Butler women’s basketball falls to Indiana in first loss of the season

Michelle Weaver brings the ball down the court during a game this season. Weaver and the Bulldogs dropped their first game of the season on Dec. 5, falling 66-46 to Indiana. Collegian file photo/Jimmy Lafakis.

ANDREW FAVAKEH | STAFF REPORTER | dfavakeh@butler.edu

Facing their toughest opponent thus far this season, the Butler women’s basketball team fell to Indiana University at Assembly Hall, 66-46, on Dec. 5.

The Bulldogs were cold offensively throughout the match. They shot just over 30 percent in the first half and just under 30 percent in the final twenty minutes. Whitney Jennings made four-of-14 shots and went one-of-six from deep.

Tori Schickel shot above 50 percent for the sixth time this season. She scored 13 points and tallied 13 rebounds, a season high.

Schickel performed well, but excluding her consistent shooting, the team shot roughly 24 percent on 49 attempts.

Indiana raced out to an early lead thanks to strong shooting. The Hoosiers shot just over 43 percent for the game, with three players combining for 77 percent of the team’s points.

The Bulldogs have three days to address offensive and defensive issues. They play the Akron Zips on Dec. 8 at 2 p.m. in Akron, Ohio.

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