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Markowski sinks six triples in Iowa

Iowa City, IowaAlexis Markowski broke out for 27 career points with six 3-pointers, but it wasn't enough to keep Iowa from a 93-83 win women's basketball game over Nebraska on Sunday at Carver-Hawkeye Arena. while her post partner Isabelle Bourne added 15 points on 6-of-12 shooting and another triple for the Big Red. Ashley Scoggin added a trio of triples to finish with nine points, already that Nebraska buried 14 of 30 triples on the day.

4 overall and 2-4 in the Big Ten, thanks to 31 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists from Iowa's Caitlin Clark and 31 points from center Monika Czinano. Those two Hawkeyes combined for 21 of 22 free throws in the game. Iowa improved to 10-4 and 4-1 in the Big Ten with the win. Jaz Shelley (illness) coupled with the continued absence of the starting lineup of Bella Cravens (injury), but also a first-half foul discrepancy on the way to 16-1 in the first 20 minutes. Iowa made 18 of 20 free throws, including 12 of 13 in the second quarter after Nebraska built a 30-14 lead late in the first quarter. he went 12-for-19 (.632) including 6-for-9 from 3-point range. Markowski provided most of the highlights for the Huskers by burying 4 of 4 3-pointers to finish with 16 points in the first quarter, outscoring Iowa by itself, 16-14. Bourne added eight points in the first period, while Annika Stewart and MiCole Cayton added three in the first quarter. in the first period, including 0-for-4 from long range, but Iowa was 6-for-7 from the free throw line. Nebraska did not shoot a free throw in the first half, but made 17 of 34 shots from the field and 8 of 16 3-pointers in the half. The Hawkeyes made just 11 of 28 shots, including 1 of 6 from 3-point range. Iowa outrebounded Nebraska 18-17 in the first half and won the turnover battle 6-4 in the first 20 minutes. 11 points despite 2-of-10 shooting from the field, he was the only Hawkeye to be fouled in the first 20 minutes, which came on the offensive end.

In the second half, Iowa took its first lead in 54-53 on a pair of Czinano free throws with 6:13 left, but Nebraska responded with an 8-0 run that included five points from rookie guard Kendall Moriarty who made the first free throw from NU of the game with 4:35 remaining in the third period to give the Huskers a 61-54 lead.

But Iowa responded late in the quarter to take a 67-66 lead into the fourth period. At that point, the foul discrepancy was 20-3. Iowa increased the lead to nine (82-73) with five minutes left, but Nebraska got the last 3-pointer from Markowski, a basket from Bourne and the last three of the night from Scoggin to cut the margin to 84-81 with 2 :40 remaining.

Nebraska got their final points on a driving layup from Allison Weidnerwho finished with eight points and five assists in her first career start. With seconds remaining, Iowa called a timeout to advance the ball and Clark scored on a driving layup with a second remaining to give Iowa a 10-point win.

field, but just 5-for-8 at the free throw line as the hometown Hawkeyes attempted 26 more free throws than the Big Red with a final foul discrepancy of 28-7.

Nebraska returns to Big Ten home games Thursday night when the Huskers host Rutgers. Kickoff between Big Red and Scarlet Knights is scheduled for 7 p.m. with tickets on sale now at Thursday's game will be televised live statewide on Nebraska Public Media with a live video feed for B1G+ subscribers. Huskers Radio Network will broadcast live audio of the game for free on

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