IUWBB: Illinois at Indiana

END OF THIRD: Illinois 56, Indiana 50.

Indiana had it to 53-50 following a 3 by Jess Walter, then a score on a 2-on-1 by Buss (assisted by Walter). But Illinois ended it with another 3. The Illini are 8-of-16 from deep.

4:38 (3Q): Kyley Simmons hits another deep 3. Karlee McBride answers. Illinois started the half with a 7-0 run, and lead 50-43.

HALFTIME: Illinois 36, Indiana 35.

4:14 (2Q): Indiana’s shots aren’t hitting with regularity, and the Illini are now 4-of-6 from 3, including a couple of deep shots from Kyley Simmons. Hoosiers trail, 32-30. A foul called on a defensive rebounding box-out by Karlee McBride, and Teri Moren was really, really upset.

END OF FIRST: Indiana 22, Illinois 18.

Illinois hurt by six turnovers, including three consecutive traveling calls. A 7-5 assist to turnover ratio for the Hoosiers. A great pass from Amanda Cahill to Jenn Anderson down low gave the Hoosiers’ a four-point cushion.

4:34 (1Q): Amanda Cahill trailing for a 3 to give IU a 13-11 lead early. Karlee McBride was the catalyst to start, scoring eight points, including two 3s, to give the Hoosiers an 8-4 advantage. But the Illini would score the next five points. Pretty even thus far, besides a couple of big shots from outside the arc for IU. The Hoosiers are 3-of-3 from deep.

Indiana (10-8, 2-4 Big Ten) will face Illinois at Assembly Hall tonight, attempting to maintain their perfect record (7-0) at home this season. The Illini (8-9, 1-5 Big Ten) won their first conference game Sunday versus Wisconsin.

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