Hoosiers Come Back to Knock Off Bowling Green, 75-67
Dec. 16, 2007
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - The Indiana women's basketball team erased an 11-point deficit in the second half to knock off Bowling Green, 75-67, on Sunday, Dec. 16 in Assembly Hall. The win stopped a four-game losing streak for the Hoosiers.
Down by 10 with 15:53 remaining in the game, sophomore Jamie Braun's free throw sparked a 10-0 Indiana run that knotted the game at 43-43. A 3-pointer by BGSU's Lauren Prochaska put the Falcons (6-2) back on top, but a 3-pointer by senior Nikki Smith tied the Hoosiers (5-5) back up at 46-46 with 12:59 to go. The two went to tie the game up two more times before a 21-10 Indiana run put the Hoosiers up by 11, 71-60, with 2:09 left in the game. The Hoosiers were able to maintain at least a six-point advantage en route to the 75-67 win.
The Falcons dominated the first half, building up a 10-point lead, 13-3, within the first four minutes of the game. A free throw by Braun at the 15:47 mark ignited a 14-8 run to cut Bowling Green's lead to just two, 21-19, with nine minutes remaining in the half. However, the Falcons recovered with a 16-9 run to take a 37-26 lead into the break.
The Hoosiers outshot the Falcons, 46.4 (26-of-56) percent to 35.9 (23-of-64) percent and won the battle of the boards, 43-37.
Junior Amber Jackson led IU with 17 points and 11 rebounds for her first double-double as a Hoosier. Jackson sank 8-of-12 from the field. Braun netted 15 points by way of 9-of-12 shooting from the free throw line and added four assists. Smith scored 11 points on 3-of-6 shooting from beyond the arc and freshman Jori Davis added 10 points and five boards in the win.
Bowling Green had three players in double-figures with Prochaska and Lindsey Goldsberry each netting 17 points apiece.
The Hoosiers are back in action on Thursday, Dec. 20 when they travel to Ohio to face the Cincinnati Bearcats at 7 p.m. ET.
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