Wisconsin at IU women

FINAL: HOOSIERS 64, BADGERS 61

Not Indiana’s finest performance, but a win is a win with Purdue looming Monday night at Assembly Hall.

:21.7, SECOND HALF: A travel on Wisconsin, and Kim Roberson makes two free throws going the other way to make it a two-possession game. HOOSIERS 62, BADGERS 58

:29.2, SECOND HALF: No stop, but Whitney Thomas is fouled on an offensive rebound at the other (she has another double-double) and hits both free throws. HOOSIERS 60, BADGERS 58

:52.6, SECOND HALF: Jamie Braun’s free throws give IU the lead. Hoosiers need a stop. HOOSIERS 58, BADGERS 56

1:38, SECOND HALF: Wisconsin’s ball after two Jori Davis free throws tie the game again. HOOSIERS 56, BADGERS 56

3:24, SECOND HALF: Wisconsin takes its first lead since the opening minute, building it to four, 52-48, on Mariah Dunham’s 3. Two Amber Jackson free throws and a Whitney Thomas putback ties it. IU now has the ball after forcing a shot clock violation. HOOSIERS 52, BADGERS 52

7:09, SECOND HALF: Wisconsin gets within one at 45-44, but Jamie Braun hits a miracle shot, looping the ball over two defenders and banking it in from 12 feet. Coach Jack is really pushing her players, trying to will them to victory down the stretch. HOOSIERS 47, BADGERS 44

11:16, SECOND HALF: Wisconsin’s not going anywhere, as Tara Steinbauer pulls the Badgers within two before Jori Davis’ fastbreak layup stops the bleeding. Indiana is going to have to come up with at least one more big run to win this one. HOOSIERS 41, BADGERS 37

15:54, SECOND HALF: A 7-0 IU run capped by Amber Jackson’s first points of the game opens things up a bit. Jamie Braun started the run with a jumper, and Jori Davis hit a 3. HOOSIERS 36, BADGERS 29

HALFTIME: HOOSIERS 27, BADGERS 27

A lackluster first half by Indiana, but this game is right at the pace Wisconsin likes to play. With former IU coach Kathi Bennett helming the defense, the Badgers have given up just over 54 points a game this season. That’s exactly where we stand now. Whitney Thomas has 10 points and six rebounds to lead the Hoosiers.

6:10, FIRST HALF: Indiana seems a little flat, and so do their shots so far. Wisconsin is starting to get comfortable, and the Hoosiers are going to have to turn it up. HOOSIERS 21, BADGERS 19

11:55, FIRST HALF: Lindsey Enterline started in place of Amber Jackson, who came on at the 16:10 mark wearing a brace on her right knee that seems to be bothering her a little. Thomas is 3-of-4 from the field, but the rest of the team is just 3-of-10. HOOSIERS 13, BADGERS 9

17:10, FIRST HALF: Off and running at Assembly Hall with the Big Ten’s best offense (IU) against the best defense (Wisconsin). Fast start for Whitney Thomas, scoring the Hoosiers first eight points. Former IU coach Kathi Bennett is in the house, now an assistant coach for Wisconsin. HOOSIERS 11, BADGERS 5

3 comments

  1. Thrilled for the win. Took the family and had a blast! The refs were as bad as I have seen both ways. IU was hammered by a couple of Wisky Linebackers in the post and NO calls but at the end, IU got a couple of lucky calls. It all worked out even in the end. This is a great ball club and fun to watch.

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