IUWBB: No. 3 Maryland at Indiana

FINAL: Maryland 92, Indiana 56. Not much to say in that second half. Amanda Cahill led the Hoosiers with 16 points. Junior Tyra Buss’ streak of 59 consecutive games in double figures comes to an end. She produces seven points on 2-of-17 shooting.

6:10 (3Q): Maryland leads 55-27. Hoosiers yet to score this quarter.

HALFTIME: Maryland 46, Indiana 27. Tyra Buss misses a layup, with Brionna Jones defending, to end half. She’s 1-of-10 from field

Buss has two points. She is at risk of having her streak of 59 consecutive games in double figures ending today. Amand Cahill leads the Hoosiers with 11 points and five rebounds. Jenn Anderson with six. Hoosiers shot 35 percent in the first half, including 1-of-9 from 3.

Shatori Walker-Kimbrough with 14 points. Brionna Jones with 11. 

1:27 (2Q): Amanda Cahill scores on two straight possessions. One a baseline jumper, one on a cut to the basket. Long way, away, though. 43-27

4:40 (2Q): Dead quiet in Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall. The Terps are putting it on the Hoosiers right now. It’s 38-17. Hoosiers started the game 4-of-8 from the field. They have hit 4-of-19 since.

END OF FIRST: Maryland 27, Indiana 13. Hoosiers shot 6-of-19 from the floor and 1-of-6 from 3. Maryland has assisted on seven of their 10 baskets. Hit 10-of-18 from the field. Nine for Brionna Jones.

3:30 (1): Wow. Maryland can get up on you in a hurry. Walker-Kimbrough long jumper. Small 3. Jones in transition. IU trails 18-9,

4:43 (1): Indiana keeping it tight. The Hoosiers trail 11-9. Amanda Cahill hit a 3 from the corner to tie it 7-7. Karlee McBride hit a transition layup to give IU a brief lead. Then Brionna Jones proves why she is so hard to guard. She’s doubled, dumps a pass off for an open layup. Next possession, she rams through Kym Royster, is fouled, then hits two free throws. She hits 74 percent from the line.

Indiana will face No. 3 Maryland on a nationally televised game at Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall. The game will be broadcast on ESPN2. The Hoosiers (15-7, 5-4 Big Ten) are looking for a big win to boost their NCAA tournament resume, and the Terrapins (22-1, 10-0) look to remain undefeated in conference play. Check back here for updates, or follow along on Twitter, @Jon_Blau.


  1. I have always loved the way Gassion has played and represented IU ladies. I really consider her to have high athletic bb skills. I know IU ladies are struggling some this entire season and have not gotten over the hump this big ten season. Maryland just really neutralizes Gassion’s bb athletic skills by their own superior bb athletic skills. This is pretty much true for the whole team of IU ladies. What I noticed when Purdue played Maryland knowing the ability of Maryland is the high athletic ability of Purdue getting up and down the floor. Against Maryland Purdue was able to run and make some plays but did not hit enough shots plus attrition won out. Purdue could be really good next year. It looks like this year’s young Purdue team has parts in place to be one of the top 2 or 3 teams in big ten next year (2017-18). Of course I said (or I was just hoping) the same thing for IU ladies this year. I wish the IU ladies hold themselves together and win a few more games in regular season and big ten tournament to get a solid NIT bid. IU ladies have more recruiting work to do even though T.Moren has done a good solid job thus far in her short time at IU.

  2. I agree with tv announcer T.Buss and (for that matter) IU ladies legs are kinda gone and not under them. Not just this game but recently IU ladies look a little slow to the ball, trouble scoring both inside and outside, and tired.

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