No. 23 Indiana opened its season with an 87-58 exhibition win over Indianapolis on Sunday.
Sophomore forward Kym Royster led all scorers with 18 points. Tyra Buss added 16.
IU shot out to a 17-0 lead with 6:09 left in the first quarter, fueled by 6-of-6 shooting to start the game. But the Hoosiers cooled considerably, leading 26-18 at the end of the period. Up 39-28 with 4:35 remaining in the second quarter, IU went on a 14-0 run to end the half and lead 53-28.
The third quarter was more worrisome. After turning the ball over five times in the first half, the Hoosiers committed six errors in the third quarter and only outscored the Greyhounds by four points in the second half.
Along with her point total, Royster had eight boards, six on the offensive end. Amanda Cahill and Tyshee Towner, with 10 points apiece, and Karlee McBride, with 11, finished in double figures for the Hoosiers.