Melissa Dixon scored seven of her game-high 27 points in the final 1:22 as No. 25 Iowa came back to defeat 22nd-ranked and previously unbeaten Syracuse 97-91 in the Big Ten/ACC challenge Thursday night.
Jordan Hooper recorded her Big Ten-leading ninth double-double with 22 points and 15 rebounds, and Nebraska (No. 21 ESPN/USA Today, No. 19 AP) held off Iowa's late comeback attempt for a 60-53 victory Thursday night.
For football lovers like me, this weekend's NFL divisional playoff games can't come fast enough. But while we wait it out, counting down the hours, at least there are some good Big Ten hoops battles to help pass the time.