Indiana Knocks Off Michigan, 74-65, on Think Pink and National Girls and Women in Sports Day
Feb. 17, 2008
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - The Indiana women's basketball team picked up its 15th win of the season as it knocked off Michigan, 74-65, on THINK PINK and National Girls and Women in Sports Day at Assembly Hall on Sunday, Feb. 17.
With the score knotted at 11-11 at the 14:17 mark, the Hoosiers compiled a 13-2 run off a Kim Roberson layup to take a 24-13 lead with 10:02 remaining in the half. An 8-0 Wolverine run brought Michigan back within three, 24-21, at the 7:56 mark. However, a jumper by Braun ended the run as IU outscored Michigan, 16-7, in the final 7:47 of the first stanza to take a 40-30 lead into the break.
Michigan came out of halftime firing as Krista Clement sank a 3-pointer at the 19:37 mark to cut the Hoosiers' lead to seven, 40-33. However, IU answered as Braun hit a layup nearly 30 seconds later. The Wolverines kept responding building up a 6-2 run over the next minute and a half to cut Indiana's lead to five, 44-39, with 17:36 on the clock. However, IU put together a 23-8 run that increased its advantage to 17, 66-49, with 6:44 remaining in the game. The Hoosiers' final big dash was enough to seal the win as the claimed the 74-65 victory.
Braun sank 9-of-16 from the field, including a pair of 3-pointers, and added seven boards, four assists and four steals. Thomas shot 6-of-13 from the floor, including a 7-of-10 effort from the free throw line, for her 19 points. Eight of her 10 rebounds came off the defensive side of the glass. Her double-double was the 21st of her career, which ranks sixth in the IU record book.
Indiana shot 47.4 percent (27-of-57) from the field and sank 15-of-24 from the charity stripe. The Hoosiers outrebounded Michigan, 40-27, while the Wolverines shot 44.4 percent (24-of-54) from the field.
The Hoosiers return to action on Wednesday, Feb. 20 when they travel to Madison to take on the Wisconsin Badgers at the Kohl Center. Tip-off against Wisconsin is set for 8 p.m. ET.
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