Gustafson lifts Iowa past South Dakota
Megan Gustafson was on target Saturday at Carver-Hawkeye Arena.
The All-Big Ten sophomore center scored a career-high 33 points on 15 of 16 shooting in a 78-73 victory over South Dakota in the second round of the WNIT.
Gustafson, who added 13 rebounds for her 17th double-double of the season, made her last 14 shots of the game.
"We teased her, 'What's wrong with you missing that shot?'" Iowa coach Lisa Bluder said.
"I don't even know what to say about Megan anymore," Bluder added after her 698th career victory. "Amazing. She is an incredible human being, too. She's fun to be around and is always positive."
Gustafson set school and arena records for field-goal accuracy (minimum 15 made field goals).
"I know my teammates did a good job of setting me up," Gustafson said.
Iowa moves on to face the winner of Sunday's South Dakota State-Colorado game. The date and site will be announced later.
Kathleen Doyle had seven assists for Iowa, giving her 138 on the season to break Samantha Logic's freshman record of 136. Senior Ally Disterhoft, who became Iowa's all-time scoring leader Thursday, scored 10 points while Hannah Stewart added 11 on 5 of 6 shooting.
The Hawkeyes (19-13) shot 50 percent in all to hold off South Dakota (23-9).