Women's Basketball

    Indiana Knocks Off Michigan, 74-65, on Think Pink and National Girls and Women in Sports Day

    Go Hoosiers! Jamie Braun led all players with 22 points as Indiana defeated Michigan on Feb. 17.
    Go Hoosiers!
    Jamie Braun led all players with 22 points as Indiana defeated Michigan on Feb. 17.
    Go Hoosiers!

    Feb. 17, 2008

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    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.

    Jamie Braun led the Hoosiers (15-11, 8-6 Big Ten) with 22 points, while Whitney Thomas picked up her 11th double-double of the season with 19 points and 10 boards.

    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.

    Freshmen Whitney Lindsay and Georgia Follmer earned their first starts of their collegiate career, earning career-highs in points (Follmer, 4), rebounds (Lindsay, 3) and minutes (Lindsay, 35).

    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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