Indiana Survives Michigan State in 4 OT, Maryland Next

The Indiana University women’s basketball team survived perhaps the most dramatic game in the history of the Big Ten tournament with a thrilling 111-109 four overtime victory.  The Hoosiers improved to 17-13 on the season and keep their NCAA tournament hopes alive with the victory.

The game contained a little bit of everything, including a clock malfunction at the end of the first overtime.  Michigan State had hit what appeared to be the game winning shot at the buzzer, but the clock did not function properly in that final sequence and the officials were forced to determine that the shot didn’t count.

Amanda Cahill scored a career high 38 points to go with 9 rebounds and 6 assists.  Fellow senior Tyra Buss added 24 points, 8 assists and 5 rebounds.

Indiana will face Maryland in the quarterfinals on Friday at 6:30.  The game will be played at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis and can be viewed on BTN2Go.

Fatigue could be a factor for IU tomorrow as four different players logged more than 50 minutes in the marathon contest.

Maryland won the previous meeting 74-70 at College Park on January 16.  Maryland is 23-6 on the season and ranked No. 17 nationally.

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