Author: Seth Tow

Indiana’s game at Wisconsin was closer than expected, but the Hoosiers took care of business. No. 14 IU women’s basketball got the job done at Kohl Center, coming out with a 68-54 victory on Wednesday. This was Indiana’s 10th straight win over the Badgers. Indiana (21-3, 12-2 Big Ten) established a comfortable lead in the second quarter after a tight opening period. The Hoosiers led at halftime, 41-25. Wisconsin (11-12, 4-9) climbed back into the game in the third quarter, but IU pulled away in the fourth quarter with a 15-4 run in the first five minutes. For the second…

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Sydney Parrish is getting closer to returning. The senior guard has missed six straight games for No. 14 Indiana women’s basketball after suffering a foot injury in practice. She initially wore a walking boot and used crutches to move around, but shed the crutches last week. After Sunday’s win over Purdue, IU head coach Teri Moren shared a positive update on Parrish’s status. “She is, she’s making a lot of progress. As a matter of fact, she did a little bit of our shootaround today, and that was great to see,” Moren said on Sunday. “It was great to have…

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BLOOMINGTON — The crowd at Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall knew it was coming. Mackenzie Holmes was one basket away from history. After two free throws and a layup in the first 1:16 of the fourth quarter on Sunday against Purdue, the graduate student needed just two more points to pass Tyra Buss and become Indiana women’s basketball’s all-time leading scorer. And the 13,304 Hoosiers fans in attendance — the biggest crowd for an IU women’s game so far this season — were fully aware. There wasn’t a scoreboard prompt or a countdown anywhere in the arena. The fans just knew.…

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BLOOMINGTON — Mackenzie Holmes wasn’t focused on setting the Indiana women’s basketball career scoring record. She just wanted to complete a career sweep of Purdue. On Sunday, she accomplished both. Holmes made IU history in the fourth quarter, on a layup from the right low post, and checked out of the game to a standing ovation and hugs from everyone on the Indiana bench. And No. 14 IU dismantled its in-state rival, 95-62, at Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall. The Hoosiers (20-3, 11-2 Big Ten) held a comfortable lead for much of the first half, and took a 41-30 lead to…

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There’s a wide gap between Indiana men’s basketball and its archrival, Purdue, right now. IU flipped the series around over the last few seasons, with three wins in four games from January 2022 through February 2023. But the second-ranked Boilermakers recaptured momentum this season, capped by its 79-59 win on Saturday at Mackey Arena. Purdue (22-2, 11-2 Big Ten) outplayed Indiana (14-10, 6-7) in every facet of the game. The Hoosiers stayed within striking distance for much of the first half, but that had just as much to do with Purdue’s cold outside shooting than anything IU was doing. Once…

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Indiana center Kel’el Ware is listed as questionable for Saturday’s game at Purdue, per the Big Ten availability report. Ware got banged up at the end of the Ohio State game on Tuesday. IU head coach Mike Woodson expressed uncertainty over the sophomore’s status on a media availability over Zoom on Thursday. He said Ware received a day off on Wednesday to go through treatment. Meanwhile, guard Xavier Johnson remains out for the Hoosiers. Woodson has reiterated several times that the sixth-year is out indefinitely after suffering an elbow injury against Iowa on January 30. This will be his third…

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Mackenzie Holmes has accomplished so much throughout her Indiana women’s basketball career. But on Sunday, she may experience her biggest achievement yet. Holmes, following her 28-point performance against Michigan State on Thursday, sits at 2,348 career points — 17 shy of passing Tyra Buss to become the program’s all-time leading scorer. Given that Holmes is scoring 22.5 points per game since Big Ten play restarted on December 31, she will most likely reach the milestone on Sunday against Purdue. Buss set her mark in four seasons, from 2014 to 2018. She led the Hoosiers to their first NCAA Tournament appearance in…

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From the moment Mackenzie Holmes entered the Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall media room Thursday night, it just felt different. The graduate student has made that walk from the locker room to the podium countless times over the last five years. She shows as much emotion as anyone on the court, and it occasionally creeps into her press conferences, but she’s typically measured and humble when she steps into the room and takes questions. Holmes still maintained those qualities Thursday. But her body language at the podium after IU’s thrilling 94-91 win over Michigan State exuded more pride than normal. She…

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BLOOMINGTON — IU women’s basketball has faced plenty of tests this season. But the 14th-ranked Hoosiers hadn’t been tested on their home floor this year quite as hard as they were by Michigan State on Thursday. The Spartans came into Bloomington and forced IU to play their way for a majority of the game. But Indiana is a battle-tested, veteran team, and turned the tide when it mattered most. The Hoosiers flexed their clutch genes in the fourth quarter, and they flexed hard. Sophomore wing Yarden Garzon hit several big shots. Fifth-year guard Sara Scalia drilled a huge 3-pointer to…

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Indiana’s class of returning sophomores has had very different seasons this year. Malik Reneau has taken a huge step forward, and is IU’s leading scorer. But CJ Gunn and Kaleb Banks haven’t been able to make similar strides. During a media availability over Zoom on Thursday, IU head coach Mike Woodson was asked about what’s kept Gunn and Banks from progressing this season. And he wasn’t entirely sure of that answer. “You know, I wish I knew. Because they have worked. I mean, in practice they work,” Woodson said. “I’ve just got find some confidence somewhere in one of them,…

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