IUWBB: Home win streak snapped by No. 13 OSU in 92-82 defeat

Indiana couldn’t keep up with No. 13 Ohio State’s blistering offensive pace Saturday in a 92-82 loss at Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall.

The loss snapped IU’s 20-game home winning streak, which dates back to last year’s unblemished campaign at the Hall. The Hoosiers (11-4, 1-1 Big Ten) shot 39.1 percent from the field, including a 26.3-percent first quarter as the Buckeyes shot out to a 29-14 lead.

Amanda Cahill was one of IU’s few consistent shooters on the afternoon. She hit 10-of-17 from the field, including 4-of-6 from 3, and finished with a team-high 28 points to go with nine rebounds. Kelsey Mitchell led OSU with 31 points. Stephanie Mavunga finished with 14 points and 17 rebounds.

OSU (12-4, 2-0 B1G) shot 50.7 percent for the game. The Buckeyes led by 26 points with 8:05 left in the third quarter, but the Hoosiers did fight back. In fact, IU outscored OSU by nine points in the second half.


  1. First of all we had a GREAT crowd tonight! The game was basically decided in the first quarter with IU trailing 29-14 at the buzzer. We could never get control of our offense from poor shooting from the floor. Coming into this game IU was the # 4 team in the country by shooting 50% from the floor but, tonight we shot 39% from the floor. We simply couldn’t hit shots that we have been hitting all year long. When you are playing a great team like Ohio St., poor shooting just cripples your chance of winning. We were killed on the boards by a 35 to 23 margin. The rebounding margin and the poor shooting from the floor were the deciding factors in the game. Most of the other stats were even. Amanda Cahill played another great game despite foul trouble by scoring a career high of 28 points and missed another double-double by one rebound. Her play continues to be as strong as ever! Tyra Buss although having a tough night from the floor shooting handed out 9 assists. Her drives to the basket were met with very physical play by the buckeyes with very few fouls being called.
    Ohio St, is one of the most talented teams in the country to say the least. They are big, athletic and very deep and they have as talented a player in Kelsey as there is in the country. After watching this game I am convinced that if we could have shot the ball better from the field we would have been in it at the end. Darby Forseman and Ria Gulley were both sick tonight and not able to dress which hurt us a bunch really limiting our depth. Our kids need to get healthy and be ready to start another long home court winning streak. Go Hoosiers!!

  2. IU could not buy a basket in the first quarter. OSU defense was very solid and physical. It seemed that IU ladies knew they had very small margin for error. To me it got into their shooting heads (feeling pressure) kinda wishing shots to go in and they did not fall. Of course this was due to OSU is more athletic, physical, and they were shooting exceptionally well especially the first quarter including 3’s. They were on fire. I really can’t imagine they hit some of the long shots they hit every game.

  3. Too bad we were so cold from the field in the first half and got in the big hole. Almost seemed we were intimidated by the opponent and the pressure from national exposure. Those shots werent just off they were way off and you had buss missing layups that normally were made. I was truly afraid of this blowup , shooting so hot at Penn St and then couldnt hit the broad side of barn against ohio st. We could only go 7 deep because of sickness and injuries, but I dont think it would have mattered as this was one of those off days for IU. Like was mentioned in the post game had those early shots had gone down might have been a different game. At least we have come a long ways from the 54 pt loss of two years ago. Now lets move on and get ready for Minn. on wed.

  4. One other item I forgot to mention was how badly Mavunga hurt us. She had 14 pts and 17 rebounds. Seemed she was often there for the offensive put back , was not blocked out, on the other side of things seemed Jenn was often blocked out from getting reb .

  5. Today I watched maryland at minn. womens game and minn. gave them all they wanted trailing only by 6 at half and 7 after 3 qtrs. Several times cut it to 1. The difference they made shots where we didnt. We have to be especially careful on the perimeter . Wagner was red hot hitting several 3 ptrs. It could be a tough game for us.

  6. A few questions for our more knowledgeable womens fans as I have been out of the country. Is D.W. still around? Will Amber Deane play anytime soon? We had nine girls in the box score vs. Ohio State. Someone said we were only 7 deep. Which two girls aren’t good enough to give us some minutes? We should have no trouble with Minnesota at home as mighty Belmont went to Minnesota and led the entire game only to lose by one at the end. This was without one of their better players and best shooter. She used to play at IU. As far as Ohio State goes, they play hard when they feel like it. Top 5 talent but could lose to anyone in the Big Ten on any given night. Linnae Harper and Kelsey Mitchell have no love for one of our players which explains their fast start. Curt Miller seems to be tweeting a lot about our team. I guess he knows what our five starters have in common.
    Last question.
    I know we are defense-oriented. Why is someone who can’t guard anyone and is shooting around 25% starting? We need to develop some of Coach moren’s recruits and play them.

  7. Nathan, since you seem to be asking for help, I will attempt to provide some answers that may or may not help you? I assume that D.W. is Danielle Williams? She was a project when she was recruited and remains a project. She has very little mobility and I doubt that she will ever get to where she needs to be to be an effective player? She was recruited the summer before Moren’s first year when she came into the job late and was trying to fill out the roster for the upcoming season when there was not a lot to choose from. Amber Deane has been injured and Moren said in the pre-game before the Ohio St, game that Deane may be ready to play against Minnesota? Ria Gulley and Darby Forseman were both sick with the flu and did not dress for Ohio St..
    Your statement about Ohio St. possibly losing to anyone in the Big 10 is comical. There are probably 2 teams in the big 10 that can beat Ohio St., obviously Maryland and possibly Northwestern which I believe is playing Ohio St. this week? Ohio State’s talent is among the top 5 teams in the country.
    As Debbie Antanellie (spell?) said during the Ohio St.-U-Conn game and the IU game, Ohio St. is final 4 worthy! I think she knows as much about women’s college basketball than most people. Wheather you respect my opinion or not, that is up to you but, Debbie knows her stuff, you should respect her opinion.

  8. Personally Im thinking the best team in the B1G is now Ohio State. Maryland had way too much trouble at Minn. BTW Mike you are correct Ohio State is at Northwestern tonight,[ TUES] a game worth watching, its on BTN.

  9. One other comment about the upcoming Minnesota game tomorrow night, Steve, this may be a tougher game that some think. The Gophers have a player that just became eligible at the mid-season mark after transferring from Iowa St. Her name is Byanna Fernstrom who is 6 ‘ 5″ and a real load inside. She has changed the dynamic of their team. She played her first game this year against Maryland this past week and was a major reason that game was close. She gave them fits inside against the Terrapin’s huge front line. She will be a major problem for us inside. I have seen her play several times when she was at Iowa St., she is a very good player. Don’t expect this to be a walk in the park. Go Hoosiers!!

  10. Mike- Fernstrom will be a challenge inside and she will get points, Jenn will need to play smart. But anyone who saw Wagner play against the terps will know she could be the key , we have to keep her in check, we cannot give her open looks, and yes as Ive said before this game could be a tough close game. You cant judge by what they did earlier in the season without the transfer. We are in agreement on that.

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