Xavier at Indiana women’s basketball

Kim Roberson had a chance to put IU ahead with 17.8 seconds left, but missed the first half of a 1-and-1, trailing 60-59, and Xavier got the rebound. Two Xavier free throws at 14. 1 stretched that lead to 62-59. Braun had a good look at a 3 with about two seconds left but missed.

Final Xavier 62, Indiana 59


Both teams have gone cold with defensive pressure turned up late in the game. At a timeout with 3:17 left, the score is tied at 55, and IU will be shooting two free throws when play resumes. Jamie Braun, in particular, can’t get a shot to fall (2-of-9) and isn’t on the floor right now.


With 8:30 left, this remains quite a battle. IU guard Whitney Lindsay has tied the game at 49 with a 3.


With two straight 3-pointers, Xavier has pulled ahead 44-41 with 14:05 left. The Hoosiers need to reverse the momentum soon or this is going to be another of those missed opportunities that this program has experienced as Legette-Jack has built her program.


Second half under way with Indiana scoirng the first two. Whitney Thomas just took a big shot to the nose from a Xavier elbow, but foul was called. “Are you kidding me?” Legette-Jack called out to the referees. Thomas in some pain, but she’s staying in. The Hoosier coach is definitely not pleased with the officiating this afternoon. Score: 35-33 IU with 17:01 in the game.


After Indiana dominated early, the Musketeers played more like a ranked team late in the half. With 24 seconds left in the half, though, Xavier’s 6-5 star Ta’Shia Phillips, who has just four points, picked up her third foul. On the same play, Jamie Braun limped off with what looked like might be a sprained ankle.

Halftime: Indiana 26, Xavier 21


IU has missed six straight shots as Xavier has pulled to within 26-21 with 3:43 remaining before halftime.


Soccer update: IU trails 1-0 in the 2nd period against MSU in the Big Ten championship game.

At Assembly Hall, it’s Indiana 23, Xavier 14 with seven minutes left in the first half.


This continues to be the Jori Davis show early, although Whitney Thomas is joining that show. Davis has 10 points and Thomas has five on a spectacular spin move and a 3, as the Hoosiers lead No. 22 Xavier 17-8 with 11:41 left in the half.


At 7-5 Indiana four minutes into the game, Davis has all seven points. Jamie Braun, who didn’t play Friday, did not start today, but is about to enter the game after a time out.


Indiana has jumped out to a 4-0 lead with all four points coming from Jori Davis on a 3-pointer and a free throw.


This place is empty. Perhaps a few hundred fans. Probably the Colts game and maybe the IU soccer team playing for the conference title on the BTN has kept a few people away. This obviously means there’s a huge audience of people at home who couldn’t make the game, but will follow the game on this blog. Welcome.


Both teams are on the court warming up as Indiana (1-0) prepares to play No. 22 Xavier in a second-round game of the Preseason Women’s NIT.

We’ll have updates and discussion as the game gets underway in about 15 minutes.