Big Ten Conference

Shorthanded No. 5 IU women's basketball plays just six players, holds on vs. Nebraska


Thursday's game against Nebraska was the first time Nicole Cardaño-Hillary, Ali Patberg, Grace Berger, Aleksa Gulbe and Holmes didn’t start together since last January.


And the inexperience showed as fifth-ranked IU (13-2, 5-0) nearly squandered a big second-half lead before holding on for a 72-65 win over the Cornhuskers at Assembly Hall.


The message from Moren has long been the same: to build up a bench — depth behind a starting lineup that takes such a bulk of the workload.


Those four steals were part of 13 total for IU in a defensive effort that held a Nebraska team normally averaging more than 80 points a game to just 65.


NEBRASKA (13-3) — Bourne 2-9 0-2 4, Markowski 8-15 0-3 17, Haiby 4-10 2-2 10, Scoggin 2-4 0-0 6, Shelley 5-11 4-5 15, Coley 0-1 0-0 0, Cayton 0-1 0-0 0, Porter 0-1 0-0 0, Moriarty 0-0 0-0 0, Stewart 2-6 0-0 6, Weidner 1-2 5-6 7, Team 0-0 0-0 0, Totals 24-60 11-18 65


3-Point Goals—Nebraska 6-21 (Bourne 0-3, Markowski 1-2, Haiby 0-2, Scoggin 2-4, Shelley 1-2, Coley 0-1, Cayton 0-1, Porter 0-1, Stewart 2-5), Indiana 6-18 (Browne 0-1, Gulbe 3-6, Cardano-Hillary 1-3, Patberg 0-4, Moore-McNeil 2-4).






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