Women's Basketball

    Hoosiers Fall in East Lansing to Michigan State

    Go Hoosiers! Sasha Chaplin led the team with 13 points and eight rebounds.
    Go Hoosiers!
    Sasha Chaplin led the team with 13 points and eight rebounds.
    Go Hoosiers!

    Jan. 12, 2012

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    EAST LANSING, Mich. - Indiana fell on the road to Michigan State as the Spartans used a late second-half surge to top IU, 67-47. Sasha Chaplin led Indiana with 13 pints off the bench in the effort.

    Early on, McGhee put the Hoosiers (5-13, 0-5) on the board with a jumper and Quaneisha McCurty later followed with a layup to give IU its first lead, 4-2. McGhee then capped a 6-0 Hoosier run with another field goal as IU led 6-2 with 17:40 to play in the opening half.

    MSU (12-5, 4-0) crawled back to regain the lead, 10-8, with a Taylor Alton 3-pointer at the 15:51 mark. Aulani Sinclair responded with a fast break layup to tie it back up. Alisha Goodwin then came in off the bench to score four-straight points to cap another 6-0 Indiana run, as IU led, 14-10.

    The two teams would trade points back and forth until MSU took its biggest lead of the half, 30-24, with 1:02 remaining until the break. In the final seconds, Chaplin was fouled as she nailed the put-back layup and was fouled. She hit the free throw to complete the three-point play to pull the Hoosiers within three, 30-27, with 3.5 seconds on the clock. But it was Michigan State who would end up scoring last, as Porsche Poole found some space to hit a 3-point field goal at the horn and give the Spartans a 33-27 lead at halftime.

    Out of the break, MSU opened its lead up to 12, 48-36, with 11:15 to play. Sinclair scored four-consecutive points and Chaplin followed with a field goal for yet another 6-0 Indiana run as IU trailed by six, 48-42. The Spartans silenced the Hoosier spurt with a field goal before McCurty hit a layup to pull within six again, 50-44.

    After a Michigan State layup, IU's Chaplin hit a pair of free throws to make it a 52-46 MSU lead with 5:36 to go. The Spartans then scored 12-consecutive points over the next 4:24 to essentially give them enough of a cushion to earn the win.

    Chaplin also led the team in rebounds, pulling down eight for the game while shooting 5-of-7 from the field and perfect 3-of-3 from the free throw line. Michigan State scored 17 points off of 25 Indiana turnovers.

    Indiana will have a week off before Purdue will visit Bloomington on Thursday, Jan. 19. That game will tip at 8 p.m. ET from Assembly Hall.

    Game Notes
    Sasha Chaplin scored 13 points, tallying double-figures for the seventh time this season. Chaplin shot 5-of-7 from the field and 3-of-3 from the free throw line. She also had eight rebounds to lead the team.

    • Indiana shot 80.0 percent (8-of-10) from the free throw line. The Hoosiers have shot over 80 percent from the free throw line in two-consecutive games.

     

     


       

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