MINNEAPOLIS – Kachine Alexander scored 20 points and No. 21 Iowa rallied from a 13-point second-half deficit to beat Minnesota 63-57 on Wednesday night.
Iowa (13-3, 1-2 Big Ten) missed 13 of 14 shots late in the first half and trailed 38-25 when the comeback started. Kalli Hansen hit a 3-pointer to tie the score 53-53, then hit two free throws to put the Hawkeyes ahead for good.
Hansen also stole the ball with 11 seconds left with the Gophers setting up for a potential game-tying basket.
The victory ended a two-game skid for Iowa.
It was the second straight game that the Gophers squandered a second-half lead. They blew a ten-point advantage in an overtime loss to Indiana on Sunday and have lost their first three games of the Big Ten season.
Leah Cotton led Minnesota (8-8, 0-3) with 18 points.