IU women vs. Minnesota

FINAL: Indiana 83, Minnesota 78. Hoosiers snap a 3-game losing streak. Larryn Brooks scores 25 for IU, Taylor Agler adds 20.

Banham misses a 3-pointer and the ball goes out on Minnesota. IU ball with 2.5 second to play. Hoosiers up 81-78.

And Taylor Agler hits both free throws. Indiana lead back to three at 81-78. 12.2 on the clock.

With 2 seconds left on the shot clock, Agler drives and draws the foul. 12.2 to play. IU up 79-78.

IU ties its season high with 12 3-pointers — the latest a huge one. Brooks hits from up top to give Hoosiers 79-76 lead and 50 seconds left

END REGULATION: Indiana 70, Minnesota 70. Minnesota ties it on a free throw and Indiana calls timeout on the other end. Taylor Agler misses on a 3-pointer, but Simone Deloach gets the huge offensive rebound. She dishes to Larryn Brooks, who takes too long moving the ball up from halfcourt. A last-ditch shot attempt by Deloach was too late. To overtime we go.

Larryn Brooks hits on a scoop out of the timeout to give IU the lead again at 70-69. Minnesota gets an offensive rebound on the other end and calls timeout. :46 left on the clock.

Hoosiers haven’t had a basket in the last 3 minutes and Minnesota takes a 69-68 lead. Timeout Indiana. 1:09 to go.

Under-4: Indiana 67, Minnesota 61. Lyndsay Leikem having her best game of freshman year: 10 points, 4 rebounds, season-high 28 minutes.

Under-8: Indiana 60, Minnesota 53. Numbers for both sides have been quite even, steady all day. Difference is IU’s 9 3-pointers.

Minnesota calls timeout after a Taylor Agler 3 that boosts IU lead to 60-50 with 8:39 left. Hoosiers outrebounding Gophers 16-6

Under-12: Indiana 53, Minnesota 45. Simone Deloach with another hustle play today, diving on the floor for a steal. She dishes to Brooks, who drives and gets the foul. Brooks will go to the line. Hoosiers have had only one free throw attempt to this point.

Under-16: Indiana 44, Minnesota 43. Nice stretch by Karlee McBride, who hits a 3 on one end and follows by trying to strip the ball from Banham and forcing a travel.

HALFTIME: Minnesota 39, Indiana 37. Larryn Brooks hits a 3 at buzzer to stop the bleeding of a 9-0 Gophers run over final 2:40. Rachel Banham leads all scorers with 16 points for the Gophers. Larryn Brooks has a team-high 10 points for Indiana. Minnesota shooting 50 percent, IU is sitting at 44 percent. Gophers out-rebounding Hoosiers 20-16.

Under-4: Indiana 31, Minnesota 26. Hoosiers on a 10-2 run over the last 3 mins. It includes 3s from Leikem and Brooks. Indiana is 5-for-11 from 3-point range today, shooting 46% from the floor.

Under-8: Minnesota 24, Indiana 21. Banham has 10pts for Minny. I feel like IU is doing a pretty good job on her. She’s just really, really good. She hit a step-back 3 with a hand in her face, then a 7-footer over a triple team. There’s a reason why she’s a consensus First Team All-Big Ten player.

Under-12: Minnesota 13, Indiana 12. Hoosiers shooting 33%. On the other end, they’ve locked the Gophers out of the paint so far.

Under-16: Indiana 8, Minnesota 5. Hoosiers have 3s from Taylor Agler and Lyndsay Leikem, and are outrebounding Gophers 6-4.

PREGAME: Indiana looks to end its three-game losing streak this afternoon in the annual Head to the Hall game. The Hoosiers will host a Minnesota team that boasts one of the premier players in the country in Rachel Banham. The junior guard is a consensus All-Big Ten First Team selection, who’s averaging 22.5 points per game for the Gophers.

Indiana is coming off a 25 percent shooting performance in an 86-53 loss at Purdue on Friday. It was the most lopsided loss of the Curt Miller era. A second consecutive one-day prep probably won’t aid in that quest, but the Hoosiers press on.

Miller also appears to be sending a message with his starting lineup, playing five freshmen. Out are Sasha Chaplin and Tabitha Gerardot, in are Lyndsay Leikem and Jenn Anderson. The full lineup: Jenn Anderson, Lyndsay Leikem, Alexis Gassion, Taylor Agler and Larryn Brooks.

I’ll have updates here during each four-minute timeout and additional updates on Twitter, where you can find me at @BowieMike.

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  1. After struggling during the first 2 games of this brutal 3 games in 5 days schedule, the young Hoosiers play a terrific game against a very good Minnesota team winning in overtime. What a great game in front of a really large and loud home crowd. Coach Curt Miller pushes the envelope by starting 5 freshmen for the first time this year and the strategy turned out brilliantly! What a great atmosphere for this young team! I hope the fans keep coming out and supporting this team, today was great! Go Hoosiers!

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