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No. 15 IU falls in overtime

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BLOOMINGTON – Veronica Burton scored 15 points, including the three-point play that forced overtime and the two free throws that put Northwestern ahead with 33 seconds left in the extra session.

Her Wildcats rallied to defeat No. 15 Indiana 71-69 on Thursday night in women's basketball.

Northwestern outscored Indiana 17-5 in the final 7:13 of regulation, including the last five points, and had the last six points in overtime.

A steal by Sydney Wood led to Burton's three-point play with 28.5 seconds left in regulation, and Indiana's Mackenzie Holmes missed a jumper in the paint as time ran out.

Indiana was up 69-65 in overtime after five straight points by Holmes. Abi Scheid hit a 3-pointer at the 1:03 mark, Burton made two free throws with 33 seconds to go and Lindsey Pulliam made a free throw at 12 seconds.

Northwestern sealed the win with a steal by Jordan Hamilton. The Hoosiers had two turnovers and a miss before the final turnover. Indiana missed 6 of its last 7 shots in regulation and had two turnovers down the stretch.

Scheid led Northwestern (15-2, 5-1 Big Ten) with 16 points on 7-of-10 shooting, Abbie Wolf added 13 and nine rebounds and Pulliam had 12 points.

Holmes, a freshman, matched her career high with 22 points for Indiana (14-4, 4-2), Grace Berger added 16 and Ali Patberg 12.

PURDUE 81, ILLINOIS 67: In West Lafayette, Homestead graduate Karissa McLaughlin had 23 points and six rebounds to lead the Boilermakers (12-6, 3-3). 

Kayana Traylor had 15 points. 

Brandi Beasley paced Illinois (10-7, 1-5) with 18 points. 

ORAL ROBERTS 79, PURDUE FORT WAYNE 73: At the Gates Center, Anna Lappenküper had 23 points and Riley Ott had 22 for the Mastodons (4-14, 0-5 Summit League). 

For Oral Roberts (8-10, 3-2), Keni Jo Lippe had 27 points and nine rebounds.

DUKE 50, NOTRE DAME 47: In Durham, North Carolina, Mikayla Vaughn had 18 points and 11 rebounds for the Irish (6-12, 1-5 Atlantic Coast Conference). Sam Brunelle added 16 points. 

Duke (9-8, 3-3) was paced by Leaonna Odom and Haley Gorecki, who had 13 points apiece. 

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