IUWBB: Wisconsin at Indiana

FINAL: Indiana 67, Wisconsin 57

1:13 (4Q): Hoosiers in the bonus, and Tyra Buss hits two free throws to expand lead from four to six. Michala Johnson misses two free throws on the other end. It’s 59-53, IU.

3:03 (4Q): IU leads 57-51, with possession going to Wisconsin following an IU turnover.

END OF THIRD: Indiana 40, Wisconsin 37.

A critical putback by Amanda Cahill on an offensive rebound, putback attempt by Jenn Anderson gives the Hoosiers a lead. Karlee McBride build on that with a wing 3.

4:33 (3Q): Hoosiers have tied it at 35-all. Kym Royster scored on a putback to tie it up.

8:21 (3Q): Tyra Buss came out of the locker room ready. She has all eight of the Hoosiers points this period, including a three-point play, a corner 3 and a layup. Hoosiers trail 33-31.

HALFTIME: Wisconsin 29, Indiana 23.

Karlee McBride and Tyra Buss each have six points for the Hoosiers, while Nicole Bauman and Dakota Whyte each have eight for the Badgers.

A slow start for the Hoosiers offensively. IU shot 2-of-14 from the field in that second quarter, including 1-of-6 from 3. And the Hoosiers are only 2-of-2 from the free throw line. Also, they are being outrebounded 26-14 for the game, with no offensive boards.

2:57 (2Q): Wisconsin holding onto a 28-23 lead, thanks to a 21-10 advantage on the board. Jenn Anderson made life difficult for Michala Johnson on last possession, forcing her into a fade-away jumper, but Avyanna Young was there for a putback.

END OF FIRST: Indiana 16, Wisconsin 16.

Nicole Bauman has eight points, hitting a jumper with time expiring in the quarter. Six turnovers for the Badgers, but they are outrebounding the Hoosiers, 12-6.

4:26 (1Q): Hoosiers lead 10-7 at the first media timeout. Started out on an 8-2 bust for the Hoosiers, including 3s from Karlee McBride and Amanda Cahill. But Cahill has picked up two fouls and has been on the bench since 5:12 remaining in the period.

Wisconsin visits Assembly Hall and Indiana (16-9, 8-5 Big Ten) will try and defend its 11-0 record at home. The Hoosiers remain a game back of Minnesota (17-7, 9-4 B1G) in the conference standings. If the Hoosiers can beat Wisconsin, that will help in their ascent up the Big Ten standings, because the Gophers come to Assembly Hall on Thursday.

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  1. After winning tonight, making 4 wins in a row and 8 of their last 10, the girls keep rolling along. With another excellent defensive effort, we come from behind at halftime to secure another victory. After trailing by 6 at the half, IU held Wisconsin to 4 for 14 from the field allowing us to move ahead at the end of the 3rd quarter 40-37. The other reason we took the lead in the 3rd quarter other than the strong defense was after shooting 30% in the first half, our offense picked up to 44% shooting in the 3rd quarter and we then hit 6 of 10 from the field in the 4th quarter. After being held to 23 points in the first half, we scored 44 points in the second half. Of note is the fact that IU only had 9 turn overs in the game. Wisconsin has one of the top 3 point shooters in the conference in Nicole Bauman who is their leading scorer. She scored all 8 of her points in the first half and was really shut down in the second half by the strong defense of Alexis Gassion with help from her friends. Along with her outstanding defense, Gassion also provided 10 points. Tyra Buss had 24 points and 9 rebounds (just missing her 4th double-double this year) to go along with 5 assists. This is the second game this year that Buss had 9 rebounds in which she has just missed a double-double. Amanda Cahill added 12 points and 7 rebound while fighting foul trouble. Kym Royster added another solid game with 6 points and 2 blocks in 10 minutes of play. Karlee McBride just missed double figures with 9 points on 3 big 3 pointers. We had a nice crowd of 3,362 which again got very loud in the second half.
    Thursday night will be huge when Minnesota comes visiting in a game which will be for 3rd place in the conference. We will be facing Rachel Banhum who earlier this past week scored 60 points against Northwestern tying the NCAA record for most points in a game. She of course broke the Big 10 record with her total in the game. We earlier this year lost by 4 points to Minnesota at their place. A huge crowd could be instrumental in this game, hope to see everybody at the “Hall” on Thursday night!! Go Hoosiers!!

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