IUWBB: Indiana beats Penn State, 72-66

Indiana locked down on the defensive end and beat Penn State, 72-66, on Monday at Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall.

IU allowed PSU to score only two points through the first 6 minutes and 20 seconds of the final period, with defensive stops leading to scores on the other end. That helped the Hoosiers build an 11-point lead after trailing 45-44 heading into the fourth.

Tyra Buss led the Hoosiers with 21 points. Alexis Gassion had a well-rounded stat line of 12 points, seven rebounds and five assists. Amanda Cahill produced 11 points and 11 rebounds. Jenn Anderson also had 11 points.

IU shot only 2-of-15 from 3-point range, but their defense efforts limited PSU to 36.5 percent shooting from the field.

There were a couple of scares, however. One involved Anderson, who went down hard with what looked like a right leg injury. She did walk off under her own power after writhing in pain for an extended period of time.

Then Teniya Page made things interesting by hitting a 3 with 51.7 second left to bring PSU within four, 63-59. But the Hoosiers made stops and hit 9-of-10 from the line to hold on. IU hit 28-of-32 from the free throw line on the night.  

5 comments

  1. IU ladies were a little so so flat. A couple assists from stripes. Win is a win and they will take it. T.B. played pretty well. J.A. played pretty well.

  2. Very tough game tonight. Really hard to beat a team twice in the same year. We did not shoot the ball well (42%), had many open 3 pointers that simply wouldn’t drop. Made up for it at the free throw line with 28 out of 32. We assisted on 14 of our 21 baskets. We held Penn St. to 36 % shooting with an excellent defensive effort. Although Teniya Page scored 22 points, she had to take 24 shots to do it thanks to the stellar defense by Alexis Gassion! Gassion also had 12 points , 4 rebounds, 7 assists, 2 blocks and 2 steals in a super all around effort. Amanda Cahill had another double-double with 11 points and 11 rebounds. IU only hit 2 of 15 three point attempts. Jenn Anderson had her 4th consecutive double figure game with 11 points to go along with 5 rebounds. All in all it was a tough gritty game from the start and we gutted it out. Now it’s on to Wisconsin to try to continue this win streak. Go Hoosiers!!

  3. We were a little flat to start the game but that is expected after the emotional drain of the purdue game. Cahil had a double double but threw the ball away 3 or 4 times. Gassion did what she could with Page and yes it was a little touch and go there at the end , but hey we got the win so now on to Wis.

  4. Ria Gulley, #5 leads the team in 3 point percentage (14 of 33, 42.4%), and she made the defensive play of the game last night by blocking a layup by a player about six inches taller then her.
    Interesting stat –> Alexis Gassion LEADS the big ten in assist/turnover ratio (92 assists, 28 turnovers).
    Buss, Cahill, Anderson, and Gassion are scattered all over the BigTen stats page.
    http://www.bigten.org/library/stats/wbb-confldrs.html
    Glad we muddled through against Penn State. There will be nights like that….

  5. Dont look now but the latest “bracketology” shows IU no where to be seen in the upcoming tournament. Iowa is in it with a worse record. Right now only 5 teams are in. This is all subject to change, but it should let IU know they better get it in gear and win a couple road games per Wis. Mich St.

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