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Iowa women beat No. 22 Iowa State 50-42
By LUKE MEREDITH, AP Sports Writer Thursday, Dec 6, 2012

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP)—Melissa Dixon hit a pair of key buckets down the stretch as Iowa beat 22nd-ranked Iowa State 50-42 on Thursday night despite blowing a 14-point lead.

Theairra Taylor and Dixon each scored 11 points for the Hawkeyes (7-3), who beat the rival Cyclones (5-1) for the fifth time in six tries at home.

Dixon broke a 39 tie with a 3 with 3:39 left, then hit a key layup with 1:26 to go to make it 47-42 Iowa State.

Iowa scored the game’s first 14 points. But Iowa State tied it at 23 early in the second half and answered a 13-2 run by Iowa with 11 straight points, making it 39-39 with 3:58 left.

Nikki Moody had 12 to lead Iowa State, which played its third consecutive game without senior star Chelsea Poppens. She’s still recovering from a concussion.

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5-12,  12 Pts
6 Rebs, 5 Assists
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9 Rebs, 3 Assists

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