Ducks Nearly Topple Fourth-Seeded Hawkeyes
March 17, 2001
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Iowa scored the first six points of overtime, cappedby Cara Consuegra's driving layup, to defeat Oregon 89-82 in the first round ofthe NCAA Midwest subregional.
Lindsey Meder, who finished with 25 points, hit a 3-pointer with 13.4seconds left in regulation to tie the game at 74 and send it into overtime.
Consuegra's layup with 3:45 left gave Iowa a 80-74 lead, and thefourth-seeded Hawkeyes (21-9) hit 7 of 8 free throws in the last two minutesafter Oregon cut the score to 84-80.
Brianne Meharry's touch jumper on an out-of-bounds play capped a 14-2 run asOregon (17-12) took a 69-66 lead with 1:22 remaining in regulation. The Duckshad trailed 60-45 with 11:11 left in regulation.
Randi Peterson added 19 points and Consuegra had 13 points and seven assistsas Iowa won its sixth straight game and 13th in its last 14.
Peterson, who had just two points in the first half, scored 10 consecutivepoints in one stretch. Her basket and three straight free throws sparked Iowato a 10-0 run that ended on Mary Berdo's long 3-pointer to give Iowa itsbiggest lead at 60-45 with 11:11 to play.
As the fourth seed, the Hawkeyes would have been at home for the first andsecond rounds, but Carver-Hawkeye Arena is currently staging the NCAA wrestlingchampionships.