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IU women stay perfect in Big Ten with blowout win at Wisconsin

Ali Patberg led the way with 18 points as No. 6 Indiana improved to 4-0 in the Big Ten and 12-2 overall with a 76-53 win at Wisconsin on Wednesday night.

Patberg made 4-of-5 from three and was one of four in double figures for the Hoosiers.  She was joined by Mackenzie Holmes with 16, Aleksa Gulbe with 13, and Nicole Cardano-Hillary with 11.  Grace Berger flirted with a triple-double with 9 points, 11 assists, and 8 rebounds.

A 19-9 second quarter that saw IU shoot 57.1 percent gave the Hoosiers a 36-21 halftime advantage and the Badgers never seriously threatened after the break.  Wisconsin shot just 35.7 percent from the field and committed 14 turnovers as IU turned in another strong defensive effort.

“I thought Ali Patberg was tremendous,” head coach Teri Moren said after the game.  “I thought Aleksa Gulbe did a lot of good things and Mack(enzie Holmes) was steady on the inside but this is a great win. Any time you can win on the road, that’s a good day for us. It was nice to see how we responded from such an emotional win with Maryland and how we responded today was really good.”

Indiana improves to 4-0 in Big Ten play for the second time ever. It started the 2019-20 season with the same mark. The win gives IU its 11th-straight road victory and secures the nation’s second longest active win streak away from home.  The Hoosiers have now won eight in a row against the Badgers and 10 of the last 11 matchups.

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The Hoosiers will return to action at home on Thursday, January 13 against Nebraska. Tipoff is set for 6 p.m. ET on Big Ten Network.


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