Indiana Comes Up Short at Iowa, 84-75
Jan. 25, 2014
IOWA CITY, Iowa - Indiana wrapped up a stretch of five games in 11 days coming up short at Iowa on Saturday night in Carver-Hawkeye Arena, 84-75. IU's Taylor Agler scored a career high 21 points in the game as Larryn Brooks added 15 points and Simone Deloach finished with 10.
The Iowa (16-5, 4-3) defense disrupted Indiana (15-5, 2-5) early and took advantage to jump out to 13-3 lead. Agler silenced the Hawkeyes momentarily with a layup while being fouled and completed the three-point play with a free throw.
The Hawkeyes stretched their lead back to nine, 15-6, but Brooks connected from long distance to cut the deficit to six. After a jumper from Iowa's Theairra Taylor, Sasha Chaplin connected on a field goal for IU before Agler nailed a 3-pointer at the 13:53 mark to make it a 17-14 score.
Iowa countered with a trey, but back-to-back layups from Chaplin and Karlee McBride pulled the Hoosiers within two, 20-18, with 11:46 on the clock. The Hawkeyes then used a 10-1 run to build its biggest lead of the half, 30-19.
The Hoosiers again fired back using a 13-4 scoring burst to trail 36-34 with 3:43 remaining after another McBride field goal. Iowa would go on to take a 44-39 lead into the halftime break.
Indiana had a shaky start to the second half committing three turnovers in the first two minutes and Iowa took advantage by building a 60-46 lead.
IU strung some offense together and an Agler trey at the 11:44 mark cut the deficit to 61-52. Iowa answered with a bucket and a Deloach field goal on Indiana's next possession made it a nine-point game again.
The Hawkeyes would later stretch their lead back to 14. One more time Indiana made a single-digit game again after a Brooks layup to trail 71-62 with 5:46 to play. Iowa took the lead right back up to 12 and then held on for the home win.
The Hoosiers committed 22 turnovers in the game which led to Iowa scoring 29 points off of those miscues. IU did shot 50 percent for the game including 55.6 percent (10-of-18) from beyond the arc.
Agler connected on a career best 6-of-8 from 3-point range and added three assists, two rebounds and a steal. Brooks was 4-of-6 from the field, including a perfect 3-of-3 from long distance. Deloach led Indiana with six boards and was 4-of-6 shooting in the game.
Indiana will next play at home in Assembly Hall against Northwestern on Thursday, Jan. 30. That game will tip at 7 p.m. ET.
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