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,
Congrats to T-Buss tonight on becoming Indiana Women’s Basketball All-Time leading scorer. I’ve never met a more fierce competitor than T! So proud of you! #history
— Teri Moren (@TeriMoren) January 4, 2018
and the new scoring leader left no doubt where her priorities were on the night:
You know I just wanted the win, but I appreciate this coach!? I will continue to fight and work my butt off for as long as I'm here. I can promise you that! Love you and grateful to have you as my coach. https://t.co/dZAidx97Yp
— Tyra Buss (@tbuss3) January 4, 2018
The Hoosiers welcome home their new scoring leader on Saturday against arch-rival Purdue at Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall.
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