BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Grace Berger and Mackenzie Holmes each scored 21 points and No. 6 Indiana shot 61% from 3-point range to beat Rutgers 91-68 on Sunday.
Four Hoosiers scored in double digits, including Sydney Parrish with 17 and Yarden Garzon with 14, including four 3-pointers. Berger also added seven assists for Indiana (20-1, 10-1 Big Ten), and Parrish and Holmes had six rebounds each.
Kaylene Smikle led Rutgers (9-14, 3-8) with 25 points and Kai Carter scored 13 off the bench.
Berger’s 21 points were a season high, and her three 3s were more than she had made combined since returning from a knee injury on Jan. 8.
Rutgers outshot Indiana in the first and had a five-point lead in the second, but Indiana responded with an 11-0 run and never trailed again. Indiana outscored Rutgers in each of the final three quarters, including a 33-20 advantage in the second.
Rutgers: The Scarlet Knights had a heavy advantage in offensive rebounds, 10-2, leading to 12 second-chance points, but their offense couldn’t keep pace with Indiana.
Indiana: The Hoosiers have spurred plenty of runs with defense, but proved Sunday they could do it on offense, too.
Rutgers: Hosts Wisconsin on Feb. 5.
Indiana: At Minnesota on Wednesday.
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