Indiana Hoosiers Defeat Iowa Hawkeyes 86-69 in Big Ten Showdown

Written from box score

Bloomington, Indiana — February 22, 2024

The Indiana Hoosiers secured a decisive 86-69 victory over the Iowa Hawkeyes in a Big Ten clash at Assembly Hall on Thursday night.

Indiana’s starting lineup, led by forward Mackenzie Holmes and guard Sara Scalia, dominated the court. Scalia led the scoring with 25 points, supported by Holmes’ 24-point performance.

The Hoosiers displayed a balanced offensive effort with multiple players contributing both from beyond the arc and inside the paint.

In contrast, the Hawkeyes struggled to find their rhythm, particularly from three-point range. Guard Caitlyn Clark led Iowa with 24 points, but the team only managed a 17.9% success rate from beyond the arc.

Indiana’s presence on the boards, securing 42 rebounds compared to Iowa’s 33, played a pivotal role in their victory. Additionally, the Hoosiers’ bench contributed 15 points, providing valuable depth and maintaining their lead throughout the game.

The Hoosiers dominated each quarter, steadily building their lead and securing a comfortable margin by the final buzzer. The Hawkeyes made a late-game push in the fourth quarter, but Indiana’s defense and scoring proved insurmountable.

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