Indiana completes comeback versus Iowa, 79-74

Despite an 11-point deficit going into the fourth quarter, Indiana upended Iowa 79-74 at Assembly Hall Thursday.

Amanda Cahill led the Hoosiers with 24 points and eight rebound, but she sat out a long stretch of the fourth quarter after fouling out. Tyra Buss, who scored 18 points, hit the go-head layup with 29 seconds remaining.

IU (14-9, 6-5 Big Ten) scored only eight points in the second quarter, hitting 4-of-13 shots from the floor, including 0-3 from 3. That put the Hoosiers behind 38-23 at half.

But down 58-47 at the end of three quarters, IU went on a 15-4 run, marked by two Karlee McBride 3s and one by Cahill to make it 62-60. Jenn Anderson completed the run with two free throws. Anderson also finished with 18 points.

The Hoosiers will next play Nebraska at 2 p.m. Sunday.

9 comments

  1. What a great comeback win! The Lady Hoosiers are terrific! The Coach and players deserve a ton of credit! GO IU!!

  2. This was a very poorly played game in the first half by the Hoosiers. We shot 36% in the first half with 6 missed open layups. We were terrible defensively allowing Iowa to shoot 53% from the floor in the first half causing us to trail by 15 points at halftime. With a little over 3 minutes to go in the 3rd quarter we trailed by 17 points and then after a couple of stops on defense, we hit a couple of shots and trailed by 11 at the start of the 4th quarter. Early in the 4th quarter Karlee McBride hit back to back three pointers that really got us going! Our 4th quarter defense held Iowa to 37% shooting and we were even the rest of the way. With the score tied at 74 and after an IU time out, Buss hit the biggest shot of the game on a driving layup with 29 seconds to go for the lead. Buss had an outstanding game with 18 points, 10 rebounds and 7 assists. But the real star of the game was Amanda Cahill who was our sole offense in the first half and wound up with a career high of 24 points along with 8 rebounds before fouling out with a little over 4 minutes to go. Jenn Anderson who is playing with a fractured finger had a tough time in the first half but, was absolutely instrumental in the win with 18 points total and 11 crucial points in the 4th quarter. Alexis Gassion also chipped in with 9 points and 11 rebounds just missing a double-double. It should be noted that when the game was on the line in the 4th quarter we hit 10 of 12 shots from the field. This is the 7th time this year this team has come from behind in the second half to win. These types of wins continues to show the grit and determination this young team shows when the going gets tough. Iowa’s two- three zone defense really gave us fits in the first half which contributed to our poor shooting but, in the second half we had much better ball movement allowing Cahill to score almost at will in the middle of their zone. Iowa had absolutely no answer for Cahill, it’s a real shame she fouled out because she may have easily scored 30 or more? All in all, it was an exciting and very satisfying win by a team that would not quit! I hope to see a bigger crowd at home Sunday for the Nebraska game. They are a good team with the 6′ 5″ freshman Sheppard which will undoubtedly be freshman of the year in the conference.

  3. That last foul on Cahill was BS. The refs called that game differently the last three minutes than they did the entire game before that. If it isn’t a foul in the first quarter, then it isn’t a foul in the last 2 minutes. That is the most frustrating thing about officiating in today’s game.

  4. I’m still recovering from the mini heart attacks at last night’s game.

    This team usually plays very sound basketball but last night they were in a funk. They almost seemed tired, definitely uninspired.

    No matter how far down they were last night they never gave up and that’s a very telling quality. Their early season matchups have certainly paid off now into conference play. I have to credit Coach Moren and pursuing a tougher schedule before B1G play.

    Excited to see how they come together and respond against Nebraska.

    Go Hoosiers!!

  5. I am right once again. Iowa lost their 3 best players from last year and have a losing record in the Big 10. Listen to Mike C. Since we got rid of Coach Miller’s bad players we are so much better.

  6. Irish, again, at no time did I ever state that coach Miller recruited “bad” players and got rid of the afore mentioned “bad” players that we were better? Where you get this, I really don’t know? If you really want to quote me, I would appreciate that you quote me correctly 🙂 As I am sure some people will take offense to this, we are better this year because the team is a year older and more mature and they are being well coached! Can’t wait for a few so called IU fans to jump on that statement since they are a few Moren “Haters” that will take offense to that. The strong emphasis that coach Moren and her staff have put on defense has made a huge difference in this year’s team.

  7. T . Moren is an upgrade over Curt Miller. Yes the team is a year older….but they are team that is tougher and better on defense. They try to run but they also like to go inside. They will also try to shoot the 3. They are so much more well rounded under T. Moren.

  8. A couple of things I over looked in my previous game post, Alexia Gassion not only scored 9 points and had 11 rebounds, she also had 8 assists just missing a triple double by 1 point and 2 assists. We also were 6 for 13 from beyond the 3 point arc which was great after going 0 for 6 in the first half. And t, to add to your assessment of Miller versus Moren, Miller was a terrific offensive coach but did not emphasize defense like coach Moren does which has made all the difference in the world in this year’s team. Tomorrow’s game against Nebraska which is ahead of us in the conference standings is HUGE! They have won 7 of their last 8 games and will be a huge test for us. Beating them would move us into the top 6 teams in the league. Hope to get a big crowd out to support our team? Go Hoosiers!!

  9. One other thing regarding Millers recruits that I read yesterday. Looks like Darby Foresman is the last of his recruits as he was truly concentrating on in state players. It was stated that he started recruiting Darby in the eighth grade. Im glad Darby didnt back out when he left. I secretly wonder if Jenna Allen is now wishing she hadnt backet out, hoping. Whatever success this years team continues to have will snowball into future success and recruits, at least as long as we can keep Moren here.

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