Tyra Buss Becomes the Indiana Women’s Basketball All-Time Scoring Leader

Indiana senior guard Tyra Buss became the all-time leading scorer in Indiana University women’s basketball history on Wednesday night.  She broke the 34-year-old scoring record with her 14th point which came early in the second half.  The previous record of 1,817 points was held by Denise Jackson, which was set in the 1983-84 season.

Unfortunately for Buss and the Hoosiers, IU came up short at Penn State, 77-74.

After falling behind early, the Hoosiers outscored the Lady Lions 24-17 in the fourth quarter but it wasn’t quite enough.  Buss led IU with 27 points and Amanda Cahill added a season-high 21 points.

Indiana head coach Teri Moren tweeted out her congratulations to Buss,

and the new scoring leader left no doubt where her priorities were on the night:

The Hoosiers welcome home their new scoring leader on Saturday against arch-rival Purdue at Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall.

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