The Journal Gazette
Friday, February 14, 2020 1:00 am

Women's college basketball

Late run, free throws help Hoosiers best Illini

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CHAMPAIGN, Ill. – Ali Patberg had 17 points and nine assists on Thursday night, and No. 20 Indiana pulled away late to beat Illinois 59-54.

The Illini (11-13, 2-11 Big Ten) took a 49-47 lead on Kennedi Myles' layup with 4:05 left in the game. The Hoosiers (20-6, 10-4) went on an 8-0 run to take the lead for good and Jaelynn Penn hit four free throws in the final 28 seconds to secure the win.

Aleksa Gulbe added 15 points and eight rebounds and Penn finished with 10 points and six rebounds for IU.

No. 1 SOUTH CAROLINA 79,T AUBURN 53: In Columbia, South Carolina, freshmen Aliyah Boston and Zia Cooke had 13 points apiece, and the Gamecocks rolled.

Auburn (8-14, 2-9 Southeastern Conference) trailed 22-19 early in the second quarter. But South Carolina (24-1, 11-0) regrouped. Robyn Benton led Auburn with 15 points.

No. 10 MARYLAND 93, No. 17 IOWA 59: In College Park, Maryland, Kaila Charles scored 21 points, and the Terrapins turned a showdown for first in the Big Ten into a blowout.

Ashley Owusu added 17 points and 10 assists for Maryland (21-4, 12-2 Big Ten). Monika Czinano led Iowa (20-5, 11-3) with 15 points.

No. 19 NORTHWESTERN 66, MICHIGAN 60: In Ann Arbor, Michigan, Veronica Burton hit a tie-breaking 3-pointer with 2:35 to play, Sydney Wood drained the clinching free throws with seven seconds left for the Wildcats.

Wood and Abi Scheid scored 14 points apiece for Northwestern (21-3, 11-2 Big Ten). Akienreh Johnson led the Wolverines (16-8, 7-6) with 15.

PURDUE 62, WISCONSIN 59: In Madison, Wis., Ae'Rianna Harris posted a double-double with 23 points and 12 rebounds as the Boilermakers held off a fourth-quarter charge to end a three-game losing streak.

Dominique Oden added 13 points for Purdue (16-10, 7-7 Big Ten), which played without Homestead graduate Karissa McLaughlin (lower leg injury).

BOSTON COLLEGE 56, NOTRE DAME 55: At Chestnut Hill, Mass., Emma Guy, who scored 12 points and grabbed nine rebounds, made the game-winning layup as time expired to snap the Irish's three-game winning streak.

Taylor Soule led the Eagles (13-10, 6-6 ACC) with 20 points. Destinee Walker paced Notre Dame (10-14, 5-7) with 21 points.

NORTH DAKOTA ST. 74, PFW 53: At Fargo, N.D., Michelle Gaislerova had 18 points and six rebounds for the Bison, who shot 51% (26 of 51) from the field and 50% (5 of 10) on 3-pointers. North Dakota Stateimproved to 7-16, 4-7 Summit League.

Purdue Fort Wayne (5-19, 1-10) got 10 points each from Hannah Hess and Jazzy Hughes. The Mastodons shot 30.9% (17 of 55) from the field and 32.1% (9 of 28) on 3-pointers.

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