Duke upsets No. 9 Iowa in biggest win of Kara Lawson era

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Despite a big night from Caitlin Clark, the Duke Blue Devils powered past the ninth-ranked Iowa Hawkeyes 79-64 for the biggest win of Kara Lawson’s tenure at Duke.

It was a team effort from the Blue Devils, who had a massive 29 bench points to the Hawkeyes’ two.

Freshman Shayeann Day-Wilson led the way for Duke with 19 points, four rebounds and four steals as nine different players got on the score sheet. Celeste Taylor had 17 points and a team-high 13 rebounds to secure her second straight and sixth career double-double.

Iowa had just five players score points as Caitlin Clark and Monika Czinano had 22 and 21 points respectively.

The Blue Devils held the Hawkeyes to shooting just 15.8 percent from the three-point line. It’s the lowest point total of the season thus far for the Hawkeyes.

Duke’s win was the first for an unranked team over a top-10 team this NCAA season.