Women's Basketball

    Hoosiers Suffer 81-51 Loss at Wisconsin

    Go Hoosiers! Amber Jackson had a team-high 18 points at Wisconsin on Wednesday.
    Go Hoosiers!
    Amber Jackson had a team-high 18 points at Wisconsin on Wednesday.
    Go Hoosiers!

    Feb. 20, 2008

    Box Score

    MADISON, Wis. - The Indiana women's basketball team dropped its fourth-straight Big Ten road game with an 81-51 loss to Wisconsin at the Kohl Center in Madison, Wis. Wednesday night. With the loss the Hoosiers fall to 15-12 overall and 8-7 in Big Ten action.

    It was a reversal of fortunes for the Hoosiers, who posted an 86-62 win over the Badgers (14-11, 7-8) on Jan. 31 in Bloomington.

    Amber Jackson was the lone Indiana player to reach double figures, finishing with 18 points on 9-of-11 shooting. Indiana shot just 39 percent (20-51) from the field and was outrebounded, 41-24. The Hoosiers are now 0-3 this season when scoring fewer than 53 points.

    Leading scorers Jamie Braun and Whitney Thomas combined for just 15 points and the Hoosiers were hampered by 24 turnovers, resulting in 26 UW points.

    After opening the game with a big defensive stop by Whitney Thomas for the Hoosiers, Wisconsin held Indiana to two points in the first seven minutes as it built up a 16-2 lead by the 13:17 mark. A 3-pointer by Jamie Braun sparked and capped off a 7-2 Hoosier run that cut the Badger¹s lead to 10, 19-9, with 10:23 to go in the half. However, Wisconsin answered with a jumper by Teah Gant at the 10:03 mark and went on to outscore the Hoosiers, 20-17, throughout the remainder of the half and head into the break with a 39-25 lead.

    Jackson scored 12 of the Hoosiers 25 points in the first half, sinking 6-of-8 from the floor in 16 minutes.

    Indiana got on the board first in the second half on a layup by Amber Jackson at the 19:50 mark to cut Wisconsin's advantage to 12, 39-27, but a 13-2 run increased the Badger lead to 52-29, with 16:11 remaining in the game. A layup by Jackson, followed by a 3-pointer by Whitney Lindsay, cut the deficit to 20 points, 54-34, but the Badgers kept answering as Danielle Campbell put in a layup to regain the 22-point advantage for Wisconsin.



    It was 60-41 Wisconsin with 9:20 remaining but two quick buckets by the Badgers and a pair of free throws from Mariah Dunham had the lead back to 25.

    Wisconsin extended the advantage as the clock ticked under three minutes remaining as Gant's layup made is a 28-point affair, 76-48. The Hoosiers' woes continued as Rae Lin D'Alie hit two free throws and an IU turnover resulted in a bucket from Tara Steinbauer for an 80-48 score.

    Indiana is back in action Feb. 25 as it plays host to Ohio State at Assembly Hall. Game time is 7 p.m. and the game will be broadcast live on the Big Ten Network.


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