IU women’s basketball got contributions from top to bottom as the team took down University of North Florida on Sunday with a final score of 75-52.
The game was the first of a three-game homestand for the Hoosiers, and the team was led by a double-double from junior guard Ali Patberg.
With 20 points, 13 rebounds and six assists, Patberg set season highs in all three categories. Her double-double was the team’s first of the season.
“I thought Ali Patberg did a tremendous job of running our basketball team this afternoon,” IU Coach Teri Moren said in an IU Athletics release.
It wasn’t just Patberg helping improve the team’s record to 3-0. Nine Hoosiers scored in the game, with sophomore guards Bendu Yeaney and Jaelynn Penn joining Patberg in double-digit scoring.
Yeaney set the tone early for the team, as an 11-0 run in the first quarter gave IU a lead it would not let go. Of the 11 points scored on that run, eight came from Yeaney.
With less than 30 second left, senior walk-on Grace Withrow caught the ball off an inbound pass and knocked in a mid-range jumper for her first career points.
IU’s biggest lead of the game was 25 points, and the team out rebounded North Florida 50-23.
The next game of IU homestand will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday when the team takes on Florida.