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The Journal Gazette

Sunday, March 18, 2018 6:00 pm

Indiana 74, Milwaukee 54

IU beats Farley, Milwaukee in WNIT 2nd round

Journal Gazette

Indiana beat Milwaukee 74-54 in the second round of the WNIT on Sunday in Bloomington. 

Senior Tyra Buss had 16 points, five rebounds and four assists for the Hoosiers (19-14). 

"We're playing together as a whole," Buss said in a news release. "We've made so much growth since the beginning of the season. It's helped our team as a whole. We believe in each other. We trust each other. It's a pleasure to play with them."

IU will play host to rival Purdue on Thursday for a third-round showdown.

 

"We're always exited to play an in-state rival," Buss said. "We hope to get a third win. The coaches will have us ready and prepared. That we get to host is awesome."

 

Former Canterbury standout Bailey Farley led Milwaukee (21-12) with 19 points

Indiana went on a 17-0 run in the second quarter to help build up a 42-24 halftime advantage. 

Jaelynn Penn had 16 points, seven rebounds and two assists, while Amanda Cahill added 12 points, seven rebounds and six assists for the Hoosiers.

Indiana held Milwaukee to 34 percent shooting (18 of 53) and forced 24 turnovers that resulted in 27 Hoosier points.

"We continue to get better," IU coach Teri Morin said. "We're more locked in to understanding game plans, and the tendencies of personnel. We're playing some of our best ball. We're staying disciplined. It's practice. It's the film we've been watching.

"While we were waiting to see if we'd get in the field, we had four to five days to spend time worrying about us. We wanted to go back and establish our culture. One of things we're about is defending and rebounding."