Women's Basketball |
Dec. 20, 2007
CINCINNATI -- Kahla Roudebush (Noblesville, Ind./Hamilton Southeastern) scored 19 points and Jill Stephens (Mineral Wells, W.Va./Parkersburg South) added 13 points for the University of Cincinnati (8-3) but visiting Indiana (6-5) capitalized on a season-high 21 turnovers by the Bearcats and won, 66-59, at Fifth Third Arena on Thursday night. The victory for IU snapped a seven game win streak at home for UC.
The two teams stayed close initially before the Bearcats went on a 13-0 run to take a 12 point lead, 20-8, at the 10:08 mark of the first half. The Hoosiers reacted with a 19-4 run to close out the half and took a 27-24 lead into the locker room.
Indiana opened the second half with a 19-4 run to push its lead to 12, 43-31 with 14:17 to play. UC went on a 11-0 run to pull within one, 43-42, with 10:36 left in the half. The Hoosiers tacked on a quick eight points to grab a 51-42 lead with 7:42 remaining. Indiana's Kim Roberson got a technical foul with 6:05 left in the game and Roudebush connected on both free throws, but Indiana was not phased and went up 12, 62-50, with 2:59 to play and held off the Bearcats for a 66-59 victory. UC outrebounded Indiana, 39-37, but gave up 29 points off of turnovers for the game.
"We have told our players that we can't defend points off of turnovers and we can't defend points at the free throw line," said head coach J. Kelley Hall. "They scored 35 points that way and that was pretty much the game. It's such a huge disparity, it just keeps going back to the points off of turnovers."
Indiana had four players score in double figures, led by Roberson's 17 points. Whitney Thomas pulled down 19 rebounds for the Hoosiers.
Cincinnati will take a break for the holiday and return to play on Dec. 29, 2007 at Tennessee Tech for a 4 p.m. matchup.