Iowa at IU women

FINAL: HOOSIERS 76, HAWKEYES 54
Not much to say really, just a dominant performance that keeps Indiana tied for first in the Big Ten as they get ready for a two-game road trip this week.

7:13, SECOND HALF: Megan Skouby now has 13 points for Iowa, but they are way too little, too late. The Hawkeyes have made this much more of a halfcourt game, but have gotten no closer than 21. HOOSIERS 62, HAWKEYES 39

11:33, SECOND HALF: Jamie Braun, Kim Roberson, even Ashlee Mells, keep the Indiana line moving as Iowa just cannot dent the lead despite some better play here in the second half. HOOSIERS 58, HAWKEYES 32

15:59, SECOND HALF: Whitney Thomas adds another 18-footer, but she also has picked up her third and fourth fouls. Iowa has definitely turned up the intensity to start this half, and is looking to get the ball to the 6-6 Skouby, who missed much of the first half with her own foul trouble. HOOSIERS 50, HAWKEYES 26

19:45, SECOND HALF: Whitney Thomas hits a short jumper to start the second half for her 1,000th and 1,001st career points as Indiana continues to dominate. HOOSIERS 44, HAWKEYES 17

HALFTIME: HOOSIERS 42, HAWKEYES 17
Indiana outscores Iowa 14-2 over the final 4:29 of the first half, and this has become a full-fledged beatdown. The Hawkeyes have 12 turnovers and are shooting just 23.8 percent from the field. IU is shooting 50 percent from the field plus 10-of-12 free throws. Jamie Braun has 14 points to lead the Hoosiers. Whitney Thomas has eight points and nine rebounds, and is just a point away from 1,000 in her career.

3:55, FIRST HALF: Indiana’s lead has swelled to 15, but both teams starting to head into foul trouble as whistles are coming quite often as of late. Megan Skouby is playing with two fouls for Iowa, while the same is true for IU’s Kim Roberson. HOOSIERS 30, HAWKEYES 15

7:10, FIRST HALF: Indiana has its biggest lead of the game now after Whitney Thomas scores her first points of the game on a driving layup. HOOSIERS 24, HAWKEYES 11

11:01, FIRST HALF: Iowa pulls within one before IU reels off another 6-0 run, this time all courtesy of Amber Jackson. Whitney Thomas is scoreless, but does have seven rebounds already. HOOSIERS 15, HAWKEYES 8

15:28, FIRST HALF: Indiana roars out of the gates with the first nine points of the game, seven of them from Jamie Braun. Jori Davis also had a jumper, but picked up two fouls. Iowa 6-foot-6 center Megan Skouby also has two fouls in the early going. HOOSIERS 9, HAWKEYES 2

PREGAME

I’m joined courtside for today’s game by illustrious sports editor, Doug Wilson, and athletic director David Glass is also in attendance, so this must be a big game. The crowd, still filing in, appears to be the biggest of the season here at Assembly Hall, and they hope to see the Hoosiers extend their winning streak to nine. If IU does, they will remain tied atop the Big Ten standings with Ohio State, who is blasting Michigan State by 20 right now on the Big Ten Network where you can also watch this game. Stay tuned to see if Indiana can keep winning, and if North grad Whitney Thomas can score nine points to reach 1,000 for her career.

12 comments

  1. The women look like they have a good team. Hope the fan turnout increases.

  2. Watched the game and enjoy the success, I hope they can make the NCAA tourney and contend for a BT title. I think I may attend a game this year if things keep going up and Im sure more students like me will too.

  3. It was a great game. Whitney got the tipoff away from 6-6 Skouby to start, and it was all downhill for Iowa from there. Whitney had another double double with 16 pts and 10 rb. Braun paced herself but seemed to score whenever she wanted.

  4. Took the family to the game. IU ran Iowa off the court, it was great. The attendance was awesome! Congrats to Thomas on 1,000 points!

  5. The ladies played very well tonight. They play well as a team and have the potential to make the tourney this year. GO HOOSIERS!!

  6. Mike, Thank you so much. I hope I can swing it..with my family stuff and all. I would have missed the chance working out of the county and not being in the MCCSC loop. Thanks again.

  7. Went to the game. First time this year. Fred Glass’ second priority should be to make sure that he gets Coach FLJ signed long term. Her ladies were very impressive. I will be seeing them in person again.

    Any IU basketball fan should get out to see them at least once. They are playing very very well. What a great time!

    Go Hoosiers!!

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