IU women at IUPUI

FINAL: Indiana 51, IUPUI 45. Hoosiers survive and extend season-opening winning streak to 11-0.

IU gets a stop and Bellamy fouls out with a reach on Brooks at halfcourt. Brooks hits both free throws to make it a 2 possession game. Indiana leads IUPUI 49-45 with 23.1 seconds left. Jaguars ball after the timeout.

Sasha Chaplin gives Indiana a 47-45 lead with a minute to go after hitting 2 free throws

Under-4: IUPUI gets a lay-in and the foul to go up 44-42. Jags get a free throw after the timeout. 3:40 remaining in the game. Somehow, lost in all of the missed opportunities, Larryn Brooks leads Indiana with 10 points. 8 have come at the line.

Under-8: IUPUI 39, Indiana 34. Jags out-rebounding Hoosiers, 40-27. 21 of those 40 have come on offensive end. Indiana is only 1-for-11 from the field in the second half. Larryn Brooks, who’s scoreless from the field, checks back in.

Under-12: IUPUI 34, Indiana 30. Hoosiers still without a FG in the 2nd half. Nicole Brooks in for Larryn Brooks, who’s 0-for-10 from the floor. Call this a learning experience for the freshman. You knew this day was coming.

Under-12: IUPUI 34, Indiana 30. Hoosiers still without a FG in the 2nd half. Nicole Brooks in for Larryn Brooks, who’s scoreless from floor.

Under-16: IUPUI 31, Indiana 28. Hoosiers are 0-for-2 with 2 more turnovers in the first 4:25 of the second half. Milika Taufa picked up her fourth foul two minutes into the half.

HALFTIME: Indiana 26, IUPUI 23. IU committed 13 turnovers against only 3 assists. Its season high is 22 against Indiana State. Although Larryn Brooks has 4 points, she is 0-for-6 from the field. Milika Taufa leads Indiana with five points. Hoosiers hold the lead thanks in large part to the Jaguars’ shooting woes. IUPUI only 9-of-36 (25 percent) from the floor.

Under-4: Indiana 26, IUPUI 23. Hoosiers already have 10 turnovers. That’s their season average. Indiana really struggling against IUPUI today. Hoosiers not rebounding well at all. IUPUI with 13 of its 21 rebounds coming on teh offensive end.

Under-8: Indiana 18, IUPUI 13. Really nice stretch by Milika Taufa. 5 points, 3 rebounds and a block in last seven minutes. Dee-Dee Bellamy has done a tremendous job on Larryn Brooks so far. IU’s freshman point guard is scoreless with 3 turnovers.

Under-16: Indiana 10, IUPUI 8. Jags have already forced three Indiana turnovers. Sasha Chaplin with 4 points, 2 rebounds early.

PREGAME: Indiana has never lost to IUPUI in three meetings. The Hoosiers will look to keep that perfect mark alive this afternoon at 2 in Indianapolis. Indiana remains the only Big Ten team with a perfect record. A win today would match the 1992-93 team’s program-best start of 11 consecutive wins to start the season. Looks like Andrea Newbauer will miss her second straight game after suffering a concussion. Everyone else is dressed for warmups.

I’ll post lineups once they’re available and in-game updates at each media timeout. You can also follow along on Twitter at @BowieMike.

Starters: G Larryn Brooks, G Taylor Agler, G Alexis Gassion, F Tabitha Gerardot, F Sasha Chaplin


  1. An incredibly ugly game that IU gutted out down the stretch. The perseverance of this young team was very apparent on the road in a tough venue to play in. As the game went on in the second half it was apparent that there was no way IU was going to be able to come away with the win but, the girls dug in on defense which was pretty strong the whole game but even tougher in the last 3 minutes. Although getting killed on the boards the whole game and with an unusual amount of turn overs, this young team showed their grit and determination by making several big plays in the last 3 minutes. What was very nice to see was that about half of the folks in attendance were IU followers. The game was ugly because of the strong defense played by both teams but, IU’s defense was the difference in the game down the stretch. Go Hoosiers!!

  2. This squad is DEEP.
    Larryn Brooks had no luck from the field (two for sixteen), but hit a key three at crunch time, and made every one of her ten free throws.
    When things really look bleak, here comes freshman Lyndsay Leikem with by far the best game of her young IU career.
    Who will be the surprise break-out player next game? Seems like they take turns.
    What a great trip to Indy!

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