Reese leads No. 13 Maryland women past No. 22 Iowa 81-69

February 15, 2022 GMT
Iowa guard Tomi Taiwo, right, tries to steal the ball from Maryland guard Shyanne Sellers, left, during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game, Monday, Feb. 14, 2022, in Iowa City, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
Iowa guard Tomi Taiwo, right, tries to steal the ball from Maryland guard Shyanne Sellers, left, during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game, Monday, Feb. 14, 2022, in Iowa City, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
Iowa guard Tomi Taiwo, right, tries to steal the ball from Maryland guard Shyanne Sellers, left, during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game, Monday, Feb. 14, 2022, in Iowa City, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
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Iowa guard Tomi Taiwo, right, tries to steal the ball from Maryland guard Shyanne Sellers, left, during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game, Monday, Feb. 14, 2022, in Iowa City, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
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Iowa guard Tomi Taiwo, right, tries to steal the ball from Maryland guard Shyanne Sellers, left, during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game, Monday, Feb. 14, 2022, in Iowa City, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Sophomore Angel Reese finished with 25 points and 13 rebounds for her 14th double-double of the season to power No. 13 Maryland to an 81-69 victory over No. 22 Iowa on Monday night.

Reese sank 9 of 15 shots from the floor, hit 7 of 11 free throws and added two blocks and two steals for the defending Big Ten Conference champion Terrapins (18-6, 11-3), who grabbed a share of first place with their seventh straight win. Diamond Miller added 20 points and two steals, while Chloe Bibby contributed 16 points and eight boards.

Reese had 18 points on 7-of-9 shooting in the first half to spark Maryland to a 48-33 lead at intermission.

Maryland upped its lead to 20, 57-37, on Bibby’s 3-pointer with 7:02 left in the third quarter and the Terps were never threatened from there.

Caitlin Clark led the Hawkeyes (16-7, 10-4) with 19 points, but she made only 7 of 25 shots, including 3 of 13 from beyond the arc. She had six assists and 10 turnovers. Monika Czinano had 16 points and Kate Martin scored 10.

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Maryland, No. 18 Ohio State, No. 9 Michigan and No. 5 Indiana are tied atop the conference standings. The Buckeyes beat Illinois 86-67 and Nebraska upset the Hoosiers 72-55 on Monday. Iowa remains one game back.

Maryland, the preseason favorite to win the conference, returns home to host Ohio State on Thursday. Iowa travels to play Indiana on Saturday.

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