Hoosiers Suffer 81-51 Loss at Wisconsin
Feb. 20, 2008
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.
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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