IUWBB: No. 8 Georgia vs. No. 9 Indiana

FINAL: Indiana 62, Georgia 58. The Hoosiers first NCAA tourney win since 1983.

:35 (4Q): A huge offensive foul call on Georgia. Following the Amanda Cahill bucket, Hoosiers get ball back with 35 seconds left, up 59-56.

5:00 (4Q): Hoosiers get a little bit of breathing room with a 56-52 lead. But Georgia as shown that no lead is safe. Cut it to 52-all after IU established a 50-44 lead following a 3 by Buss and a layup by McBride.

END OF THIRD: Indiana 43, Georgia 42.

4:24 (3Q): A bit of an offensive explosion for both teams. Hoosiers are 3-of-4 from the field, Georgia is 6-of-12. It’s 36-all.

HALFTIME: Indiana 28, Georgia 24. Hoosiers have the lead, but it’s not a substantial one. Georgia frustrating them on offensive end. Amanda Cahill with 7 points, Tyra Buss with 6. Hoosiers hitting 35 percent of their shots, including 2-of-7 from 3. Lady Bulldogs not any better. They are hitting 33 percent from field and from 3.

4:56 (2Q): Tyra Buss scores the Hoosiers first field goal since 9:34 left, when Amanda Cahill scored underneath. Georgia was on a 7-0 run. Free throw coming.

END OF FIRST: Indiana 18, Georgia 12

Lady Bulldogs hit only 31 percent of their shots in that quarter. Hoosiers also winning the rebounding battle 13-8. Another win for the Hoosiers: Free throw advantage of 6-of-8 to 0-of-0.

1:19 (1Q): IU goes up 12-5 on a putback by Kym Royster. A quick 5-0 run for Georgia, but Amanda Cahill responds with a 3 to push it back to five. Two free throws by Jess Walter makes it seven.

4:27 (1Q): IU out to an early 7-5 lead. A lot of missed layups, but a big 3 by Karlee McBride boosted the Hoosiers lead to 7-3 with 5:06 left in the quarter.

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2 comments

  1. Last minute and half of 3rd quarter T. Buss got fouled hard 3 times. Then, she gets feet tangled with Georgia player and gets called for foul. Calls not going IU ladies way.

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