May 24, 2024

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — Mackenzie Holmes scored 13 of her 30 factors within the fourth quarter, Yarden Garzon was clutch within the closing seconds and No. 16 Indiana ran its successful streak to 10 with a 77-71 win over Illinois on Sunday.

Though the Hoosiers by no means trailed within the fourth quarter, it turned a battle between Holmes and Makira Prepare dinner of the Illini. Holmes made a basket, the primary of a nine-point run, that made it 61-58. Prepare dinner had seven straight factors for Illinois and her two free throws with 55.1 seconds to go made it 68-67.

That’s when Chloe Moore-McNeil drove the lane after which discovered Garzon in the fitting nook for a 3-pointer. After an Illinois miss, Garzon made two free throws with 20.6 seconds left. Sara Scalia and Moore-McNeil each made a pair of free throws within the final 5.7 seconds to shut out the Hoosiers’ Fifteenth-straight victory over Illinois.

Moore-McNeil scored 19 factors for Indiana (11-1, 2-0 Huge Ten Convention) and Garzon had 12. Holmes gave the Hoosiers a 30-point scorer for the third straight sport, a primary in program historical past. Garzon (30) and Scalia (32) began the string. Holmes was 10 of 14 from the sector and 10 of 12 from the foul line.

Prepare dinner scored 24 factors for the Illini (6-6, 0-2), 13 within the fourth quarter. Kendall Bostic scored 18 with 11 rebounds and Genesis Bryant added 12 factors.

Indiana went 7 of 12 from the sector, together with 3 of 4 from 3-point vary, and 11 of 13 from the road within the fourth quarter. Illinois was 9 of 17, 1 of two from distance, and 5 of seven from the road.

Holmes had 15 factors, lacking simply two of her eight pictures, and Moore-McNeil 10 because the Hoosiers took a 37-31 lead on the half.

A 9-0 run, with Moore-McNeil making a layup and a 3-pointer, gave Indiana the lead for good at 13-6. It was 17-10 after one quarter.

Moore-McNeil made consecutive layups as an Indiana 9-0 run made it 46-35 within the third quarter. A Prepare dinner jumper capped a 10-0 Illinois surge that made it 48-47 earlier than Indiana took a 49-47 lead into the fourth quarter.

Indiana has a house sport towards Michigan on Thursday. Illinois is off till subsequent Sunday when Wisconsin visits.