Indiana returned home Thursday and hammered Northern Kentucky, 100-49, at Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall.
Six players finished in double figures, led by Karlee McBride’s 16. Two players finished with double-doubles — Alexis Gassion with 10 points and 15 rebounds and Tyra Buss with 14 points and 10 assists.
The Hoosiers (6-3) started the game on a 25-0 run, hitting their first six shots and 11 of their first 13 overall. The lead was 35-5 after one period. The second quarter wasn’t as lopsided — 19-17 in IU’s favor — which may have had something to do with Teri Moren’s slam of the clipboard against the scorer’s table following a timeout.
But even with lulls in their play, the Hoosiers were never in danger. The Norse (2-6) were not able to match up with the Hoosiers, shooting 33.9 percent from the field. They were outrebounded by IU, 49-22.