Women's Basketball

    Hoosiers Knock Off Northwestern, 74-58

    Go Hoosiers! Sophomore Jamie Braun led the Hoosiers with 16 points on Thursday night.
    Go Hoosiers!
    Sophomore Jamie Braun led the Hoosiers with 16 points on Thursday night.
    Go Hoosiers!

    Feb. 7, 2008

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    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Four scored in double-digits as the Indiana women's basketball team defeated Northwestern, 74-58, in Assembly Hall on Thursday, Feb. 7.

    Jamie Braun led Indiana with 16 points on 7-of-12 shooting from the floor. Amber Jackson added 14 points and Whitney Thomas collected her 10th double-double of the season with 12 points and 10 boards. Haylie Linn netted 10 points off the IU bench.

    The Hoosiers (14-9, 7-4 Big Ten) and Wildcats (4-19, 0-11 Big Ten) battled point-for-point for the first 15 minutes of the game until three straight 3-pointers by Linn, Braun and Kim Roberson sparked a 15-3 IU run that gave Indiana a 36-23 lead at the end of the first stanza.

    Braun led the Hoosiers with 12 points in the first half sinking 5-of-7, including a pair of 3-pointers.

    IU jumped out of the break on a 12-4 run to take a 48-27 lead at the 14:09 mark. The Hoosiers never looked back as they led by at least 14 points en route the 74-58 win.

    Thomas' double-double was the 20th of her career. Amber Jackson and Ebony Jackson grabbed seven boards apiece as the Hoosiers won the battle of the boards, 46-40. IU collected 14 steals off of 23 Northwestern miscues, and shot 42.1 percent (8-of-19) from beyond the arc.

    Amy Jaeschke led all players with 26 points on 8-of-17 shooting from the field and Nadia Bibbs recorded a double-double for the Wildcats with 11 points and 12 rebounds.

    The Hoosiers return to action on Sunday, Feb. 10 when they travel to Champaign, Ill. to take on Illinois at 2 p.m. ET on the Big Ten Network.

     

     


       

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