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Disterhoft sparks late rally as No. 23 Iowa women race past No. 17 Purdue 87-80 in Big Ten

  • CORRECTS THE PERSON AT RIGHT TO IOWA'S MELISSA DIXON (21) - Purdue guard Courtney Moses, left, loses control of the ball as she drives past Iowa's Melissa Dixon (21) 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)

    CORRECTS THE PERSON AT RIGHT TO IOWA'S MELISSA DIXON (21) - Purdue guard Courtney Moses, left, loses control of the ball as she drives past Iowa's Melissa Dixon (21) 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)  (The Associated Press)

  • Iowa guard Melissa Dixon (21) shoots next to Purdue guard Courtney Moses during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in the quarterfinals of the Big Ten women's tournament in Indianapolis on Friday, March 7, 2014. Iowa defeated Purdue 87-80. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

    Iowa guard Melissa Dixon (21) shoots next to Purdue guard Courtney Moses during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in the quarterfinals of the Big Ten women's tournament in Indianapolis on Friday, March 7, 2014. Iowa defeated Purdue 87-80. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)  (The Associated Press)

  • Iowa guard Theairra Taylor, left, shoots over Purdue forward Whitney Bays during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in the quarterfinals of the Big Ten women's tournament in Indianapolis on Friday, March 7, 2014. Iowa defeated Purdue 87-80. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

    Iowa guard Theairra Taylor, left, shoots over Purdue forward Whitney Bays during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in the quarterfinals of the Big Ten women's tournament in Indianapolis on Friday, March 7, 2014. Iowa defeated Purdue 87-80. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)  (The Associated Press)

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.