Gustafson sets Big Ten record, No. 14 Iowa women whip Illini

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) Megan Gustafson scored 27 points and added 17 rebounds to become the Big Ten Conference's all-time leader in double-doubles on Thursday night while leading No. 14 Iowa to an 88-66 win over Illinois.

Gustafson, who was 9-of-11 shooting from the field and the foul line, had her 78th career double-double to break a tie with former Ohio State standout Janel Lavender.

Kathleen Doyle added 12 points and Makenzie Meyer 10 for the Hawkeyes (20-5, 11-3), who won for the ninth time in 10 games, including four straight, and reached 20 wins for the 10 time in the last 12 seasons. They are also 13-0 at home this season.

Alex Wittinger scored 15 points for the Illini (10-15, 2-12), who lost the first meeting 94-75.

Cierra Rice opened the game with two 3-pointers for Illinois but Iowa scored the next eight and never again trailed. The Hawkeyes were up eight after one quarter and 12 at halftime, 46-34.

Doyle scored six straight points and Gustafson the last four in a 10-0 run that pushed the Iowa lead to 56-36 midway through the third quarter. Gustafson had 11 points in the period.

The Hawkeyes shot 55 percent, the 10th straight game they made at least half their shots.

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