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Grace Berger records first ever IU women’s basketball triple double as Hoosiers cruise in opener

It’s time to bottle up Grace Berger’s offseason training regimen during a pandemic and study it.

The 6-foot junior guard recorded the first triple-double in IU women’s basketball history with 17 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists on Wednesday afternoon at Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall in Bloomington.

Meanwhile, Indiana cruised to a 100-51 season opening win over Eastern Kentucky.

The Louisville native Berger clinched the triple-double before the start of the fourth quarter, and she had company in her pursuit of the historic achievement.

Sophomore forward Mackenzie Holmes threatened a triple double as well, but instead found her own way to enter the IU record book.

Holmes went a perfect 13-of-13 from the field, leading IU with 26 points, 8 rebounds and 7 blocks.  The 6-foot-3 Holmes became the first player in program history to record a perfect day from the field with at least 10 attempts.

Ali Patberg added 18 points for Indiana, and Danielle Patterson chipped in with 14.  Patberg eclipsed the 1,000 point mark during the contest.

The No. 15/16 Hoosiers will host Samford on Dec. 3.

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