IUWBB: Valparaiso at Indiana

FINAL: Indiana 87, Valparaiso 58.

4:14 (4Q): We had an all-bench lineup at one point. Cahill, Gassion and Buss subbed back in when they turn it over four times. It’s 81-50, IU. 

END OF THIRD: Indiana 72, Valpo 32.

3:47 (3Q): Tyra Buss has dished a couple beauties . Dart to Amanda Cahill in transition, next a dime to Kym Royster underneath.

HALFTIME: Indiana 42, Valparaiso 22. IU shot 54.2 percent from the field. A lot of mid-range jumpers. Gassion still has 15 points. A nice 4-to-1 assist to turnover ratio (12 to 3) for the Hoosiers today. 

4:51 (2Q):  Timeout. Hoosiers lead 30-15. Alexis Gassion leads all scorers with 15 points, 6-of-10 shooting. She’s cleaning up on mid-range jumpers near the baseline.

END OF FIRST: Indiana 22, Valparaiso 9. Alexis Gassion leads the Hoosiers with nine points.

1:46 (1Q): Another 7-0 run for the Hoosiers, including a quarterback pass to Tyra Buss, then fed to Tyshee Towner in transition. Then a 3 from Karlee McBride, and a nice baseline jumper by Gassion. It’s 18-6, IU. 

4:31 (1Q): Valparaiso’s first bucket came on a third-chance opportunity, a jumper at the shot-clock buzzer. Hoosiers go on a 7-0 run after it was tied 4-all early. Alexis Gassion with a 3. Amanda Cahill scoring in the post. It’s 11-6, IU. 

Indiana will go with the same starters: Gs Tyra Buss, Alexis Gassion and Karlee McBride and Fs Amanda Cahill and Jenn Anderson.
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