INDIANA 71, TCU 58
BLOOMINGTON, IN – In front of 7,815 fans, the fourth-largest crowd to see an Indiana women’s basketball game in program history, the Hoosiers resolutely worked past TCU in the semifinals of the Postseason WNIT and had five players reach double figures on scoring.
The victory gives the Hoosiers (22-14) the opportunity to host Saturday’s WNIT championship game – tipoff is set for 3 p.m. ET, with the game to be televised by CBS Sports Network.
Tyra Buss had 22 points for Indiana; Amanda Cahill added 14 points, Jaelynn Penn registered 13 points and Kym Royster had 10 points and 10 rebounds. The Hoosiers shot 53 percent from the field and led all but 90 seconds of the game despite having 16 turnovers.
Both teams struggled to get out of the starting gate, as TCU had a 14-13 lead after the first quarter. Indiana’s touch from the field improved enough to open up a 27-19 on baskets from Bendu Yeaney and Jaelynn Penn and a 3-pointer from Tyra Buss, but the Frogs stayed in touch, trailing just 32-28 at halftime.
Indiana extended the lead slightly after three quarters, 51-40, with a TCU foul with one second left allowing Cahill to knock in two free throws.
TCU (23-13) got 13 points from Dakota Vann and 11 points from Amy Okonkwo.