Fourth-seeded Indiana has punched its first-ever ticket to the Candy 16 with a 70-48 blowout win over No. 12 seed Belmont, protecting the Bruins from an upset run. It’s Hoosiers Coach Teri Moren’s first journey to the spherical of 16.
4 of 5 starters scored at the least 10 factors every for the Hoosiers. The fifth, 6-foot-Three junior Aleksa Gulbe, had 9 factors and 15 rebounds.
“A whole lot of the issues she does don’t present up on the stat sheet,” mentioned Grace Berger, who had 17 factors within the sport and has essentially the most triple-doubles in Division I this season. “To see her get 15 rebounds is large time, but it surely’s nothing she doesn’t do for us each sport.”
Belmont was capable of keep inside vary by means of the primary half, however Indiana pulled away and had the Bruins in foul bother within the second half. Whereas the Hoosiers made 14 free throws, Belmont was capable of make only one, stopping the Bruins from staying aggressive.
“We’re actually excited — that’s an understatement,” Berger added. “However we additionally know we’re not executed but.”