College basketball: Gustafson sparks Iowa past Illini | Other Sports

Megan Gustafson scored 27 points and grabbed 12 rebounds — her 17th double-double in 18 games this season — and No. 22 Iowa rolled at Illinois, 94-75, on Sunday.

Gustafson made all eight of her field-goal attempts in the first half and scored 17 points when Iowa took a 55-45 lead after shooting 72 percent. The Hawkeyes (14-4, 5-2 Big Ten) extended their lead to 14 points after three and led by as many as 22 in the final quarter.

Gustafson, the nation’s scoring leader at 26.1 per game and top Big Ten rebounder at 13.1 coming into Sunday’s game, finished 12-of-14 shooting. Tania Davis added 19 points, Kathleen Doyle 17 and Hannah Stewart 13. The Hawkeyes shot 62 percent, made half of their 22 3-point attempts and outscored the Illini 46-28 in the paint.

Brandi Beasley scored 21 points, Alex Wittinger 20, Arieal Scott 15 with four 3-pointers, and Cierra Rice 11 for Illinois (9-9, 1-6), which lost its fourth straight.


Drake 74, Missouri State 63 — At Des Moines: Brady Ellingson made a career-high seven 3-pointers in matching his personal best of 25 points and leading Drake to victory. Ellingson, a senior, made all but one of his shots from the arc and was 9-of-10 shooting overall for the Bulldogs (14-5, 3-3 Missouri Valley), who improved to 8-1 at home.

Boston College 87, No. 11 Florida State 82 — At Boston: Ky Bowman scored 37 points and Jordan Chatman gave Boston College the lead for good by hitting three straight 3-pointers during a 21-4 run to start the second half.

No. 15 Marquette 79, Providence 68 — At Milwaukee: Sam Hauser scored 25 points, Markus Howard added 24 points and nine rebounds and Marquette rallied past Providence. After honoring former star Dwyane Wade with a celebration that included a halftime tribute, Marquette (16-3, 5-1 Big East) surged and improved to 13-0 at home.

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