Hoosiers Put Four in Double Figures to Down Kansas, 63-48
Dec. 21, 2006
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Senior Carrie Smith scored a game-high 13 points off the bench to lead four Hoosiers in double figures as the Indiana women's basketball team topped Kansas, 63-48, on Branch McCracken Court at Assembly Hall on Thursday, Dec. 21.
The Hoosiers (11-2) and the Jayhawks (5-5) played nose-to-nose throughout the first seven and a half minutes of the game before Carrie Smith sparked an 18-5 run at the 13:17 mark that gave Indiana a 26-15 lead with 2:34 remaining in the half. However, Kansas came back and closed the first half with an 8-2 run that cut the deficit to five, 28-23, at the break.
Kansas came charging out of halftime on a 4-0 streak that cut the Hoosiers' lead to one, 28-27, within the first 1:15 of the second half. IU answered with a 3-pointer from Braun and a free throw from Michelle Carr to increase the Hoosier advantage to 32-27. The Jayhawks used a jumper from Ivana Catic and a layup from Shaquina Mosley to cut the lead to just one, 32-31, with 16:15 left in the game. A three-point play from Enterline increased IU's lead back to four, 35-31, with 15:27 remaining. Another three-point play from Enterline gave the Hoosiers a seven-point advantage, 38-31, with 13:07 to go. A layup from KU's Porscha Weddington stopped the Indiana run and put the Jayhawks within five, 38-33 at the 12:04 mark. However, the Hoosiers outscored the Jayhawks 25-15 in the final 11:30 minutes for the 63-48 win.
The Hoosiers outrebounded Kansas, 43-33, and held the Jayhawks to 33.9 percent (20-of-59) shooting from the field. IU also held the advantage in the paint, outscoring KU, 40-26.
Carrie Smith sank 5-of-9 from the field, including a 3-pointer and a pair of free throws for her 13 points. She also tied a career-high with seven rebounds. McKay sank 5-of-8 from floor and added 2-of-3 shooting from the free throw line. Enterline earned nine of her 12 points on a trio of three-point plays, while hitting 4-of-5 from the floor and the line. Sophomore Kim Roberson led all players with a career-high nine rebounds. Junior Nikki Smith extended her consecutive free throws streak to 28 as she hit 2-of-2 from the line.
Marija Zinic led the Jayhawks with 10 points on 5-of-12 shooting from the floor and added six boards.
After the holiday break, the Hoosiers will get back into action when they open the Big Ten Schedule at No. 20 Michigan State on Thursday, Dec. 28, at 7 p.m. (EST) in East Lansing.
On scoring in the paint
On the play of Carrie Smith
On the team's defense
Senior forward Carrie Smith
Senior center Sarah McKay
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