Bradley (1-1 overall) struggled offensively in the first half, shooting 28.1 percent and the Braves committed 11 turnovers in the first 20 minutes of play. Iowa (3-0 overall) scored 19 first-half points off turnovers and took a 20-point lead into the break at 44-24. Kamille Wahlin sparked an 18-4 Hawkeye run with one of her two first-half three-pointers and paced Iowa in the first half with 11 points and three assists.
The Braves improved to 40 percent shooting in the second half, but Iowa also warmed up to 54 percent and outscored Bradley 47-29 in the second stanza. Iowa committed just nine turnovers and came away with 17 steals in the team's home opener.
Senior Raisa Taylor (Decatur, Ill./Eisenhower) led Bradley in scoring with 18 points, while sophomore guard Katie Yohn (Elgin, Ill./St. Edward) added 10 points. The Braves shot 33.3 percent from the field, compared to 46 percent for the Hawkeyes. Iowa also made BU pay from the line, making 25-of-33 free throw attempts (75.8 percent).
Jaime Printy scored 12 points in the second half en route to a game-high 21 to lead Iowa and was one of five Hawkeyes in double figures. Wahlin finished with 17 points, five assists and three steals while Kachine Alexander chipped in with a double-double (14 points and 10 boards).Bradley returns to action Friday when the Braves host Illinois at 7:05 p.m. at Renaissance Coliseum