Michigan Tops Indiana, 66-48
Jan. 22, 2012
ANN ARBOR, Mich. - A tough first half was the difference in Ann Arbor on Sunday as Michigan topped the Indiana women's basketball team, 66-48. Jasmine McGhee led Indiana with 15 points as Aulani Sinclair finished with 14 for the Hoosiers.
Indiana's (5-15, 0-7) McGhee came out firing scoring the Hoosiers' first five points of the contest to give IU an early 5-2 advantage in the early going. Michigan (16-4, 5-2) then began to put things together.
After a fast-break layup from Sasha Chaplin, the Hoosiers trailed by just four, 17-13. For the remainder of the half, the Wolverines outscored IU, 25-6, to take a 42-19 lead into the locker room.
To begin the second half, Michigan extended its lead outscoring IU 8-3 in the first 3:35. The Hoosiers continued to fight from that point as Sinclair nailed three-consecutive 3-point field goals to go on a 9-0 run by herself as the deficit was 19, 50-31, with 13:33 to play.
Indiana continued to battle and outscored the Wolverines in the second half, 29-24. The Hoosiers held Michigan to just 32.3 percent shooting in the second frame. On the offensive end, Indiana hit five 3-pointers in the half, but the Wolverine lead was too much to overcome.
Sinclair connected on four 3-pointers in the game, marking her second-consecutive game to achieve that feat, and the third time this year that she has four or more 3-point field goals in a game. The Hoosiers outrebounded Michigan, 48-38, but turnovers were costly as IU committed 19 to Michigan's nine.
Indiana will return home on Thursday, Jan. 26 to battle Ohio State. That game will tip at 8 p.m. ET from Assembly Hall live on BTN.
Aulani Sinclair scored 14 points in the game, marking the 11th time this season she has scored 10 or more points. Sinclair connected on four 3-point field goals, making it the second-consecutive game she has hit four or more 3-pointers in a game and third time overall this year. For her career, Sinclair has hit four or more shots from beyond the arc in a single game seven times.
Sasha Chaplin came down with 10 rebounds to lead the Hoosiers in that category. That marks the third time this season that she has had 10 or more boards in a single game. Chaplin also had five points, one block and one steal.
Andrea Newbauer had five assists in the game, marking the fifth time this season she has had five or more assists in a contest.
Indiana held Michigan to just 17.4 percent shooting from 3-point range. That is the fifth time this year that IU has held an opponent to under 20 percent from beyond the arc.
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