IUWBB: Indiana vs. Saint Louis, WNIT

FINAL: Indiana 71, Saint Louis 53.

6:00 (4Q): Hoosiers in total control. Some different lineups featuring Tia Elbert/Darby Foresman/Bre Wickware/Kym Royster.

END OF THIRD QUARTER: Indiana 59, Saint Louis 41.

6:11 (3Q): Timeout. Hoosiers lead 46-31 following drive, layup off glass by Gassion. She joins Buss (11) and Cahill (14) in double figures with 10.

HALFTIME: Indiana 40, Saint Louis 22. Billikens were tough in that first quarter, but Hoosiers win the second by a 25-4 margin. Saint Louis went 1-of-12 in the final nine minutes of the first half (shot 2-of-13, overall, in the second quarter).

Amanda Cahill leads the Hoosiers with 11 points. Tyra Buss with 10. Alexis Gassion with eight. 

Sadie Stipanovich and Jackie Kemph are a combined 5-of-15 from the floor in the first half. 

8:03 (2Q): Alexis Gassion is 2-of-3 from 3-point range, and she ties it up at 20-all. Crowd comes to its feet, knowing IU needs a stop. The Hoosiers get the stop they need. On other end, crowd on its feet when Karlee McBride sinks a 3. Home-court advantage matters. It’s 23-20, IU.

END OF FIRST: Saint Louis 18, Indiana 15. Jackie Kemph leads all scorers with seven points. IU is missing a lot of shots,  from not so far away. The Hoosiers are 6-of-21 from the field.

3:12 (1Q): Hoosiers are out to a 4-of-13 start from the field. Saint Louis holds a 12-10 lead, with Jackie Kemph pushing the ball up the court. She has seven points.

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Indiana will host Saint Louis at Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall in the WNIT’s second round. Saint Louis is assistant Glenn Box’s former program. Should be an interesting game, as a victory would give IU a new program record in wins (22). Check back here for updates, or follow along on Twitter, @Jon_Blau.