With 1:17 to play, the Hawkeyes were losing 64-61 to the same Boilermaker team that had beaten them by 11 points on Jan. 29 in West Lafayette, Ind. However, this time Iowa converted a steal by Shanda Berry into a basket, and blocked shots by Franthea Price and Robin Christian into a basket and a free throw for the winning margin. "We played it safe in the game at Purdue, and we lost," said Price. "I figured it was either now or later, and it would have been too late later, so I did it then."
Both teams seem destined to get NCAA bids. Purdue was 18-3 at week's end, while Iowa, 20-3, was in line to make its third straight trip to the NCAA tournament as either the Big Ten champion or cochampion.
With a 75-52 loss to Central Connecticut on Saturday, Brooklyn College suffered its 55th straight defeat to break the NCAA record for consecutive losses in any sport. The old mark was set between 1979 and '82 by the Kalamazoo College women's basketball team.... Actor Robby Benson, onetime star of the basketball flick One on One and a visiting instructor in South Carolina's department of theater and speech, wrote and produced a rap song for the Lady Gamecocks last semester.
[This article contains a table. Please see hardcopy of magazine or PDF.]