IU women fall at No. 5 Maryland #iuwbb

Here’s the release from IU on the Indiana women’s basketball team from Saturday:

COLLEGE PARK, Md. – Indiana fell on the road to No. 5/5 Maryland inside the Xfinity Center on Saturday afternoon, 86-63. A big third quarter from the Terrapins separated them from the Hoosiers as Maryland won its seventh straight.

Amanda Cahill led the Hoosiers with 14 points and eight rebounds as Tyra Buss added 13 points. IU struggle to find any offense as Indiana shot just 34.8 percent from field.

Indiana (13-9, 5-5) jumped in front early in the first, 5-2, thanks a Karlee McBride 3-point field goal and jumper from Buss. Maryland (19-2, 8-1) then strung together an 13-1 run to take a 15-6 advantage with 4:26 remaining in the quarter. The Terrapins would lead 23-10 heading into the second period as IU struggled in the opening quarter hitting just 4-of-17 field goals (23.5 percent).

A Buss three-point play put the Hoosiers within eight, 27-19, in the second quarter. Maryland halted that momentum to get back to 14-point advantage before taking a 38-27 lead into halftime.

Coming out of the break, Alexis Gassion and Cahill scored on back-to-back possessions to cut the Terrapin lead to eight. After a Maryland field goal, Cahill nailed a 3-point field goal to trail 41-34.

The No. 5 Terrapins then caught fire. Maryland went on a 10-0 run in under a minute and eventually scored 14-straight points to lead 55-34 with 5:30 left in the third quarter.

That was all Maryland needed to separate itself from the Hoosiers to take the win.

Gassion finished with nine points for Indiana as McBride and Royster each added eight points.

Maryland shot 53.1 percent from the field and outrebounded the Hoosiers, 45-35. Four Terrapins scored in double figures as Shatori Walker-Kimbrough and Brene Moseley led them with 16 points each.

Indiana will play four of its next five games inside Assembly Hall beginning on Thursday, Feb. 4 at 7 p.m. ET against Iowa live on the Big Ten Network.

5 comments

  1. It was just a horrible shooting day for IU, when you shoot that badly you wont beat anyone. But noone expected IU to do anything against the terps so count it off and lets move on to Iowa.

  2. I am certainly not surprised by the way this game went. When you play teams like Ohio St. and Maryland who are both going to be final 4 contenders, this is what you get most of the time, especially on their court. The talent level on those two teams are way above ours, both teams are loaded with McDonalds All-Americans. First of all we simply shot the ball very poorly with 34% from the floor and 2 for 16 from beyond the arc. In order to beat a team like Maryland on their floor you must shoot the ball well and we didn’t. And, although we had less turnovers than they did (12 to their 16), we were also outrebounded 45 to 35. That was basically the game! The brightest spot in the game for IU was the play of Kym Royster who is starting to grow a little, her 3 for 6 from the field and 2 free throws for 8 points and 5 rebounds against the size of Maryland was very nice! One other thing on an individual front, Greg Murrey mentioned during the game about the mini-slump that Alexis Gassion has been in the last 6 games where she has averaged 6.5 points a game. In the first 14 games of the season she had averaged 12.5 points a game. It was nice to see her have a decent shooting night (4 for 9) and just miss double figures with 9 points, hopefully this will be the start of her getting on an offensive roll again, we really need her! We did shoot more free throws than they did 21, hitting 15. They were 12 for 17. This Maryland team has played in the last 2 final 4’s and have the distinct possibility to get there again this year. There was a point from midway in the first quarter through deep into the 2nd quarter that we were outscored 22-2 which basically determined the game. And then when we were outscored 32-12 in the third it was all but over.
    The girls need to put this one behind them and now take advantage of having 4 of their next 5 games at home where they can really get going with the home crowd in their back pocket. It is time to push themselves to a positive streak and cement themselves into the top half of the conference so they will have a good draw in the conference tournament. Go Hoosiers!!

  3. Great effort by a severely outmatched team. They played hard up until the levee broke in the third quarter. You just expected it to happen as Maryland was too good to continue their shooting slump. Kudos to the coaching staff for a good gameplan. Let’s rebound against Iowa.

    Go Hoosiers!!

  4. Mike

    Have you seen or heard any update on Jenn’s injury. Luckily they dont play again until thurs. Hopefullly its not separated, just a bruise or a slight wrenching. She was in significant pain when it happened.

  5. Steve W., have not heard anything about Jenn. If we would lose her for any amount of appreciable time, it would hurt us significantly! Although she has not been a huge scoring threat, her mere presence defensively and her rebounding have been crucial for us. Her defense in recent games has been instrumental in several victories! Since we are really lacking in size on our roster, her absence would hurt a bunch. Hope she is well by Thursday.

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