IUWBB: Hoosiers take down No. 20 Michigan, 72-61

Indiana got the “signature” win it was looking for Thursday with a 72-61 victory over No. 20 Michigan at Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall.

Tyra Buss led the Hoosiers (18-8, 8-5 Big Ten) with 21 points and seven assists. Three other Hoosiers finished in double figure, including Amanda Cahill (15), Karlee McBride (13) and Alexis Gassion (10). Cahill also pulled down 12 rebounds.

Indiana shot 46 percent from the field, despite a 3-of-11 fourth quarter where the Wolverines were able to reduce the lead to 10 points. IU led by as many as 23 points, and came out ahead 19 through three quarters.

For the game, Michigan shot 41 percent from the field, but 6-foot-5 sophomore Hallie Thome was limited to 10 points on 4-of-10 shooting. Katelynn Flaherty finished with a game-high 23 points. 

2 comments

  1. This was a magnificent effort by our girls. Our defense again was the main attribute in this victory. Shutting down Hallie Throne in the paint was a decisive contribution to defeating Michigan which was the main job for Jenn Anderson with double team help from Amanda Cahill. The Wolverines only hit 4 of 19 three pointers in the game. We scored 19 points off of their 17 turnovers.
    Offensively we shot 50% from the field and hit 7 of 19 three point attempts. We assisted on 19 of 26 baskets. Buss lead us with 21 points and 7 assists along with 3 steals. Cahill with 15 points, 12 rebounds and 6 assists was instrumental in the win. Alexis Gassion had 10 points and 7 rebounds. Karlee McBride finally had a good shooting night with 13 points off the bench.
    This was an incredibly important win not only in the conference by allowing us to hang on to 4th place for the double bye in the conference tournament but, it also has huge NCAA Tournament implications for seeding purposes when we make the tournament. We now have to take care of business on the road Sunday at Nebraska. Go Hoosiers!!

  2. The defensive plan was on the money as the girls carried it out again to a T. Besides the defense though our shooting eye came back which didnt hurt. But as Moren had a dig about it was the lack of fans for such a big game and I totally agree. Another stat that came out that I wasnt aware of was that Mich. is the #1 three pt shooting team in the country and we held them to 21% shooting and that was major. Flaherty is the real deal and even though we shut down her 3 pt shooting for the most part she still scored 23 pts. One thing at Neb . they will have a nice crowd even though the team is having a down year. In fact Neb is in the top 20 in womens atendance at #16 and Purdue is #7. so whats the problem with IU fans that they cant get behind the women, especially since the men are crap and the women are doing so well.

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