LIVE BLOG: Women's Basketball Tournament Game #2
March 5, 2009
Pregame: Blog #2 is live and running.
(20:00, 1st Half): Dueling bands as we get ready for tip-off. Michigan has their fight song playing while Indiana's band is also rocking out!
(15:56, 1st Half): Fast start for Michigan ... they open up on a 7-0 run and draw a charge as we head into the timeout.
(11:02, 1st Half): Michigan leads 15-3 at the under-12 media timeout. Michigan is 6-for-8 from the field (75%) while Indiana is shooting just 9% (1-for-11) from the field.
(9:37, 1st Half): Timeout. Michigan as they can't get the ball inbounds. Michigan leads 15-5 ...
(7:27, 1st Half): Michigan 20, Indiana 8 as we go to break ... Indiana shooting two when we come back.
(3:52, 1st Half): Michigan 25, Indiana 20 as the Hoosiers are on a 12-5 run leading into the media timeout. Michigan will shoot 1-and-1 after Big Ten Network returns from break.
(1:20, 1st Half): Indiana calls 30-second timeout -- Michigan 26, Indiana 22 ... after Michigan opened on a 15-3 run, Indiana has answered with a 19-11 run to creep closer.
HALFTIME: Indiana misses a half court short at the buzzer -- Michigan 28, Indiana 26 at halftime.
(20:00, 2nd Half): We are back on the court ready for the second half. Michigan trailing by two points looking to pull the upset.
(16:37, 2nd Half): Indiana calls a 30-second timeout ... Michigan 32, Indiana 28.
(14:02, 2nd Half): Michigan 36, Indiana 28 -- Indiana will shoot two free throws when we return.
(12:32, 2nd Half): Michigan's lead is down the three -- Indiana's full court press is really hurting UM in the back court.
(11:23, 2nd Half): Michigan calls a 30-second timeout as Indiana takes their first lead of the game after another steal for a lay-up in the back court. Indiana 37, Michigan 36.
(10:19, 2nd Half): Indiana has scored 13 straight points to take a 41-36 lead. They will shoot two free throws after getting fouled on a lay-up attempt after the media timeout.
(7:31, 2nd Half): Indiana is on a 20-4 run as they have taken a 48-40 lead. The press took Michigan completely out of their offense as UM now has 22 turnovers.
(2:55, 2nd Half): Indiana uses a 30 second timeout - Indiana 57, Michigan 48.
(2:49, 2nd Half): Media timeout after Michigan knocks the ball out of bounds - score remains Indiana by 9.
Final Score Indiana beats Michigan 68-50. They close the game on a 40-14 run fueled by a furious press in the second half that Michigan struggled to handle. Stay tuned for Game 3!