Indiana Falls at Michigan, 70-56
Jan. 24, 2010
ANN ARBOR, Mich. - The Indiana women's basketball team suffered a 70-56 loss at Michigan on Sunday, Jan. 24.
"We played as hard as we could, but we came up short," IU head coach Felisha Legette-Jack said. "We have to get back to work to figure out what we have to do to get better as a team."
With Michigan (11-8, 3-6) leading, 6-5, with 15:33 on the clock, the Hoosiers used a 7-0 run to take a 12-6 lead at the 10:56 mark. However, the Wolverines answered with a 7-0 run of their own to take a 13-12 lead, their second lead of the game. Indiana answered with a three-point play from Davis as the Hoosiers outscored Michigan, 11-4, over the next four and a half minutes to take a 23-17 lead with 4:12 to go in the half. The Wolverines responded with a 3-pointer from Carmen Reynolds to cut IU's lead to three, 23-20, at the 3:37 mark, but Andrea McGuirt sank a layup and Davis added two more free throws with 18 seconds left to take a 27-22 lead into the break.
The Hoosiers opened the second half with a layup from junior Whitney Lindsay at the 19:03 mark, but the Wolverines answered with a 7-0 run to knot the score at 29-29 with 16:29 on the clock. Michigan extended its run to 22-5 to take its largest lead of the game, 44-34, with 11:23 to go in the game. A layup from junior Hope Elam at the 9:33 mark followed by a pair of free throws from sophomore Danilsa Andujar cut the Wolverine's lead to seven, 45-38, but a 3-pointer from Veronica Hicks kept the Michigan advantage at 10, 48-38, with 8:22 on the clock. The Wolverines went on to lead by as many as 20 en route to the 70-56 win.
Davis shot 9-of-17 from the floor, including a pair of 3-pointers, and was a perfect 3-of-3 from the free throw line. She also tallied four rebounds, two steals and one assist. Braun sank 4-of-12 from the field with a pair of 3-pointers and added four rebounds, three assists and one steal.
The Hoosiers shot 37.0 percent (20-of-54) from the field on the game and 80.0 percent (12-of-15) from the free throw line. Michigan won the battle on the boards, 46-29.
Indiana returns to action on Thursday, Jan. 28 when it hosts Wisconsin in Assembly Hall at 7 p.m. ET.
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