Hoosiers Fall to Visiting Badgers
Feb. 6, 2011
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Indiana did not have an answer for Wisconsin on Sunday afternoon as the Badgers won in Bloomington, 75-49. Senior All-America and All-Big Ten candidate Jori Davis led IU with 14 points and six boards. Alisha Goodwin scored 12 points off the bench for the Hoosiers and Hope Elam finished with 11 points.
Elam scored IU's first five points of the of the game, but Indiana (8-15, 2-9) was behind early, 10-5, after free throws from Wisconsin's (13-10, 8-3) Tara Steinbauer with 15:16 left in the first half. Davis hit a jumper on the other end and Milika Taufa scored on a put back on a later IU possession to cut the lead to one. Indiana then took its first lead of the game after a Goodwin fast break layup to make it an 11-10 score at the 12:30 mark.
Paige Morgan silenced this initial IU burst with a 3-point field goal to take the lead right back for the Badgers. But Elam hit a 3-pointer of her own to steal the lead again, and Davis followed with an old fashioned three point play with a layup and free throw with 10:21 to play in the half to cap a 12-3 run and give the Hoosiers the lead, 17-13.
The four-point cushion would be the largest lead Indiana would see for the game as Wisconsin finished the half strong outscoring IU 26-8 in the final 9:54 to lead heading to the locker room, 39-25. The Badgers shot 66.7 percent from long range in the opening stanza hitting on 8-of-12 from beyond the arc.
Lindsay hit a free throw for the Hoosiers to start the second half, but the Badgers countered going on a 21-6 run over an 11:00 span to build Wisconsin's largest lead of the game, 60-32, with 8:45 remaining. Indiana then went on 13-6 spurt capped by a Goodwin three point play with 2:33 remaining and the score, 66-45. That would be the closest IU would get as the Badgers won its eighth Big Ten game of the season.
"We started off really well, we started off with passion and enthusiasm and purpose," Indiana Head Coach Felisha Legette-Jack said. "Then we surrendered when they got a little lead on us...We've got to figure out how to get over this hump. It's a tough road to hold and we have to find a way to never surrender."
Wisconsin shot 48.1 percent (25-of-52) from the field as Alyssa Karel led the Badgers with 21 points while shooting 8-of-12 from the field.
Indiana will hit the road to play Illinois on Thursday, Feb. 10. That game is scheduled to tip at 8 p.m. ET.
- Senior All-America and All-Big Ten candidate Jori Davis tallied double figures for the 22nd time this year, including the last 13-consecutive games. Davis finished with 14 points, six rebounds and two steals.
- Davis now sits alone in the 11th spot on Indiana's all-time career scoring list. With her 14 points today, she now has scored 1,442 points in her career and is nine points shy of Lisa Furlin's (1993-96) total of 1,451 points for 10th place.
- Junior Alisha Goodwin tallied 12 points off the bench against the Badgers. It marks the fifth time this season Goodwin has scored in double-digits, three of those games she came off the bench. Goodwin also brought down four rebounds and had two steals.
- Indiana won the in the offensive glass department, 12-7.
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