Indiana advances to the WNIT’s round of 16 with a 71-53 win over Saint Louis.
Amanda Cahill led the Hoosiers with 17 points. Tyra Buss finished with 15, and Alexis Gassion added 14.
IU (22-10) now has the most wins in a single season in program history. The Hoosiers will host the winner of SMU-Abilene Christian at Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall at 7 p.m. Thursday,
In the first quarter, the Billikens outpaced the Hoosiers, with junior point guard Jackie Kemph leading the fastbreak attack. Kemph’s seven first-quarter points pushed Saint Louis out to a 18-15 advantage through 10 minutes of play.
IU was able to completely shut down Saint Louis in the second quarter. The Billikens shot 2-of-13 from the field of the second quarter and went more than eight minutes without scoring a point. At the same time, the Hoosiers went 8-of-12 from the floor and strung together 21 unanswered points.
That stretch secured a 40-22 halftime lead for the Hoosiers. The Billikens’ one-two combination of Sadie Stipanovich and Kemph were a combined 5-of-15 from the floor, and they each had three turnovers.