Wisconsin-Indiana, Live IU WBB

INDIANA (13-8, 6-3) trounces WISCONSIN (10-10, 3-7), 86-62

A decisive win for IU at home over a team that was picked to finish second in the Big Ten before losing six of it’s first seven league games.

Final Stats:
Wisconsin, Jolene Anderson, 23 points (all in second half), 6 rebounds, Mariah Dunham, 9 points, 6 rebounds
Indiana, Whitney Thomas, 16 points, 7 assists (career high), 3 steals, Kim Roberson, 13 points, 6 rebounds, 5 steals, 3 assists, Jamie Braun, 12 points, 9 rebounds, Amber Jackson, 15 points, 2 blocks, Haylie Linn, 15 points

Second Half:

Indiana 48, Wisconsin 25: Whitney Thomas knocks down a pair of free throws with just under 17 minutes to go in the game.

Indiana 52, Wisconsin 28: Timeout with 15;33 to play. Amber Jackson gets a layup to fall for the Hoosiers and freshman Lin Zastrow of the Badgers is whistled for traveling at the other end. That makes 20 turnovers for Wisconsin in this game.

Indiana 54, Wisconsin 30: Jolene Anderson, averaging 19.9 points per outing, scores her first two points on a soft one-handed jumper…14:42 to go

Indiana 56, Wisconsin 36: Anderson makes two quick buckets to bring the Badgers back within 20. She now has six points, all in the second half…13:38 remains

Indiana 63, Wisconsin 39: Nikki Smith’s 3!!! ties her with Cyndi Valentin for third on the Hoosiers’ all-time career list (172).

Indiana 63, Wisconsin 44: Anderson all of a sudden scores on two straight Badger possessions, one a nifty little jump stop shot in the right of the lane and then a nothing but net 3!!! Anderson has 11 points now, all in the second half.

Indiana 69, Wisconsin 49: It’s Anderson again with a deep 3!!!. Anderson has 16 points. Whitney Thomas responds with a jumper from the left corner of the key. Thomas has 16 points as well.

Indiana 78, Wisconsin 55: There’s 3:20 to go in this one and IU has a safe lead. Five Hoosiers have hit double digits in the scoring column.

Hoosier walkon Lydia Serfling checked into the game with just over 2 minutes to go in the ballgame. She gets a warm welcome from the crowd. It sure is a good thing the Hoosiers shut down Jolene Anderson in the first half of this game. The Badger senior has scored 23 points, all after the break.

First Half:

Indiana 9, Wisconsin 4: Jamie Braun fires a 3!!! for the Hoosiers to give them a slight cushion with 15:44 to go in the first half. Whitney Thomas has two early buckets underneath and leads the floor with four points.

Indiana 16, Wisconsin 9: The Badgers’ Janese Banks, from Indianapolis Ben Davis, nails a 3!!! but Kim Roberson answers on the IU end by banking a 3 in off the backboard.

Indiana 21, Wisconsin 12: Haylie Linn steals an errant pass from the Badgers after a Hoosier miss and feeds Kim Roberson for an easy layup. The Badgers have turned the ball over seven times in the first nine minutes of the game.

Indiana 24, Wisconsin 14: Linn buries a 3!!! after Roberson snags a Banks pass on the Badger end. Roberson, who played at Cathedral in Indy, seems to have an eye out for Banks, ripping the ball out of midair while guarding her one-on-one.

Indiana 30, Wisconsin 18: Braun knocks down a 3!!! to builf the Hoosier lead. The Badgers have 11 turnovers with 6:57 left in the first, including four steals by Roberson. Jolene Anderson, the Big Ten’s scoring leader, has zero points on 0-for-1 shooting.

Indiana 33, Wisconsin 20: The unshakable Linn hits another 3!!! and leads the Hoosiers with 11 points.

Indiana 33, Wisconsin 22: Timeout with 3:29 to go in half one. The Badgers are struggling to get any rhythm and cannot keep a secure handle on the basketball.

Indiana 36, Wisconsin 25: Linn again with a 3!!!, pushing her points total to 14, but this time Wisonsin answers with a freshman of their own, Alyssa Karel.

Indiana 42, Wisconsin 25: Thomas finds Braun on a give-and-go and Braun delivers a layup with just one second to spare in the half.

Halftime Stats: Indiana 42, Wisconsin 25:The Badgers have 15 turnovers through one half of play, and Anderson has not scored. A fine defensive effort for the Hoosiers in the game’s first 20 minutes.

Wisconsin, Janese Banks, 5 points, 4 rebounds, Danielle Ward, 2 blocks
Indiana, Haylie Linn, 14 points, Kim Roberson, 11 points, 4 steals, 2 assists, Jamie Braun, 9 points, 6 rebounds, 2 steals