The Iowa women’s basketball team recovered after giving up a second-half lead to register a 71-68 overtime victory over Michigan State Thursday night at the Breslin Center.
Trailing 68-67 in the final minute of the extra frame, Chase Coley’s jumper from the left side gave the Hawkeyes the lead with seven seconds remaining.
Then, following a Michigan State timeout, Megan Gustafson sealed the win by stealing the inbounds pass under the Spartans’ basket. The junior forward was fouled and knocked down two free throws to provide the final margin.
Gustafson registered her 21st double-double of the season with 36 points and 17 rebounds; she accomplished the feat before halftime, with 15 points and 10 rebounds in the first half. Gustafson has now scored 20 or more points 16 times this season, scoring 30 or more points five times.
Thursday’s win marked the 48th double-double of her career, which tied an Iowa basketball school record for most double-doubles in a career (men or women).
Former Iowa men’s basketball player Kevin Kunnert registered 48 double-doubles from 1971-73.
Kathleen Doyle registered her fourth double-double of the season (11 points, 11 assists). Her 11 assists matched a career high. Coley chipped in with five points and 10 rebounds. Hannah Stewart added seven points, while Makenzie Meyer tallied five points for Iowa (17-6, 5-5 Big Ten).
Sidney Cooks led Michigan State (14-9, 4-6 Big Ten) with 16 points. Branndais Agee added 14 points and Taryn McCutcheon scored 12.