Indiana Takes Down No. 24/19 Nebraska for Third Straight Win
Dec. 5, 2010
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - The Indiana (5-3) women's basketball team shined in the national television spotlight with a win over No. 24/19 Nebraska (6-1) to snap NU's 37-game regular season win streak. It's the first win over a ranked opponent for IU since it defeated No. 4/6 Ohio State, 67-62, on Jan. 31, 2010.
Four Hoosiers scored in double-figures with senior All-America candidate Jori Davis leading the way with 21 points, while grabbing four rebounds and three steals. Hope Elam added 14 points and Whitney Lindsay had 10. Danilsa Andujar had a career game with a career-best 10 points and tying a career-high with 12 boards for her first double-double of her career.
Nebraska jumped out to an 8-5 lead after a Dominique Kelley jumper with 17:07 remaining in the first half. IU responded scoring seven-straight points with a jumper from Whitney Lindsay, then a 3-pointer by Davis. Davis then capped off the run with a steal and layup to make the count 12-8. After a layup from NU's Catheryn Redmon, Davis nailed jump shot and Lindsay nabbed a steal for another runaway layup with 13:11 remaining to make it a 16-10 ballgame.
Both teams battled evenly as the score read 28-21 in favor of the Hoosiers after an Elam make from the beyond the arc with 5:08 remaining. The Cornhuskers didn't allow another Indiana point in the final minutes and closed the first stanza scoring five-straight to narrow the deficit to 28-26 at the half in favor of Indiana.
Nebraska's run spilled into the second half scoring the first four points to take its first lead since the 16:28 mark of the first half with a 30-28 advantage. Elam hit back-to-back treys to calm the storm to reclaim the lead 34-30. The advantage was short lived as the Cornhuskers netted a 17-6 run over the next 4:48 to take a 47-40 lead. Within minutes, the Nebraska lead evaporated as IU put together a 9-0 run of its own to make it 49-47 with 10:27 remaining.
The future Big Ten foe would battle back and forth until the score read 61-60 in favor of the Cornhuskers. With under two minutes remaining, Lindsay drove the lane and dished to an open Andrea McGuirt who nailed a layup while getting fouled and finished the old-fashioned three-point play to put Indiana in the lead 63-61 with 1:33 left. Nebraska wouldn't score another point as the Hoosier finished the game scoring seven-straight points to earn the 67-61 win.
IU outrebounded the Cornhuskers 40-32 and also outboarded NU on the offensive glass, 17-10. The Hoosiers shot 43.5 percent from the field (27-of-62) and forced 17 Nebraska turnovers.
The Hoosier return home on Thursday and welcomes Miami (OH) to Assembly Hall. Tip-off is scheduled for 7 p.m. and can be heard on Hoosier Country WHCC 105.1 F.M.
-Senior All-America candidate Jori Davis scored a team-high 21 points to extend her double-digit scoring streak to 13-consecutive games dating back to last season. Davis has led the team in scoring in six of eight games this season. Davis also grabbed four boards and three steals.
- Junior Danilsa Andujar set a career mark with 10 points in the contest, while also tying a career-best with 12 rebounds. The double-double performance is the first of Adujar's career. Her 10 points eclipses her previous mark of eight, which she accomplished at Clemson on Dec. 2.
- Senior Hope Elam netted 14 points and has scored in double-figures in seven of the eight games this season. Elam scored 13 of her points in the second half and nailed four 3-point field goals, tying her career-best.
- Indiana shot 51.7 percent (15-for-29) in the second half from the field, marking the first time the Hoosiers have shot over 50 percent for a half this season.
- The Hoosiers outrebounded Nebraska, 40-32, marking the third time IU has outrebounded an opponent this season. Indiana is 3-0 when it outrebounds an opponent this year. The Hoosier also won the battle on the offensive glass, 17-10.
- Whitney Lindsay played all 40 minutes, a first in her career. She netted 10 points to go along with eight assists, five rebounds and three steals.
- McGuirt grabbed seven rebounds today, marking the third time this season she has seven or more boards. She also brought down five offensive rebounds, her second-highest total of the season.
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