IU Drops Tuesday Night Game At Northwestern

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IU Drops Tuesday Night Game At Northwestern

 

EVANSTON, Ill.  – Cold shooting doomed Indiana on the road on Tuesday night as it fell to Northwestern, 69-49.

 

KEY MOMENTS

  • The Hoosiers (18-11, 7-10 B1G) got out to a slow start, falling behind as many as 10 in the first quarter as it faced a 17-10 deficit heading into the second.
  • With back-to-back 3-pointers from sophomore guard Jaelynn Penn and redshirt junior guard Ali Patberg, the Hoosiers came within three, 22-19. Northwestern would go back up five but a pair at the line from Penn and her 3-pointer tied the game up at 24-all with 3:36 on the clock.
  • The Wildcats (16-12, 9-8 B1G) would use a 6-0 run over the next minute and 20 seconds stretched the lead back out but IU got an offensive putback from senior forward Kym Royster and a layup as the clock expired on the half from Patberg to cut it to two at the break, 30-28.
  • But IU struggled out of the break as Northwestern would win the quarter in the third, 22-8. Indiana went over five and a half minutes without a bucket as Royster finally got the Hoosiers on the board with 4:21 remaining. It gave time for the Wildcats to build their lead, 52-36, as it shot 53.3 percent in the third quarter alone.
  • It was more of the same in the fourth as Indiana would score 13 points and combine for just 21 second-half points to fall on the road.

 

NOTABLE

  • Penn scored 12 points, pushing her career total to 806. She extended her double figure scoring streak to 17 games and 23rd of the season.
  • Patberg also added double figures with 11 points, the 20th double figure scoring game of the season.
  • The Hoosiers shot just 31.1 percent on the night and were held to a season-low 49 points.
  • IU won the margin on the boards, 39-38. Royster added nine points and tied a team-high seven rebounds. Redshirt junior forward Brenna Wise added seven points and seven rebounds.
  • Northwestern was paced by 24 points from sophomore guard Lindsey Pulliam and 11 points and 11 rebounds for senior forward Pallas Kunaiyi-Akpanah.  They shot 43.5 percent on the night.

 

UP NEXT

The regular season comes to a close on Sunday when Indiana hosts Purdue. Tipoff is set for Noon ET on Big Ten Network.

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