No. 20 Hoosiers Top Badgers In Overtime

 

BLOOMINGTON, Ind.  – Rallying from a 16-point first half deficit, No. 20 Indiana used the overtime period to defeat Wisconsin, 75-65, on Thursday night at Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall.

 

KEY MOMENTS

  • After trailing, 18-2, the Hoosiers ended the first quarter on an 8-4 run, capped off by two redshirt junior Ali Patberg 3-pointers to go into the second quarter trailing, 22-10.
  • A 3-pointer by junior guard Jaelynn Penn at the 4:59 mark of the second quarter cut the deficit to 19-27, the first time the deficit had been under double digits since the 5:50 mark of the first quarter (10-2).
  • A senior forward Brenna Wise 3-pointer with 22 seconds remaining in the third quarter helped the Hoosiers trim the deficit to 48-38 going into the fourth quarter.
  • The Hoosiers opened up the fourth quarter with an and-one opportunity by freshman forward Mackenzie Holmes and then a steal and layup by Penn with 8:53 remaining to cut the deficit to 48-43.
  • Holmes had her second and-one opportunity of the fourth quarter with 6:25 remaining to cut the lead to 51-46. Holmes cut the lead to five again at 58-53 on her third and-one of the fourth quarter with 2:55 remaining.
  • Two free throws by Patberg with 2:27 remaining cut the Wisconsin lead to 58-55, the closest the Hoosiers had been since 8:16 remaining in the first quarter.
  • Penn’s 3-pointer on an out-of-bounds play after a Hoosier timeout with 14.6 seconds remaining in the game tied Wisconsin at 61.
  • IU opened the overtime period on an 8-0 run, including five straight points from Patberg to give the Hoosiers a 69-61 lead with 2:51 remaining.
  • A 3-pointer by Patberg as the shot clock expired with 46 seconds remaining in the overtime period gave the Hoosiers their largest lead of the night, 75-65, and sealed off the win for IU.

 

NOTABLE

  • With the win the Hoosiers improve to 50-23 all-time against Wisconsin.
  • Indiana outscored Wisconsin, 37-17, in the fourth quarter and overtime combined.
  • The Hoosiers outscored Wisconsin, 14-4, in overtime as they shot 5-of-6 from the field. Indiana held Wisconsin to 2-of-6 from the field in overtime.
  • Patberg led the Hoosiers with 20 points and scored eight of the Hoosiers’ 14 points in overtime.
  • Holmes scored 19 points, all coming in the second half and overtime. Holmes added 10 rebounds for her first career double-double.
  • Indiana outrebounded Wisconsin 43-38, including 19-12 on offensive rebounds. The Hoosiers held a 20-10 advantage in second chance points.
  • Trailing, 46-31, with 1:31 to play in the third quarter, the Hoosiers used a 12-2 run, with Holmes scoring nine of the 12 points, to get within five at 48-43 at the 8:53 mark of the fourth quarter.
  • Indiana overcame an 18-2 deficit at the 4:32 mark of the first quarter to force overtime and win the game.
  • Patberg, Holmes and Penn combined for 54 points in the game.
  • The Hoosiers connected on 16-of-19 (84.2 percent) from the free-throw line. Holmes connected on 11-of-13 from the free-throw line. In the Hoosiers’ last two games they have shot a combined 36-of-43 (83.7 percent) from the free-throw line.

 

QUOTABLE

Indiana head coach Teri Moren

“Well it was an exciting win for us. I love how our kids battled until the very end. How they never gave up, how resilient and tough-minded they were. We had to get a stop there at the end, and we did. I thought in overtime they looked like a whole new time. (Grace) Berger must have not ate or drank what she did the other night. She got off to a really slow start, but down the stretch I thought she made some really nice plays in overtime. She attacked the glass and hit the big three. Ali (Patberg) was much more aggressive and determined, that is one thing about Ali Patberg. I was proud of just her leadership tonight and how she would not let her team quit. She stayed after them and continued to give good juice throughout. I thought that was so important for this group. I am really happy with the way Brenna Wise was. She was terrific defensively tonight. We didn’t have an answer for Sydney Hilliard. But I thought in terms of Jaelynn (Penn) down the stretch, she did a much better job. We were trying to figure out on the sideline who we had that could guard her. I thought that Jaelynn (Penn) did a much better job going down the stretch. Kids stepped up and made timely plays. Mackenzie Holmes, freshman, went to the free throw line knocking down 11-of-13 tonight which was huge for us. She ended up with a double-double tonight. Really happy for our group. It is just a great life lesson. The game is never over until the final horn sounds. If you continue to believe and stick together things like this can happen for you. I am really happy for those guys in the locker room tonight.”

 

UP NEXT

The Hoosiers will be back in action at 6 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 3 when they travel to West Lafayette to take on the Purdue for the annual Barn Burner Trophy game.