Indiana women knocks off Wisconsin, 76-69
The Indiana women's basketball team won their second consecutive game Saturday afternoon over Wisconsin, 76-69, at Assembly Hall. The Hoosiers (17-6, 4-6) now have the most wins in a season since 2008-2009 and their most Big Ten wins since the 2009-2010 season.
Larryn Brooks led all scorers with 22 points and was a perfect 6-for-6 from the free throw line. Senior Simone Deloach tallied her third double-double of the season, scoring 14 points and pulling down 14 rebounds.
The Badgers (10-13, 3-8) got out to an early lead, but Indiana answered with a four-minute, 16-2 run in the first half to take a 23-17 advantage.
IU made 4-of-6 3-point field goals in the first half and finished shooting 37.5 percent from beyond the arc for the game.
Heading into the locker room, Indiana dominated second chance points (10-0) and points off turnovers (11-2) as it led 40-28 heading into the break.
Indiana came out of halftime eager and hungry, embarking on an 8-0 run, which extended the lead to 48-30. The 18-point lead would be the biggest of the night for the Hoosiers.
Wisconsin fought back to within seven points with the help of guard Morgan Paige, but IU freshman Taylor Agler hit a three-pointer with 10:41 remaining to break the 9-0 Badger run.
Alexis Gassion was the third Hoosier in double figures, finishing with 14 points, five boards, three assists, and one block. Karlee McBride led all bench scorers with eight points on 3-of-4 shooting from the field and 2-of-2 from three-point range.
Indiana's defense proved strong again, holding Wisconsin to just 39 percent from the field and forcing nine turnovers. Offensively, this is the seventh time this season IU has committed less than 10 turnovers in a game, finishing with seven on the afternoon.
The Hoosiers will face Penn State at home on Thursday, Feb. 13 in Assembly Hall at 7 p.m. ET.