IU women vs. Illinois

FINAL: Indiana 79, Illinois 61. Second largest margin of victory in the Big Ten season for Hoosiers. Larryn Brooks with a game-high 20.

Under-4: Indiana 73, Illinois 54. Hoosiers w/ four in double figures: Brooks 20, Gassion 15, Deloach 14, Agler 13.

Larryn Brooks just hit a 3 to extend IU lead to 16 points and set new program record for 3s in a season (205).

Under-8: Indiana 65, Illinois 52. Illini playing much better this half, shooting 56% with only 1 turnover. Nearly cut IU lead to 10.

Under-12: Indiana 60, Illinois 44. Curt Miller doing a spot with Big Ten network during the timeout. He looks *thrilled*.

Under-16: Indiana 57, Illinois 40. Alexis Gassion has tied career high with 4 steals. One more would be most by Hoosier this season. Gassion also hit Indiana’s most recent 3-pointer, its seventh of the day. The Hoosiers have now tied the program record for most 3s in a season with 204.

Back-to-back 3s from Taylor Agler build Indiana’s lead to 52-38. 16:40 to play. Illini 5-of-6 from the field to start the second half.

HALFTIME: Indiana 43, Illinois 26. Most 1st-half points for Hoosiers since scoring 43 in drubbing of Illini in Champaign 3 weeks ago. Indiana has 24 points off 13 Illinois turnovers, 26 points in the paint. Larryn Brooks has 12 points, Simone Deloach and Alexis Gassion have 9 apiece.

Simone Deloach has 4 points in last 26 seconds to boost IU lead back to 35-22 with 2:11 to go. Some nice passes by Andrea Newbauer, too.

Back-to-back 3s from Illinois forces Curt Miller to call timeout. Illini have cut it to 31-22. 3:30 to play

Indiana, the worst free throw shooting team in the Big Ten, also look the part. Hoosiers only 2-for-6 at the line so far.

Under-8: Indiana 25, Illinois 12. Hoosiers player well, not great. Illini, the last-place team in the Big Ten, look the part. Larryn Brooks has 8 points for IU.

Curt Miller growing exasperated with Illinois’ 5 offensive rebounds. Illini, however, have only 2 second-chance points.

Under-12: Indiana 20, Illinois 12. Illini with a 7-0 run to get within 8. Hoosiers have 13 points off 8 Illini turnovers.

Timeout Illinois after Indiana opens a 10-point lead on a steal/layup by Taylor Agler. All Hoosiers so far. IU up, 14-4 at the 15:32 mark.

PREGAME: It’s Senior Day at Assembly Hall, where Indiana will salute Sasha Chaplin, Simone Deloach, Andrea Newbauer, Milika Taufa and Tabitha Gerardot. Today’s matchup features Illinois’ buzz defense, a variation of the 2-3 that seeks to clog passing lanes and trap ball-handlers. Indiana handled it well earlier this month, when the Hoosiers piled on in a 77-58 win at the State Farm Center.

Illinois starters: F Sarah Livington, G Amber Moore, G Ivory Crawford, G Ashley McConnell, G Taylor Gleason.
Indiana starters: F Simone Deloach, F Tabitha Gerardot, G Alexis Gassion, G Taylor Agler, G Larryn Brooks.

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