The Hoosiers were dominated after coming from behind to send their match against Michigan State into overtime. For more coverage online, check out Above the Rim or see tomorrow's print version of the IDS.
Any losing streak is tough. The women’s basketball team is on a three-game one, having lost four of its last five games. IU hopes to break its longest losing streak tonight against Michigan State (17-7, 10-3) at Assembly Hall.
The IU women’s basketball team has only lost consecutive games once this season, and that came more than two months ago.
After Sunday’s loss to Illinois, 61-52, the IU women’s basketball team will look to get back on track today. The Hoosiers (14-4, 7-2), tied for second place in the Big Ten, welcome Penn State (8-10, 3-5) 7 p.m. Thursday at Assembly Hall.
After an emotional win against your bitter in-state rival, you can go one of two ways: You can either use the victory as momentum for the next game, or you can have a letdown. Well, at least for Thursday night, the Hoosiers chose the former.
The IU women’s basketball team captured its first victory against Purdue in Assembly Hall in nearly a decade on Monday. With the win, the Hoosiers are now atop the Big Ten and off to their best start in 25 years, but they have much more they want to accomplish this season. The next step comes Thursday when IU (13-3, 6-1) travels to Ann Arbor, Mich., to take on the Wolverines (9-9, 2-5).
Despite senior forward Whitney Thomas and sophomore guard Jori Davis going a combined 3-for-19 from the field and combining for just 15 points, the IU women’s basketball team overcame a four-point halftime deficit to defeat Miami (Fla.) 69-54 in the Big Ten-ACC Challenge. In the second half, the Hoosiers (5-2) outscored the Hurricanes 41-22 and shot 52 percent from the field.
The IU women’s basketball team was once again impressive last night. This time, they showed their talents off to the Indianapolis Greyhounds in an 82-56 victory. The Greyhounds scored at the 15:04 mark in the first half to make it 7-2 in favor of the Hoosiers. After, Indianapolis did not score until 6:58 left in the half. A scoreless drought of more than eight minutes. The Greyhounds’ next bucket made it 30-5, and the rout was on.
Shooting less than 48 percent from the free-throw line usually doesn’t bode well for winning basketball games – unless a team converts nearly 55 percent of its field goals and 63 percent of its 3-point shots. The IU women’s basketball team followed this model in its 93-49 victory against Southern Indiana in its first exhibition game of the season Saturday.