Illinois at IU women

FINAL
Tough loss for Indiana tonight after rallying from nine down to take the lead, only to see Illinois have an answer. Amber Moore’s career night (27 points) a big part of that equation.

Three Hoosiers in double figures, led by Hope Elam’s 19. Jori Davis with 16 and Alisha Goodwin 14. ILLINI 74, HOOSIERS 67

SECOND HALF
0:47: Indiana has not been able to do anything as Illinois reasserts itself, including a runner by Amber Moore to give her 27 points. ILLINI 69, HOOSIERS 65

3:10: Indiana took its first lead at 56-54 and eventually led 61-57, but that lasted just two possessions before the game was tied again. However, Karisma Penn just fouled out fouling Jori Davis on a 3-point attempt. She leaves with 16 points and 9 rebounds. ILLINI 61, HOOSIERS 61

7:44: Indiana finally made its move with an 11-2 run to tie the game at 48. Lineup that got things going was Jori Davis, Andrea Newbauer, Simone Deloach, Aulani Sinclair and Alisha Goodwin. ILLINI 50, HOOSIERS 50

11:48: Simone Deloach and Andrea Newbauer just making their first appearances of the game as IU searches for a spark. Illinois leads by seven, matching its largest lead of the game. ILLINI 44, HOOSIERS 37

14:37: Illinois getting some easy baskets in transition to go with Amber Moore’s unconscious shooting take a seven-point lead on several occasions. Indiana has got to pick it up or another loss is heading their way. ILLINI 41, HOOSIERS 35

HALFTIME
Illinois took a seven-point lead, but IU closed the half with a 5-0 run on a Jori Davis 3 and an Alisha Goodwin runner. The latter came after an offensive rebound by Milika Taufa, her second in the final minute. Davis’ 3 was her first basket of the game. Hoosiers are 5-of-17 from 3 and 5-of-13 inside the arc.

Illlinois had just three players score in the first half. Amber Moore has 12 on four 3s, Karisma Penn has 10 and Macie Blinn 7. Illini are 5-of-12 on 3s, above their season average of 33 percent. ILLINI 29, HOOSIERS 27

FIRST HALF
3:15: Indiana just 4-of-15 on 3s so far and only attempted 10 shots inside the arc. Illinois has gotten three 3s off the bench from Amber Moore to claim the advantage. ILLINI 26, HOOSIERS 22

6:29: Indiana has just two points in the last five minutes, and Illinois has two free throws for the lead now. HOOSIERS 17, ILLINI 16

11:45: Alisha Goodwin and Kristiana Stauere spark a 7-0 run for Indiana to take a six-point lead. HOOSIERS 15, ILLINI 9

15:35: Karisma Penn with 6 points and 2 rebounds for Illinois. Hope Elam with 6 points, 1 rebound for Indiana in the early going. ILLINI 9, HOOSIERS 8

PREGAME
The Indiana women’s basketball team looks to rebound from Sunday’s loss to Purdue tonight against Illinois. The Illini have been competitive this season but struggled to a 6-10, 1-2 Big Ten mark. The Hoosiers are 8-8, 2-2. Stay tuned for updates here and on Twitter.

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