No. 6 Hoosiers Win Top 15 Battle In Victory Over No. 13 Michigan

ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Six players scored in double figures as No. 6 Indiana shot 51.6 percent from the floor in a 92-83 win over No. 13 Michigan inside Crisler Center on Monday night.

KEY MOMENTS
• Indiana (18-1, 8-1 B1G) found some separation in the first quarter with 3:41 to play as junior guard Sydney Parrish drilled a 3-pointer and junior guard Chleo Moore-McNeil found Holmes in transition to lead 16-10. Michigan came back within two, but freshman guard Yarden Garzon and senior guard Sara Scalia connected from long range as Indiana led 26-16 at the end of the first.
• Dialing up a 54.1 percent clip in the first half, IU was fueled by 15 points from senior forward Mackenzie Holmes and 12 points from senior guard Sara Scalia, who had seven of her 12 points in the second quarter.
• Another hot scoring clip in the third quarter – 63.6 percent – helped the Hoosiers maintain its lead through three quarters, 68-56. They held their largest lead of 17 with 3:52 to go in the frame, as Scalia drained her third 3-pointer of the day.
• Michigan (16-4, 6-3 B1G) made a run at the deficit in the fourth, cutting it to as few as six with 4:48 to play but graduate student guard Grace Berger had the answers with back-to-back jumpers to increase her teams lead back to 10.

NOTABLE
• The Hoosiers earn their best start to a season in program history with an 18-1 record since the inaugural season 17-2 record in 1971-72.
• No. 6/6 Indiana earned their fifth ranked win of the season over the No. 14/16 ranked Michigan Wolverines.
• Six Hoosiers scored in double-figures against the Wolverines for the second time this season, last since IU’s win over Bowling Green on Nov. 17, 2022.
• Indiana out rebounded Michigan 41-24 and grabbed 14 offensive boards.
• Mackenzie Holmes earned her ninth double-double this season and the 19th of her career with 25 points and 10 rebounds. This marks her 19th straight game in double-figures this season.
• Sara Scalia set a new season high of 19 points, shooting 7-of-10 from the field.
• Chloe Moore-McNeil and Grace Berger combined for 13 of the Hoosiers 18 assists.
• Indiana tallied nine blocks against the Wolverines tying the most blocks against a Big Ten opponent since the Hoosiers played Wisconsin on Jan. 10, 2021, under head coach Teri Moren.
• Freshman Lilly Meister scored four points and grabbed six rebounds off the bench. Meister also set a career high with two blocks in her contribution off the bench.
• Sydney Parrish added 12 points and five rebounds making this her 15th game this season in double figures.

QUOTABLE
Indiana head coach Teri Moren
“Well, we are obviously very happy. Anytime you can win on the road in a place like Michigan it is a good night. I am really, really happy for our players. We knew that controlling the boards was going to be the number one key. To out rebound Michigan by 17 and have six in double digits. Lilly Meister, I thought, came in and did a great job when Mack got into foul trouble and to see Sara Scalia hit a bunch a shots today the way we know she can was big. I loved how we guarded. Leah Brown was cooking, but I thought for the most part we did a decent job. Even (Lalia) Phelia I know has 21, but I think all those are hard earned, even Brown’s. Defensively I thought we did a good solid job. Turnovers stayed low which was terrific, 18 assists. There is just not a lot to be disappointed about. I thought our kids followed the game plan. They didn’t panic, and we knew there was going to be Ebb and flows. We knew they were going to make runs and we were going to have runs. But this group did a fantastic job today.”

UP NEXT
Indiana returns to Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall to face No. 2/2 Ohio State on Thursday night. Tipoff is set for 8:30 p.m. ET on BTN.