#10 Indiana Women's basketball pulls away from a scrappy Maryland team.

Mackenzie Holmes has 23 points and ten rebounds for the Hoosiers.
Indiana v Iowa
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Star forward Mackenzie Holmes notched her sixth double-double of the season as the Indiana Hoosiers defeated the Maryland Terrapins 87-73 tonight on the road at College Park. Holmes had 23 points and ten rebounds (7 offensive) for Indiana. It was Indiana women's basketball's first win at Maryland in program history.

Maryland head coach Brenda Frese decided to play zone and not allow Mackenzie Holmes to beat them in the post. However, coach Frese and the Terps did not intend for the Hoosiers to shoot the basketball as well as they did. Indiana shot 6-14 from three in the first half, led by guard Sara Scalia, who shot 4-8 for the game.

Holmes, who had seven offensive rebounds, did an outstanding job of finding points without commanding the basketball. Her 23 points came on just 14 shots and eight free throws. She did an exceptional job of allowing the game to come to her on the offensive boards and when Maryland collapsed the lane when Indiana's guards drove to the basket.

One of the players who benefitted from the defensive focus on Holmes was Scalia, who scored 22 points.

Maryland trapped Indiana in the second half to get back into the game. The Terps created turnovers in the third quarter and got within nine points. Terrapins guard Bri McDaniel heated up in the third quarter and finished the game with 15 points. However, Maryland would get no closer.

Indiana was without guard Sydney Parrish for a third game with a foot injury. Sophomore guard Lexus Bargesser stepped up tonight with nine points and six assists. She and freshman Lenee Beaumont were solid in place of Parrish.

Tonight was Indiana's fourth consecutive win after their loss to Iowa. They travel to #8 Ohio State on February 4th. Maryland has lost three straight. It gets no easier for the Terps; they host Iowa on Saturday.