Holmes, Garzon Push No. 6/6 Indiana Over No. 2/5 Ohio State


BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Senior forward Mackenzie Holmes and freshman guard Yarden Garzon combined for 46 points as No. 6/6 Indiana knocked off No. 2/5 Ohio State in its highest ranked win since 1994 on Thursday night.



  • After a scrappy start to the game, the Hoosiers (19-1, 9-1 B1G) were able to string together some stops, allowing them to control the paint on offense, with Senior forward Mackenzie Holmes scoring 11 of the Hoosiers 17 points. IU ended the quarter on a 9-0 run over the last 3:38 to take a 1-point lead into the second.
  • The Hoosiers came out slow to start the second quarter, committing multiple turnovers, allowing the Buckeyes to extend their lead to seven. However, on the offensive end, the Hoosiers continued to control the paint scoring 12 of their 15 second quarter points. Going into halftime, the Hoosiers were able to cut the Buckeyes lead to four-points, trailing 32-36 at the half.
  • After an Ohio State timeout early, the Hoosiers came out on fire, scoring four of their six 3-point field goals in the third. The Hoosiers went on to finish the quarter on a 27-4 run over the last 8 minutes. Freshman guard Yarden Garzon made three of the Hoosiers four 3-point field goals in the quarter. The Hoosiers took a 17-point lead into the fourth, leading the Buckeyes, 59-42.
  • After a slow start to the fourth on the offensive end, the Hoosiers allowed the Buckeyes (19-2, 8-2 B1G) to come within 8-points, before reclaiming the momentum. The Hoosiers held OSU to one of their last 11 field goals, going on to win by 13-points, 78-65. Junior guard Sydney Parrish and Garzon each turned in a double-double, Holmes leading the games’ scoring department with 26 points. Hoosiers finish the game shooting 45% from the field, 29% from the 3, and 70% from the charity stripe.



  • Senior forward Mackenzie Holmes scored a game-high 26 points to lead the Hoosiers offensively. She has scored in double figures every game this season and 84 times in her career.
  • Holmes now has hit the 25-point plateau in four-straight contests and eight times total on the campaign.
  • 18 of her points came in the first half where she shot 8-of-10 from the field. She finished the game 11-of-13 from the floor.
  • Freshman guard Yarden Garzon poured in 20 points, the fifth-straight game she’s reached double-digit scoring.
  • She grabbed her 10th rebound of the contest late in the fourth quarter to secure her first-career double-double. The freshman also dished out three assists and recorded three steals.
  • The Hoosiers had a pair of athletes each score 20 points (Holmes, 26; Garzon, 20) for the first time since the win over #6 North Carolina on Dec. 1, 2022.
  • Junior guard Sydney Parrish grabbed 11 rebounds, matching a career high and setting a career high during her time with the Hoosiers.
  • She paired those 11 boards with 12 points to tally her third double-double of the season.
  • Grace Berger tallied 12 points of her own, the 88th time in her five-year career she’s scored in double figures.
  • IU has now beaten four top-10 teams (No. 11/4 Tennessee, 6/6 North Carolina, 9/11 Maryland and 2/5 Ohio State) in the same season for the first time in program history.
  • Its six ranked wins in total on the season marks the most in a single season in program history.
  • The Hoosiers outscored Ohio State 27-6 in the third quarter. The Buckeyes shot just 2-of-12 from the floor in the period.
  • The Buckeyes scored just 65 points on the evening, the lowest number of points they’ve scored this year.
  • IU’s victory marks the highest ranked win over an AP Top-25 opponent since beating No. 2/2 Iowa on Jan. 21, 1994.
  • Ohio State came into the evening forcing opponents into 22.8 turnovers-per-game. IU turned the ball over just 12 times and scored 20 points on the fastbreak.
  • The Hoosiers are the only team in the nation currently ranked with three AP Top-25 wins on the season.



Indiana head coach Teri Moren

First of all, just a big thank you to our crowd tonight. I didn’t have to get those buses. They ended up showing up. Hoosier nation showed up for us in a big kind of way tonight. We’re so grateful that the energy that was in the building was incredible. I think these guys could speak to it as well. A great night for us, for women’s basketball, for our program. I thought the Mariachi band was terrific. They got us started in the right kind of way for the night. Great win for us. It was a battle of two really good basketball teams, and we knew it was going to be a 40-minute fight. It was just that we had an incredible third quarter. We went into half time, we made some adjustments defensively putting Yardon (Garzon) on Cotie McMahon, who was so terrific in the first half, and I thought Yardon came in and did a great job. We were pretty special there in the third, 21 assists on 28 made makes. That’s a good night for us. Balanced scoring with Mack (Holmes) and Yardon, and then Syd (Parrish) getting a double double. Grace is Grace Berger. I thought we handled ourselves in the press very well. We we’re ready for that. We wanted to be aggressive, yet poised, and I thought we did both of those things really well. Great matchup between two really good teams and I’m really proud of our guys for how they handled themselves and got us to the finish line.”



Indiana hosts Rutgers on Sunday afternoon for National Girls and Women In Sports Day. Tipoff is set for 2 p.m. ET.