IUWBB: Indiana vs. Northwestern, B1G Tournament

FINAL: Northwestern 77, Indiana 73.

33.6 (4Q): Amanda Cahill hits a 3 from the top of the key. That cuts the Northwestern edge to 75-71.

44.7 (4Q): IU trails 75-68 after Tyra Buss hits two free throws.

6:18 (4Q): Jess Walter with a nice feed to Amanda Cahill, and the Hoosiers trail 65-58. Teri Moren screaming at her squad as they go to bench. Hoosiers just can’t get stops. Northwestern is 5-of-7 from the field to start the fourth.

END OF THIRD: Northwestern 54, Indiana 51.

Amanda Cahill with a spectacular layup, falling forward, away from the basket, throwing it up over her left shoulder to hit a shot with .5 seconds left. Misses a plus-one free throw, but …

Coffey up to 24 points and eight rebounds. Tyra Buss (14 points) and Amanda Cahill (11) in double

3:29 (3Q): Hoosiers creep closer, but IU not getting stops right now. A 3 by Jess Walter cut the deficit to one, but then Nia Coffey misses and an offensive rebound and putback by Jordan Hankins puts Northwestern back up three. A layup by Amanda Cahill is followed by an Ashley Deary 3, settling in behind a screen. A layup by Nia Coffey, driving by Cahill, puts Hoosiers down four, 47-43.

HALFTIME: Indiana 35, Northwestern 35.

Scary moment in this first half when Tyra Buss went up for a layup, was blocked, and then was under the basket, grimacing in pain. She ended up coming off the floor, holding her left arm. She sat out for maybe a minute, and then came back into the game. She sank two free throws to tie it up with 9 seconds left.

Nia Coffey has been a menace for Northewestern with 19 points, 7 rebounds and three blocks.

Buss leads IU with 10 points, but is 3-of-13 from the floor. Amanda Cahill has nine. The Hoosiers are hitting 35 percent from the field, and 3-of-10 from 3.

END OF FIRST: Northwestern 21, Indiana 18.

Nia Coffey leads all scorers with eight points through one. Tyra Buss with six. Amanda Cahill with five.

IU held a 14-11 advantage, but Northwestern went on a 9-0 run to take an 18-14 lead. Hoosiers tied it back up, but a 3 put the Wildcats back ahead. Hoosiers hitting 35 percent of their shots thus far, 2-of-6 from 3. Northwestern at 50 percent, 6-0 advantage in fastbreak points.

4:56 (1Q): We are tied up 9-all. Northwestern scored the game’s first four points. Hoosiers scored the next four, and with the game tied 6-all, Amanda Cahill spotted up for a 3 to put IU up. Then Nia Coffey answered with a three-point play. Both teams have hit four shots, and Northwestern has 10 opportunities to IU’s nine.

Indiana opens up Big Ten tournament play against No. 12 seed Northwestern, tip coming at about 2:13 p.m. The No. 4-seeded Hoosiers have had Wednesday and Thursday off.

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