CHAMPAIGN, Ill. – Junior guard hit big free throws down the stretch as No. 20 Indiana held on for a 59-54 win at Illinois on Thursday night.
- The Hoosiers would open up the game on a 6-0 run before Illinois matched it with 5:21 to go. Patberg's 3-pointer kept it tied at 9-9 with her first 3-pointer of the night. But UI would respond from one of Ali Andrew's seven points in the first quarter as it took a 12-10 lead at the end of the first.
- Another run for IU including back-to-back buckets from junior guard Jaelynn Penn cut the deficit down to one, trailing 17-16.