IU women vs. Butler

FINAL: Indiana 84, Butler 69. Larryn Brooks with a team-high 19 points, Sasha Chaplin adds 14. Hoosiers 5-0

Under-4: Indiana 72, Butler 61. #IUwbb could reach 80 points for fourth time in five games. Pretty remarkable.

Under-8: Indiana 68, Butler 57. Brooks has 18, Gerardot has 10 and 8 rebounds. Get this: Hoosiers with 14 assists-4 turnovers today. Both teams shooting 48 percent.

Under-12: Indiana 58, Butler 51. Gerardot up to 10 points for #IUwbb. She’s 4 rebounds shy of her first double-double in an IU uniform.

Under-16: Indiana 50, Butler 42. Beautiful pass from Agler on the wing to Gassion charging through the lane for a layup. It’s followed by a fastbreak layup by Brooks and Indiana boosts its lead to eight. Brooks is up to 14 points.

HALF: INDIANA 40, BUTLER 35. Butler closes the half on a 9-2 run. Brooks leads IU with 10 points, while Gerardot has eight points and four rebounds. Some missed opportunities and silly decisions costing the Hoosiers down the stretch. Milika Taufa should not be shooting 3s, no matter how wide open she was (and she was open). Bulldogs shooting 51 percent from the field to Indiana’s 41. Rebound battle nearly identical, as are assists and turnovers, blocks and steal. Really, it’s been a good game so far.

Under-4: Indiana 37, Butler 26. Tabitha Gerardot is such a valuable piece to this year’s Indiana team. She does so much to make this offense multi-faceted and successful. She can play underneath, shoot from outside and her defense is further ahead of her underclassmen teammates. It’s been said before, but she really is a huge transfer pick-up for Indiana.

Under-8: Indiana 30, Butler 20. Gerardot leads #Indiana with 6 points. She’ll head to the line for two after the break. Stats nearly identical for both teams through the first 12:35, but Indiana’s had a few more rebounds, second chance points and 3-pointers. That’s the difference. Good game so far.

Under-12: Indiana 19, Butler 16. Brooks to the line after the TO. She’s had 37 FTs in four games. Next highest is Gerardot’s 16. Simone Deloach has played some nice defense off the bench, picking up a pair of quick blocks.

Under-16: Butler 9, Indiana 9. Larryn Brooks with 4 quality minutes to start the game: 3, assist, some nice defensive work.

PREGAME: Matinee basketball here at Assembly Hall, as Butler’s in town to take on the IU women’s team. Looks like Kaila Hulls will return to action at some point today. She’s dressed and going through warmups.

IU starters: G Larryn Brooks, G Taylor Agler, G Alexis Gassion, F Tabitha Gerardot, F Sasha Chaplin.

Butler starters: G Taylor Schippers, G Mandy McDivitt, F Daress McClung, F Haley Howard, C Liz Stratman.

I’ll have updates here and on Twitter (@BowieMike) throughout the afternoon.

One comment

  1. Another solid win for IU. Very balanced scoring from all. Team continues to play very well together and share the ball, open player always seems to get the ball in most instances. Defense needs to improve but, this is typical of a team so young. This team has many different girls that can flat shoot the ball, hard to guard because of this. Good crowd today of a little over 2,500. This team deserves a better following! We need more fans to come out and watch this team play, very entertaining! Come out and watch them play St. Louis Monday night, GO Hoosiers!

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