IU Women Take Down Vanderbilt at Assembly Hall
Bloomington, IN — Making history and improving to 2-0 on the season was what the 23rd ranked Indiana Women’s Basketball team was all about on Sunday afternoon. Tyra Buss eclipsed the 1,000-point mark as the youngest player in Indiana University history and Alexis Gassion tied her career high in points with 22.
The 23rd ranked Hoosiers down the Vanderbilt Commodores by a score of 94-61 on Sunday afternoon. Four Hoosiers had double digits in Alexis Gassion, Amanda Cahill, Tyra Buss, and Amber Deane scoring 22, 17, 11, and 10 respectively. Buss had a history making day as she laid the ball in on a fast break to put her over the 1,000-point mark. Buss is the youngest player to reach that achievement, only 2 games into her junior year. Alexis Gassion made some history of her own as she tied her career high in points with 22. Not only did Buss and Gassion make some of their own history, but with the team beating Vanderbilt that is the first time the Hoosiers have taken down an SEC team in the regular season since 2006.
The Hoosiers and Commodores remained close throughout the first half at the 4:46 mark with the Hoosiers only leading by 4. The Hoosiers turned it on, however, to end the half as they went to the locker-room with a 12-point advantage. The Hoosiers started off the second half hot and never looked back. They went on a 12-0 run before letting the Commodores knock down a deep two, but in the end it wouldn’t be enough for Vandy. The Hoosiers took control of the game and ran away with it finishing Vanderbilt off at 94-61 when the final buzzer sounded.
Next up the Hoosiers will travel to Chattanooga to take on the Mocs on Thursday at 6:30 looking to improve to 3-0.