No. 7 Indianapolis rallies in double OT against Michigan Tech, wins 78-74
Last Updated - December 30, 2012 6:57 GMT
HOUGHTON, Mich. — No. 7 Indianapolis wrapped up its non-conference slate and 2012 calendar year with a big road win Sunday, defeating perennial-power Michigan Tech 78-74 in double overtime.
The Greyhounds (7-1) received a career-high 26 points from junior Katy McIntosh, who also chipped in six rebounds and six assists. Senior Kristin Turner added 16 points and six assists, while junior Eliza Wortman came off the bench to provide 15 points, 10 rebounds and four blocks.
UIndy trailed by four with two minutes left in the first OT, but McIntosh scored the final two buckets of the period to force a second overtime. McIntosh and Turner later combined to hit all six of the team’s free throw attempts in the final 101 seconds to ice it.
“We played really well, and I’m really proud of the way we played,” UIndy head coach Constantin Popa said. “It was a great win. It’s always good when you get a region win, and it makes it even sweeter when it’s a road win against a pretty good team.
“Everybody that came on the floor contributed, and we got the win at the end of double overtime. It was a tough, well-fought game by both teams and eventually we came out with the ‘W’.”
The Huskies (7-3) came into the game shooting 43 percent from 3-point range. However, the Greyhound defense limited the home team to just 8-for-31 from behind the arc, including a mere 3-for-19 overall effort from the field in the two overtime periods.
“We put a lot of emphasis on defense [Sunday], and it worked out,” Popa said. “We switched it up a little bit; we went to a big lineup, we went to a small lineup, we picked them up in man a little bit, and we picked them up in zone.
“We had a great team effort.”