Indiana University women’s basketball beat Michigan State 94-91

Indiana Prevails in Nail-Biter Against Michigan State

BLOOMINGTON, IN – February 8, 2024

The Indiana Hoosiers secured a thrilling victory over the Michigan State Spartans in a game that had fans at the edge of their seats at Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall. The Hoosiers emerged triumphant with a final score of 94-91, further solidifying their 19-3 record (10-2 in conference play).

Indiana showcased resilience and skill, overcoming a determined Michigan State squad. Mackenzie Holmes spearheaded the Hoosiers’ offensive onslaught, notching 28 points and leading her team to victory.

The game was marked by exceptional performances on both sides, but the Hoosiers’ efficiency on the offensive end stood out. Shooting at an impressive 67.3% from the field, 50.0% from beyond the arc, and 87.5% from the free-throw line, Indiana displayed the prowess that has made them a force to be reckoned with in the women’s basketball arena.

The hometown crowd was treated to a display of teamwork, with key contributions from Lexus Bargesser, Yarden Garzon, Sara Scalia, and Chloe Moore-McNeil. The Hoosiers showcased their dominance in various aspects of the game, including a strong presence in the paint with 40 points compared to Michigan State’s 36.

The game featured intense moments, with lead changes, ties, and a seesaw battle between the two teams. The largest lead for Indiana came in the fourth quarter, securing a six-point advantage with just six seconds remaining.

The Hoosiers’ fast breaks and bench contributions played a crucial role in their success, outscoring the Spartans in both categories. With 15 points from fast breaks and 5 points from the bench, Indiana demonstrated their depth and ability to capitalize on transition opportunities.

BLOOMINGTON, INDIANA – FEBRUARY 8: Indiana Hoosiers guard Lexus Bargesser (1) plays against Michigan State during an NCAA women’s basketball game on February 8, 2024 in Bloomington, Indiana.(Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
BLOOMINGTON, INDIANA – FEBRUARY 8: Indiana University huddles before an NCAA women’s basketball game against Michigan State on February 8, 2024 in Bloomington, Indiana.(Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
BLOOMINGTON, INDIANA – FEBRUARY 8: Indiana Hoosiers guard Yarden Garzon (12) shoots a three pointer against Michigan State Spartans guard Moira Joiner (22) during an NCAA women’s basketball game on February 8, 2024 in Bloomington, Indiana.(Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
BLOOMINGTON, INDIANA – FEBRUARY 8: Indiana Hoosiers guard Lexus Bargesser (1) plays against Michigan State during an NCAA women’s basketball game on February 8, 2024 in Bloomington, Indiana.(Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
BLOOMINGTON, INDIANA – FEBRUARY 8: Indiana Hoosiers guard Lexus Bargesser (1) passes against Michigan State during an NCAA women’s basketball game on February 8, 2024 in Bloomington, Indiana.(Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
BLOOMINGTON, INDIANA – FEBRUARY 8: Indiana Hoosiers guard Sara Scalia (14) shoots against Michigan State during an NCAA women’s basketball game on February 8, 2024 in Bloomington, Indiana.(Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
BLOOMINGTON, INDIANA – FEBRUARY 8: Indiana Hoosiers forward Mackenzie Holmes (54) goes to the hoop against Michigan State Spartans guard Julia Ayrault (40) during an NCAA women’s basketball game on February 8, 2024 in Bloomington, Indiana.(Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
BLOOMINGTON, INDIANA – FEBRUARY 8: Indiana Hoosiers guard Chloe Moore-McNeil (22) plays against Michigan State during an NCAA women’s basketball game on February 8, 2024 in Bloomington, Indiana.(Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
BLOOMINGTON, INDIANA – FEBRUARY 8: Indiana Hoosiers guard Chloe Moore-McNeil (22) plays against Michigan State during an NCAA women’s basketball game on February 8, 2024 in Bloomington, Indiana.(Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
BLOOMINGTON, INDIANA – FEBRUARY 8: Indiana Hoosiers guard Chloe Moore-McNeil (22) plays against Michigan State during an NCAA women’s basketball game on February 8, 2024 in Bloomington, Indiana.(Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
BLOOMINGTON, INDIANA – FEBRUARY 8: Indiana Hoosiers guard Chloe Moore-McNeil (22) celebrates against Michigan State during an NCAA women’s basketball game on February 8, 2024 in Bloomington, Indiana.(Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
BLOOMINGTON, INDIANA – FEBRUARY 8: Indiana Hoosiers forward Lilly Meister (52) plays against Michigan State during an NCAA women’s basketball game on February 8, 2024 in Bloomington, Indiana.(Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
BLOOMINGTON, INDIANA – FEBRUARY 8: Indiana Hoosiers guard Chloe Moore-McNeil (22) plays against Michigan State during an NCAA women’s basketball game on February 8, 2024 in Bloomington, Indiana.(Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
BLOOMINGTON, INDIANA – FEBRUARY 8: Indiana Hoosiers forward Mackenzie Holmes (54) plays against Michigan State during an NCAA women’s basketball game on February 8, 2024 in Bloomington, Indiana.(Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
BLOOMINGTON, INDIANA – FEBRUARY 8: Michigan State Spartans guard Julia Ayrault (40) celebrates making shot against Indiana University during an NCAA women’s basketball game on February 8, 2024 in Bloomington, Indiana.(Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
BLOOMINGTON, INDIANA – FEBRUARY 8: Indiana Hoosiers forward Mackenzie Holmes (54) plays against Michigan State during an NCAA women’s basketball game on February 8, 2024 in Bloomington, Indiana.(Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
BLOOMINGTON, INDIANA – FEBRUARY 8: Indiana Hoosiers guard Henna Sandvik (21) shoots against Michigan State during an NCAA women’s basketball game on February 8, 2024 in Bloomington, Indiana.(Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
BLOOMINGTON, INDIANA – FEBRUARY 8: Indiana Hoosiers guard Chloe Moore-McNeil (22) plays defense against Michigan State during an NCAA women’s basketball game on February 8, 2024 in Bloomington, Indiana.(Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
BLOOMINGTON, INDIANA – FEBRUARY 8: Indiana Hoosiers guard Yarden Garzon (12) plays against Michigan State during an NCAA women’s basketball game on February 8, 2024 in Bloomington, Indiana.(Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
BLOOMINGTON, INDIANA – FEBRUARY 8: Indiana Hoosiers forward Mackenzie Holmes (54) plays against Michigan State during an NCAA women’s basketball game on February 8, 2024 in Bloomington, Indiana.(Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
BLOOMINGTON, INDIANA – FEBRUARY 8: during an NCAA women’s basketball game on February 8, 2024 in Bloomington, Indiana.(Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
BLOOMINGTON, INDIANA – FEBRUARY 8: The Hoosiers celebrate after Indiana Hoosiers guard Sara Scalia (14) hits a three pointer against Michigan State during an NCAA women’s basketball game on February 8, 2024 in Bloomington, Indiana.(Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
BLOOMINGTON, INDIANA – FEBRUARY 8: The Hoosiers celebrate after Indiana Hoosiers guard Yarden Garzon (12) hits a three pointer against Michigan State during an NCAA women’s basketball game on February 8, 2024 in Bloomington, Indiana.(Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
BLOOMINGTON, INDIANA – FEBRUARY 8: Indiana Hoosiers forward Mackenzie Holmes (54) plays defense against Michigan State during an NCAA women’s basketball game on February 8, 2024 in Bloomington, Indiana.(Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
BLOOMINGTON, INDIANA – FEBRUARY 8: The Hoosiers celebrate after teammate Indiana Hoosiers guard Chloe Moore-McNeil (22) make a free throw during an NCAA women’s basketball game on February 8, 2024 in Bloomington, Indiana.(Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)

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