Indiana advanced to the final eight in the WNIT with a 64-44 win over SMU at Simon Skjodt Arena.
The Hoosiers (23-10) were propelled by balanced scoring, including 17 for senior Karlee McBride, 10 for junior Amanda Cahill and . IU will play in quarterfinals at Sunday at 2 p.m. at Assembly Hall.
IU will play Villanova.
Indiana forced SMU to take jump shots, and those weren’t falling in the first half. The Mustangs hit 1-of-15 from the floor in the first quarter and fell behind 12-4. In the first half, Kiara Perry finished 4-of-9 from the floor, but, outside of SMU’s junior guard, the Mustangs were 3-of-23 from the field.
IU led by 17 points midway through the second quarter, but SMU scored eight of the final 10 points of the period, including a layup with 13 seconds left, and cut the halftime deficit to 27-17.