Alexis Gassion needed 18 points to reach 1,000 for her career at Indiana.
The senior guard got exactly that, reaching the mark late in the fourth quarter of IU’s 79-45 win over UMass Lowell. Junior Tyra Buss, who was honored before the game for becoming the fastest to reach the 1,000-point mark, finished with 14. Amanda Cahill had 15 points.
The River Hawks (0-5) offered little resistance to the Hoosiers, who were looking to recover to following a road loss to Western Kentucky on Saturday. UMass Lowell turned the ball over 32 times, and IU was able to score 38 points off of turnovers, including 22 fast-break points.
IU (4-1) shot 47.8 percent from the field, but only 11-of-23 from the free throw line.