Iowa City, Iowa — Megan Gustafson had 27 points and 11 rebounds for her NCAA-leading 14th double-double, sophomore Kathleen Doyle set career-highs with 23 points and nine assists, and No. 23 Iowa beat 21st-ranked Michigan, 82-72, on Sunday.
Iowa (14-1, 2-0 Big Ten) is off to its best start since the 1995-96 season when the Hawkeyes opened at 20-1.
Michigan went on a 7-0 run to pull within 64-62 but Iowa answered with an 8-0 spurt, capped by Gustafson’s layup with 1:21 to go. The Hawkeyes’ lead didn’t dip below nine points the rest of the way.
Alexis Sevillian added 10 points on 3-of-13 shooting for Iowa. Gustafson went 11 of 11 from the free-throw line for the second straight game and she was 8 of 9 from the field.
Katelynn Flaherty, ranked seventh nationally with 22.7 points per game, led Michigan (12-3, 1-1) with four 3-pointers and 24 points. Kayla Robbins and Deja Church each added 11 points. The Wolverines had their eight-game winning streak snapped.
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Rutgers 61, (at) Michigan State 58: Shay Colley scored 16, Sidney Cooks added 11 and Branndais Agee recorded her first double-double of the season with 10 points and 10 rebounds for the Spartans (11-4, 1-1 Big Ten).
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(At) No. 16 Kentucky 66, Georgia 61: Shai Gilgeous-Alexander scored five of his 21 points down the stretch, and No. 16 Kentucky added several clutch late baskets to rally past Georgia in its Southeastern Conference opener.
The Wildcats (11-2, 1-0) shot a season-low 17 of 54 from the field (32 percent) but got needed baskets to overcome an eight-point deficit. Gilgeous-Alexander’s go-ahead 3-pointer with 4:39 remaining set the tone for big shots that Kevin Knox, Hamidou Diallo and then Gilgeous-Alexander followed with layups before Wenyen Gabriel’s 3 with 1:08 left provided a six-point cushion.
Yante Maten (Bloomfield Hills) had 17 points for the Bulldogs (9-3, 0-1).
(At) No. 21 Cincinnati 82, Memphis 48: Gary Clark had 13 points and 10 rebounds for his fourth double-double of the season, and Jarron Cumberland scored 15 points, leading Cincinnati past Memphis and extending the nation’s longest active home-court winning streak to 34.
Playing their first game in 10 days, the Bearcats (12-2, 1-0 American Athletic) came out rusty but turned up the defense and were in control by halftime.
Kareem Brewton Jr. led Memphis (9-5, 0-1) with 17 points.
The Bearcats are playing this season at BB&T Arena at Northern Kentucky University while their on-campus arena is renovated. They went 18-0 at Fifth Third Arena last season.
(At) No. 23 Seton Hall 75, St. John’s 70: Khadeen Carrington scored 24 points to help Seton Hall beat St. John’s at the Prudential Center.
Desi Rodriguez added 23 points and nine rebounds for the Pirates (13-2, 2-0 Big East). Myles Powell had 16 points, and Angel Delgado finished with 12 points and 12 rebounds.
The Red Storm (10-4, 0-2) played without scoring leader Shamorie Ponds. The Big East’s No. 3 scorer at 20.1 points per game, he injured a knee Thursday night in a loss to Providence. Tariq Owens led the Red Storm with 19 points, and Marvin Clark II added 18 points before fouling out.
(At) No. 25 Creighton 83, Providence 64: Marcus Foster scored 18 points and Creighton beat cold-shooting Providence.
Toby Hegner matched his season high with 15 points to help the Bluejays (11-3, 1-1 Big East) bounce back from a road loss to Seton Hall in their conference opener.
Creighton never trailed and went on a 13-4 run spanning the halves to take control.
Nate Watson led (10-5, 1-1) with a season-high 20 points.