Ohio State at IU women

FINAL
Aulani Sinclair leads Indiana with a career-high 27 points. No other Hoosier in double figures, but Jasmine McGhee had nine points and 12 rebounds, while Sasha Chaplin added six points and 11 rebounds. BUCKEYES 73, HOOSIERS 55

SECOND HALF
7:07: Whatever had Ohio State stuck in neutral during the first half is long gone, and Buckeyes are racing away from Indiana. BUCKEYES 57, HOOSIERS 38

11:50: Ohio State just leaking out on makes or misses, especially Tayler Hill, and getting layups at the other end. Lead was 16 before five quick Indiana points moments ago. BUCKEYES 46, HOOSIERS 35

15:16: Indiana missed its first six shots of the half and went nearly four and a half minutes without scoring as Ohio State blitzed the Hoosiers with a 13-0 run. A Milika Taufa putback finally stopped the bleeding a moment ago. BUCKEYES 38, HOOSIERS 28

HALFTIME
Indiana has committed nine turnovers with Ohio State scoring 10 points off of those, but otherwise it’s been a standout effort for the Hoosiers. IU has dominated the backboards, 3-16, including 11 offensive rebounds. Indiana’s Aulani Sinclair has 10 points to lead all scorers, while Jasmine McGhee has seven rebounds. Samantha Prahalis has eight points, four assists and three rebounds to pace Ohio State. HOOSIERS 26, BUCKEYES 25

FIRST HALF
3:44: Indiana has led by as many as eight, and six turnovers are the only thing keeping the lead from hitting double digits. Most of Ohio State’s points have come in transition off steals or blocks. Buckeyes shooting 7-of-25, Hoosiers 8-of-28. HOOSIERS 20, BUCKEYES 16

7:11: Ohio State has just been out of sorts throughout, including a pair of free throw misses by Prahalis. Meanwhile, even when Indiana makes a mistake, it is battling on for loose balls and on the boards (22-9), a big reason why the Hoosiers have the lead. HOOSIERS 17, BUCKEYES 10

12:33: Good start for the Hoosiers, who came out firing starting with Aulani Sinclair’s 3, then back-to-back 17-footers by Sasha Chaplin. Buckeyes are cold (3-of-12), and star point guard Samantha Prahalis has been quiet. HOOSIERS 11, BUCKEYES 6

PREGAME
I’m at Assembly Hall tonight as No. 9 Ohio State visits for a Big Ten women’s basketball clash. The Buckeyes are 19-1 and the highest-ranked team in the conference, but they aren’t in first place as the evening begins with Purdue unbeaten in league play and leading everybody. The Boilermakers knocked off IU here last week, and OSU will look to do the same and at least keep pace. Updates here and on Twitter. Game will also be televised on the Big Ten Network.

4 comments

  1. Again, IU shoots under 30% from the field. The question is, when will coach Jack start recruiting girls who can actually shoot the basketball and score? Her poor recruiting over her 6 years here has given us teams that are consistantly in the bottom 2 teams in the league in field goal percentage. It is a statistical fact! Her leading scorer (McGhee), has one of the worst field goal percentages in the conference for a premier player? More than half of her shots are terribly forced, this comes down to coaching! Againm we need a new coach!

  2. Mike, I will admit I was wrong on Jack. I had interacted with her many times and thought she had the fire and passion to do well at IU. I think she is a great coach but agree recruiting will be her downfall. She found early that when she went after great Indiana recruits that she lost out to ND and Purdue. I agree that the team does not shoot well on a whole but being a season ticket holder and one that was there last night….shots are not forced, they just are not falling. IU dominated OSU last night the first 12-15 minutes and then it was downhill. There is NO Jori Davis that can take a game over this year. Anyway, take care and tgif!!!

  3. A lot of “nice” people get fired. Why should FLJ be any different? What possible reason could the IU AD have to continue giving her this much time with no results? As I’ve said before, if she was lining up really strong recruits giving the team hope for the future it would be different. That’s not happening. Sometimes you have to admit to the obvious and cut your losses. It’s time for IU to make a move and beging the search.

  4. Does anybody have a theory on why IU gave Legette-Jack a contract extension after last season? It seemed baffling at the time and seems even more curious now with IU in the midst of one of the worst seasons in the program’s history.

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