IUWBB: Minnesota at Indiana

FINAL: Indiana 78, Minnesota 62. Gophers drop to 0-3 in conference. Hoosiers at 2-1, 12-4 overall.

6:44 (4Q): Alexis Gassion with an and-1 layup on a runner, then she converts on a transition bucket. That gives her 23 points, which is a career high. Hoosiers lead 66-48. 

END OF THIRD: Indiana 57, Minnesota 43. The Gophers cut five points off the halftime advantage. Hoosiers can’t let off gas pedal yet. Alexis Gassion leads with 18 points. Tyra Buss with 13.

4:20 (3Q); Hoosiers up 51-34. 

HALFTIME: Indiana 42, Minnesota 23. Dysfunctional offensive performance by Gophers. Minnesota has 12 turnovers, shot 31 percent. Hoosiers on point. Hit 7-of-12 from 3.

Gassion with 12. Buss with 10. Amanda Cahill only played two minutes because of two early fouls.

3:24 (2Q): Hoosiers lead 34-18. Utter domination. Minnesota is shooting 7-of-25. Hoosiers 6-of-10 from 3. Alexis Gassion with 12 points.

END OF FIRST: Indiana 17, Minnesota 6. Tyra Buss leads IU with eight points, two 3s. Minnesota’s offense not what you would call functional in that first quarter. Eight turnovers, 2-of-15 from the floor.

5:40 (1Q): Minnesota averages 22.5 turnovers per game, and the Golden Gophers have four thus far. That fourth leads to a 3 in the corner by Ria Gulley (Tyra Buss hit a 3 from that same corner a few moments earlier). Hoosiers lead, 11-3.

Starters remain the same: Gs Tyra Buss, Alexis Gassion and Karlee McBride and Fs Amanda Cahill and Jenn Anderson.

Indiana will face off with Minnesota at Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall tonight. The Golden Gophers (9-6, 0-2 Big Ten) are winless in conference, but those losses came to No. 11 Ohio State and No. 3 Maryland. The Hoosiers (11-4, 1-1 B1G) look to rebound after a loss to the Buckeyes on Saturday. Check back for updates, or follow on Twitter, @Jon_Blau.

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