Hoosiers Come Up Short Against Wisconsin, 55-47
Jan. 28, 2010
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Junior Jori Davis led all players with 21 points, but it wasn't enough at the Indiana women's basketball team came up short against Wisconsin, 55-47.
Junior Whitney Lindsay also netted double digits with 12 points and added four assists. Davis also tallied five rebounds and two assists. Sophomore Danilsa Andujar grabbed nine rebounds, all on the defensive glass, and added four points and a steal.
"I couldn't be more proud of these young ladies today then I have ever been," said IU head coach Felisha Legette-Jack. "They left it out there. They played with everything they had. I felt like they played for me, they played for each other, and they played for Indiana."
With Wisconsin (16-5, 6-4) leading 16-6 early in the first half, the Hoosiers (11-10, 4-6) used a 15-2 run, ignited by a 3-pointer from Sinclair at the 14:08 mark, to take a 22-18 lead with 8:46 to go in the half. A layup from Wisconsin's Lin Zastrow ended the IU run and started a Badger run that gave UW a 26-24 lead a the break.
The Badgers continued their run in the second half, outscoring the Hoosiers, 16-4, in the first seven and half minutes to take a 42-28 lead with 12:35 to go in the game. A jumper from Andujar sparked a 15-6 IU run that brought the Hoosiers within five, 49-44, with 32 seconds to go in the game, but the Badgers kept the edge on free throws for the 55-47 win.
Lindsay scored 10 of her 12 points in the second half. She made 4-of-13 from the field, with a 3-pointer, and shot a perfect 3-of-3 from the free throw line. Davis made 6-of-17 from the field with a pair of 3-pointers and sank 7-of-7 from the charity stripe.
"There was no quit in me," said Lindsay. "I wasn't going to let the team quit. I felt like if anyone was going to help make this team go, step up the intensity, I have to spark it. I have to lead that, as well as Jori, we have to be the ones to get us going."
The Hoosiers shot a season-high 85.7 percent (12-of-14) from the free throw line and held Wisconsin to 35.7 percent (20-of-56) shooting from the field. The Badgers won the battle on the boards, 45-36.
"They are a good defensive team," said Davis. "Every time we play Wisconsin we know we are going to go up against a strong defensive team."
Indiana returns to action on Sunday, Jan. 31, when it plays host to No. 4/6 Ohio State at Noon ET on the Big Ten Network.
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