Indiana Women’s Basketball Defeats Wisconsin 68-54 Wednesday

BLOOMINGTON, INDIANA – FEBRUARY 11: Indiana Hoosiers guard Sara Scalia (14) shoots against Purdue Boilermakers guard Abbey Ellis (23) during an NCAA women’s basketball game on February 11, 2024 in Bloomington, Indiana. The Hoosiers beat the Boilermakers 95-62. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)

MADISON, Wis. — The Indiana women’s basketball team secured a 68-54 victory over the Wisconsin Badgers on Wednedsay night.

Indiana’s Mackenzie Holmes led the way scoring 24 points and contributing on both ends of the court. Holmes went 11-19 from the field, grabbed eight rebounds, and blocked four shots during her 31 minutes and 59 seconds on the court.

The Hoosiers started strong, shooting 60.0% from the field in the first quarter. Sara Scalia was a key contributor, finishing the game with 15 points, including four three-pointers. Scalia surpassed Amanda Cahill’s single-season 3-point record of 78.

Chloe Moore-McNeil also added 12 points, shooting 4-4 from beyond the arc.

Wisconsin, on the other hand, faced challenges throughout the game. Serah Williams led the Badgers with a double-double, scoring 18 points and grabbing 14 rebounds. Despite Williams’ efforts, Wisconsin struggled to find their rhythm, shooting 42.9% from the field.

The game saw several lead changes and was tied five times, showcasing the competitive nature of the matchup. Indiana managed to control the game for the majority of the time, holding the lead for 35 minutes and 29 seconds.

Indiana’s defense played a crucial role, limiting Wisconsin to 42.9% shooting overall and 14.3% from beyond the arc. The Hoosiers capitalized on turnovers, scoring 29 points off Wisconsin’s 11 giveaways.

With this victory, Indiana improved its record to an impressive 21-3 (12-2), while Wisconsin fell to 11-12 (4-9) for the season.

Video by IU Athletics

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