Indiana dropped another road game Thursday in an 84-70 loss to North Carolina State.
But the Hoosiers receive one spectacular performance from junior guard Tyra Buss, who posted a career-high 38 points. That is the fourth-best scoring performance in program history.
The Hoosiers (4-3) have now lost their last three games on the road, including defeats to Western Kentucky and Auburn. This loss, however, was much different from the one to Auburn, where IU blew a 17-point, fourth-quarter lead.
Trailing 60-41 in the third quarter, the Hoosiers went on a 15-0 run to cut NC State’s lead to 60-56 with 7:12 left in the final period. Buss, who finished 10-of-14 from the field and 14-of-15 from the free throw line, hit two freebies to pull IU within three, 61-58, with 6:03 remaining.
But the Hoosiers couldn’t sustain enough offense to close on the Wolfpack. The home team was led by Dominique Wilson’s 23 point. Jennifer Mathurin scored 19, and Miah Spencer finished with 17.