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Indiana women’s basketball makes big statement with win at Tennessee

Indiana women’s basketball faced its first big test of the season Monday, when the 12th-ranked Hoosiers faced No. 11 Tennessee in Knoxville.

And IU passed that test with flying colors.

Indiana held off the Lady Volunteers for a 79-67 win, one of the biggest in program history.

IU (3-0) was in control for most of the first half, and led by as much as 16 in the third quarter. But Tennessee battled back, and cut the lead to 61-57 early in the fourth quarter. But IU wasn’t fazed by the counterattack in a road environment. The Hoosiers responded and built their lead back up into double figures, in spite of foul trouble.

Indiana had five players score in double figures. Mackenzie Holmes and Sara Scalia tied for the team lead with 16 points each. Chloe Moore-McNeil added 15, and Sydney Parrish and Grace Berger each chipped in 13. Berger and Holmes both grabbed 10 rebounds to record double-doubles.

The Lady Vols played without their best player in senior Jordan Horston, who was an All-American last season.

For more on the game:

By knocking off Tennessee, IU women’s basketball answers some big questions

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