Jan. 28, 2013
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EVANSTON, Ill. - The Indiana women's basketball team struggled shooting at Northwestern on Monday night as the Wildcats topped IU, 53-39.
Sasha Chaplin carried IU on the offensive end early. Chaplin scored her fifth point with a free throw at the 14:34 mark of the first half as IU led, 9-5.
The Northwestern offense then began to go to work. The Wildcats strung together a 15-2 run to build a 20-11 lead with 5:03 on the clock. IU's Aulani Sinclair followed with a field goal to end a 6:25 scoring drought for Indiana to cut the deficit to 20-13, with 4:51 to go.
NU later scored four points in the final minute of the half to take a 26-15 lead into the halftime break.
Indiana continued its struggle to score in the second half, scoring just two points in the first 11:41 of the half before the Hoosiers outscored the Wildcats 22-12 in the game's final 8:19. But the margin was too steep as Northwestern held on for the home win.
Chaplin finished with a team high 14 points and added six rebounds, two steals and a block. Nicole Bell added 10 points with a pair of boards. Jasmine McGhee skied for eight rebounds to lead IU and added eight points.
The Hoosiers will hit the road again on to take on Purdue on Thursday, Jan.31. That game will tip at 6:30 p.m. ET live on BTN.