No. 6 Indiana Gets Past Minnesota, 77-54


MINNEAPOLIS – Senior forward Mackenzie Holmes and junior guard Sydney Parrish paced No. 6 Indiana to its ninth-straight win at it secured the road win at Minnesota, 77-54.



  • The offense ran through Holmes in the first quarter, as she had eight of the Hoosiers’ first 10 points. It would be part of a 20-6 effort in the first behind a 52.9 percent clip from the floor.
  • Back-to-back triple by junior guard Sydney Parrish extended the Hoosiers (21-1, 11-1 B1G) lead early in the second to 20, 26-6. Nine of Parrish’s 23 points came in the second quarter, as she went 3-for-3 from the arc. Minnesota (9-13, 2-9 B1G) would shoot 60 percent in the frame, but a previously built lead by Indiana kept it a 21-point game at the break, 41-20.
  • Despite being outscored in the third quarter, the Hoosiers held on to a double-digit lead and got a small push at the end of the frame with three-straight buckets from Holmes and Parrish to take a 58-40 lead.
  • The Hoosiers regained a 20-point lead as it kept the Gophers away in the fourth, never relinquishing a 16-point lead to close it out.



  • Holmes has scored in double figures in all 22 games this season and has scored 20 or more points in the last six games. The Gorham, Maine native went 11-for-13 from the floor and had four blocks, four rebounds and two steals.
  • Parrish scored 14 of her 23 points in the first half, nine of which came in the second quarter. She also led IU on the glass with eight rebounds.
  • A 21-point lead at the break was tied for its largest halftime lead of the season against a Big Ten foe.
  • Berger set a new season-high nine assists and pulled down five boards. Indiana had 21 assists on 31 made shots. It’s the 10th time it has had 20 or more assists in a game.
  • Senior guard Sara Scalia also added double figures with 10 points off the bnech and four rebounds.
  • IU shot 50 percent from the floor, the 15th time in a single game this season.
  • Indiana extends its win streak in the all-time series over the Gophers, winning its sixth-straight dating back to the 2018-19 season.



Indiana head coach Teri Moren

“We are happy to get the victory tonight, but collectively we feel that we didn’t play our best basketball. 17 turnovers is just way too many for this basketball team that really prides itself in taking care of the basketball. Obviously, Mack and Syd had big nights for us, on a night where are guard play struggled. They struggled from the field. We are obviously glad that we are getting out of Minnesota with a win, but we know as we move forward that ball security, less turnovers, being able to make shots and being able to be cleaner from an execution standpoint is going to be important. Again, defensively we did some good things. That is the one thing that always keeps us in games and wins us a lot of games and these guys know that. Tonight, I would have loved to have seen our offense be a little bit better. None the less we are happy that it is another win in that column for us.”



An in-state rivalry is set to be renewed on Sunday in West Lafayette against Purdue. Tipoff is set for 2 p.m. ET on FS1.