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College Basketball – Big Third Quarter Pushes Indiana Past Florida, 83-64

   

BLOOMINGTON, Ind.  – Redshirt junior guard Brenna Wise recorded her first
double-double of the season as Indiana used a big third quarter and five in double
figures to roll past Florida, 83-64, on Wednesday afternoon. The win improved the
Hoosiers to 4-0 on the season, the best start since 2014-15.

KEY MOMENTS

  *   After trailing 9-2, IU went on a 7-0 run to tie the game up on a Yeaney
3-pointer with 3:56 left in the first quarter. Going back-and-forth, the Gators
would take the 19-17 advantage on a Delicia Washington transition layup with 14
seconds left.
  *   Penn tied the game back up at 19-all on the Hoosiers first possession of the
second quarter. Things were tied up until the 6:28 mark when connected and
followed up with 3-pointer on the left side on a feed by Yeaney.
  *   After exchanging five ties and seven lead changes in the first half –
including another tie game at 33-all - it would be Indiana to take the advantage
into the break leading 39-33.
  *   The Hoosiers broke open the game in the third quarter, outscoring the Gators,
23-13, in the frame. Florida would cut the lead down to as few as six with 5:45
remaining but a 13-5 run closed it out for IU, taking a 62-46 lead with 10 minutes
to go. Wise would go on to score 11 of her 18 in the third as Indiana shot 54.5
percent in the third and 9-for-9 from the line.
  *   In the fourth, IU led by as many as 22 as it cruised to its 14th consecutive
home victory.


NOTABLES

  *   Indiana improved to 4-0 with the victory over Florida, 83-64. The Gators fell
to 0-5 on the year.
  *   IU’s 4-0 start is the best for the Hoosiers since going 4-0 in 2014-15 season.
  *   The Hoosiers are now 3-1 all-time against Florida and have won two-straight in
the series. IU posted a 102-88 victory in Winter Park, Fla. on Dec. 20, 2016.
  *   Redshirt junior forward Brenna Wise recorded the first double-double of her
Indiana career finishing with 18 points and 10 rebounds.
  *   Senior Kym Royster posted the fifth double-double of her career, totaling 13
points and 10 rebounds.
  *   Also scoring double-figures for IU were sophomore guard Jaelynn Penn with 13
points, freshman guard Grace Berger with a career-high 11 and freshman forward
Aleksa Gulbe had 10.
  *   The double-figure scoring game was the 31st for Royster, the 20th for Penn,
the third for Wise, the second for Gulbe and the first for Berger.
  *   The Hoosiers outrebound the Gators, 39-30 and shot 75 percent from the free
throw line (15-for-20).
  *   Indiana dished out 19 assists on 30 made field goals against the Gators, led
by redshirt junior guard Ali Patberg with seven.
  *   Indiana’s defense held Florida leading scorer redshirt senior guard Funda
Nakkasoglu to just five points, well below her average of 23.0 points per game.


UP NEXT

Indiana closes out a three-game homestand when it hosts Northern Illinois on Sunday.
Tipoff is set for 2 p.m. ET

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