No. 23 Iowa women rally past No. 17 Purdue 87-80Purdue guard Courtney Moses, right, shoots over Iowa guard Samantha Logic in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in the quarterfinals of the Big Ten women's tournament in Indianapolis, Ind., Friday, March 7, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Ally Disterhoft scored 10 of her 12 points in the final 5:38 as 23rd-ranked and fifth-seeded Iowa clawed back from the brink with a 24-11 closing run to upend No. 17, fourth-seeded Purdue 87-80 in a Big 10 quarterfinal Friday.
The Hawkeyes (25-7) face eighth-seeded Ohio State (17-17) in a semifinal Saturday after the Buckeyes shocked No. 11 and top-seeded Penn State, 99-82.
Purdue (21-8) battled through seven ties and six lead changes in the first half to lead 39-35 at the break and appeared to be in control after halftime with Courtney Moses banging down 24 points.
Iowa's all-Big Ten selections Disterhoft, Samantha Logic and Bethany Doolittle were held to a combined seven points in the first half due to foul trouble but caught fire in the second. Doolittle finished with 16 and Logic 12.
Disterhoft scored six in an 8-1 run for a 71-70 lead Iowa never lost.