Hoosiers Struggle Offensively In Loss to No. 16/20 Iowa
Jan. 16, 2011
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - The Hoosiers (8-10, 2-4) fell on the road to No. 16/20 Iowa (15-4, 3-3), 71-51, on Sunday afternoon at Carver-Hawkeye Arena. Alisha Goodwin led the way for Indiana with 14 points on 5-of-9 shooting, to tally her second-consecutive double-digit scoring game. Aulani Sinclair added 12 points as Jori Davis netted 10 to round out the double-figure scorers for IU.
Iowa set the tone from the start, jumping out to a 6-0 lead in the game's first 1:24. Danilsa Andujar silenced the early Hawkeye run with a pair of free throws followed by a Davis layup with 17:35 to play in the first half and the score reading 6-4.
The Hawkeyes then put together another run, outscoring the Hoosiers 14-3, capped by a Morgan Jonson layup to lead, 20-7, with 11:02 remaining.
Indiana later faced a 15-point deficit, 27-12, with 7:18 to play in the first stanza. Andujar hit a layup and Sinclair followed with a deep jumper to cut the lead to 11. Whitney Lindsay capped the 6-0 Hoosier spurt with a layup at the 5:31 mark to cut the Iowa lead to single-digits, 27-18. That was as close as IU would get for the rest for the half as the Hoosiers struggled to find their rhythm. The Hawkeyes went into the locker room leading, 38-26.
The second half started similar to the first as the Hawkeyes expanded its advantage to 43-26 with 16:16 left to play. Indiana then used an 8-2 run to cut the lead to nine, 45-36, after a pair of free throws from Davis. But Iowa responded on its next possession finding an open Jaime Printy who hit from 3-point range, which sparked an 17-4 run for the Hawkeyes over the next 7:31.
That run was enough to propel Iowa to the win with the final score, 71-51. The Hoosiers forced 20 Iowa turnovers and held the Hawkeyes to just 36.4 percent shooting from the field. However, Indiana struggled offensively, hitting on only 25.5 percent of its shot attempts.
The Hoosiers return home for a matchup with Michigan State on Thursday night in Assembly Hall at 6:30 p.m. ET. The game will be aired live on the Big Ten Network.
- Sophomore Aulani Sinclair tallied 12 points in the effort, her eighth game in double-figures this season, and her first double-digit performance since Dec. 30, when she had 15 points in IU's win over Northwestern.
- Goodwin scored 14 points in 15 minutes of play, shooting 5-of-9 from the field, including 3-of-4 from 3-point range, setting a career-high for 3-point field goals in a game. It is her second-consecutive game in double-figures and her fourth on the season overall. She scored 11 of her points in the final 2:53 of the game.
Check back soon