Iowa women's basketball team beats Nebraska for second time in eight days

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IOWA CITY — Caitlin Clark and Monika Czinano scored 31 points apiece in the Iowa women's basketball team's 93-83 Big Ten Conference victory over Nebraska on Sunday.

Clark notched a triple-double, adding 10 rebounds and 10 assists for Iowa (10-4, 4-1).

The Hawkeyes came back from a 16-point deficit – the largest comeback win by Iowa this season. Nebraska led 30-14 after the first quarter, but Iowa outscored Nebraska 27-12 in the second quarter.

Nebraska fell to 13-4, 2-4. The Cornhuskers were led by Alexis Markowski's 27 points.

Iowa beat Nebraska for the second time in eight days. The Hawkeyes won 95-86 at Lincoln on Jan. 9.

The Hawkeyes won the game at the free-throw line. They made 31-of-34 attempts (91%), while Nebraska was 5-for-8 at the foul line.

“We’re a great free-throw shooting team, and we got there very early,” Iowa coach Lisa Bluder said. “When you have that opportunity to get to the line, we have to take it, we have to draw fouls. Caitlin drew 10 fouls today. That’s a lot, and she’s not bad at the line.”

The Cornhuskers kept the game close by going 14-of-30 from 3-point range.

The Hawkeyes play at Minnesota on Thursday. Tip-off is scheduled for 7 p.m. on the Big Ten Network.

The University of Iowa sports information department contributed to this report.