BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) _ Heather Cassady scored 21 points and Jill Chapman scored five straight points in overtime as the Hoosiers beat No. 20 Wisconsin 83-79, snapping a 16-game winless streak against ranked teams.
Indiana had not beaten a Top 25 opponent since Feb. 6, 1998. The Hoosiers did it without starting forward Rachael Honegger, who was suspended by the university after being sentenced last week on a forgery conviction.
Honeggers’ replacement, Erin McGinnis, played a key role. Her free throw tied the score at 72 with 21.2 seconds left, forcing overtime.
And then, the Hoosiers (15-7, 6-5) relied on free-throw shooting and a stingy defense to take care of the Badgers. Wisconsin managed just three baskets in the extra session.
The Hoosiers built a 79-76 lead when Jill Chapman hit a 3-footer with 1:33 to go, extended it to 81-76 when Chapman beat the shot clock with a 15-footer and closed out the Badgers when McGinnis hit two free throws with 12.8 seconds to go.
Chapman finished with 19 points, McGinnis with 16.
Indiana’s victory ruined a remarkable comeback by Wisconsin, which trailed by as much as 20 points late in the first half.
In fact, the Badgers (14-8, 9-4) managed just one lead, at 72-71 with 44.7 seconds left in regulation. But 23 seconds later, McGinnis hit the free throw that forced overtime.
Wisconsin was led by Jessie Stomski, who had 19 points, and Kyle Black, who had 16.