rutgers out of the Big Ten occasion 73-62 in Thursday evening’s quarterfinals.
Iowa (17-8) will face seventh-seeded Michigan Remark (15-7), which had earlier upset No. 9-ranked Indiana, in a Friday semifinal.
One evening after Iowa made a season-low 3 of 22 shots from 3-level distance, Marshall knocked down seven treys, at the side of all six of the Hawkeyes’ long-rangers in the principle half. Czinano scored 12 of her 20 in the 2nd half on 6-of-9 taking pictures, and Clark scored 14 of her 21 in the 2nd half.
Czinano surpassed 1,000 aspects, the 38th Hawkeye to find 1,000 aspects in their career.
The trio accounted for all nonetheless 5 of Iowa’s aspects, making 27 of 45 shots while the remainder of the Hawkeyes had been 2 of 9 taking pictures. Clark and Marshall combined for 9 of Iowa’s 10 3-pointers. Clark furthermore had 10 assists for her eighth double-double.
Diamond Johnson tied her career excessive with 26 aspects for Rutgers (14-4) in her first career postseason game, and added eight rebounds and 5 steals for the Scarlet Knights. Arella Guirantes poured in 20 aspects for Rutgers, 14 after halftime because the Knights struggled to scheme attend attend from an early 21-level deficit.
Guirantes scored the principle six for Rutgers to open the third quarter, reeling the Hawkeyes attend as finish as 10 aspects, 41-31, after Iowa’s 39-25 lead at the spoil. Iowa’s 21-level lead in the 2nd quarter became the greatest deficit of the season for Rutgers. The earlier being 20 aspects in Iowa’s Dec. 31 steal at some level of the customary season.
Rutgers launched a final-gasp speed in the final 5: 24, stringing together seven straight aspects to gain the deficit down to single digits, 69-61, the closest the Scarlet Knights had been since 15-9.
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