Indiana Women's Basketball Survives in a shootout against Michigan State.

Mackenzie Holmes has 28 points and Chole Moore-McNeil has a Triple-Double as the Hoosiers hold on to win by three points against the Spartans.
Indiana v Ohio State
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Mackenzie Holmes scored 18 of her 28 points in the second half, and Yarden Garzon scored 11 of her 20 points in the fourth quarter as the Indiana Hoosiers kept their undefeated home record in tack with a hard-fought 94-91 win against Michigan State in Bloomington tonight. The Hoosiers (19-3, 10-2) ran their home record to 11-0 with the win tonight.

The game started frenetically, with the Spartans and Hoosiers combining for 59 points. Michigan State had a five-point lead after the first quarter. The Hoosiers slowed offensively in the second quarter, and the Spartans' lead increased to ten points at halftime.

If we've learned anything about Indiana women's basketball this year, they are one of the best second-half teams in the Big Ten, and few coaches adjust better than Teri Moren. The Hoosiers outscored the Spartans 23-15 in the third quarter, cutting the Michigan State lead to two points.

All five starters scored in double figures for the Hoosiers, led by Holmes, with 28 points, four assists, and three blocks. Yarden Garzon scored 20 points. Chole Moore-McNeil had 10 points, 10 rebounds, and 11 assists, while Lexus Bargesser had her best game of the season with 10 points. Sara Scalia, who played the entire 40 minutes, scored 21 points, hitting five three-pointers.

Julia Ayrault led Michigan State with 25 points in a losing effort. Junior guard DeeDee Hangemann chipped in 19 points for the Spartans.

Both teams shot the ball well throughout the game. Indiana shot 67.3 percent from the field, including 50 percent from three-point range. Michigan State shot 58.9 percent from the field and 66.7 percent from three.

There's no rest for the weary. Indiana plays this Saturday against rival Purdue at home in Bloomington. Indiana won their first meeting in West Lafayette along with the Barn Burner Trophy.