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SOUTH DAKOTA STATE beats INDIANA to advance in WNIT:

Final Score: 60-53

Megan Vogel had 14 points to lead all scorers.

South Dakota State used 17 offensive rebounds to outscore IU 16-9 on second chance points.
The Jackrabbits also made 21 free throws to the Hoosiers’ 15.

Hoosiers finish the season 19-14 and SDSU (25-5) moves on to the quarterfinals against the winner of Oregona and Wyoming, currently at halftime.

Nikki Smith attempted 8 free throw attempts to give her 192 on the year, tied for second best single season with Kameelah Morgan (1998-99). Her 67 made 3s is the third highest for an IU season.

Kim Roberson’s 6 steals gave her 86 for the season, just four shy of the second best IU single year mark, and Whitney Thomas’ 12 rebounds gave her 280 for the year, two shy of Jill Chapman’s 2001-02 fourth best IU single season mark.


Hoosiers have no reserves left on bench but must foul SDSU to stop the clock.

59-53 SDSU.


1:00 minute
IU down 57-53.

Whitney Thomas and Kim Roberson have folued out, leaving Hoosiers with just five players.

Hoosiers lost a crucial possession when freshman Jamie Braun got trapped in a corner right by the IU bench. She slid out of bounds and tried to call timeout but was ruled out of play.


about 3 minutes to go
Kim Roberson hits 1 of 2 free throws after earning a jump ball possession on SDSU inbounds pass. Indiana trails, 52-51.

4:10 to go…Hoosiers down 52-48. Whitney Thomas and Kim Roberson both have 4 fouls.

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IU regains lead on Leah Enterline free throw with about 5 minutes to go. Kim Roberson has 4 fouls, but Hoosiers up 47-46.

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Hoosiers down two, 46-44 with 8 minutes to go.

Nikki Smith and Whitney Thomas both have 10 points, while Megan Vogel has 11 for South Dakota State.

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SECOND HALF:

Jackrabbits are outrebounding IU 33-19 and now lead Hoosiers 44-40 with 11:51 to go. Maria Boever has 10 boards for SDSU.

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SECOND HALF ACTION:

15:37 to go in game.

Sarah McKay hits a three pointer after missing twice and keeps Indiana tied at 38-38.

Still no double digit scorers.

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14 different players have scored after one half and none have reached double digits…Hoosiers lead Jackrabbits 31-28.

High scorer is Nikki Smith with nine points. Freshman Shanice Billington is the only one of IU’s seven available players that hasn’t scored.

Hoosiers outshot South Dakota State 44.4 percent to 29.6 and forced 14 turnovers (IU had 11).
Leah Enterline has 4 steals.

Hoosiers led by 13 at one point.

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Nikki Smith has three first half 3-pointers and 67 on the year. That is the 3rd most in a single IU season. 29-25 Hoosiers with 1:50 to go.

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IU timeout with 4:50 to go in first half:

SDSU now down just 4 after Andrea Verdegan three pointer, her first points of the game.

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South Dakota State trails IU by seven, but is 8 for 8 from the free throw line. They have 12 turnovers with a few minutes remaining in the first half.

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Nikki Smith hits second three and now six have scored as Hoosiers lead 20-11 with 8 minutes to go….

Roberson gets a steal and easy layup right after…24-11 with 7 minutes to go.

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Hoosiers are mixing it up, spreading 12 points among five players. Each team already has 7 turnovers with 11:20 to go in first half.

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Hoosiers decent start through first five minutes. Hold SDSU to one three pointer by leading scorer Megan Vogel.

Nikki Smith has a three, among eight total points as Hoosiers lead by five.

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Info on Indiana game tonight at 8 p.m. WNIT Third Round

Hoosiers (19-13) tip off in an hour at South Dakota State (24-5) in Brookings, S.D.

SDSU outscores opponents 72.0 ppg to 57.3
IU holds slim edge on opponents 67.7 to 65.3

The Big Ten is 5-0 against Independent teams this season. Next year, SDSU will join the Mid-Continent Conference.

This is the first time these two teams have played. Indiana is 2-3 in WNIT road games. They beat Indiana State by six points last season but lost by three at eventual runner up Marquette.

The Jackrabbits have won 13 games in a row and are 13-1 at home this year.