LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) -- Jamie Braun scored 18 points, including
the final seven by her team, to lead Indiana to a 54-51 victory
over Kentucky (No. 16 ESPN/USA Today, No. 15 AP) on Sunday for the championship of the Women's
Sports Foundation Tournament.
Wake Forest (1-1) beat Washington State (0-2) 45-37 in the
consolation game of the four-team tournament.
With the score 47-47, Braun hit consecutive 3-pointers to put
the Hoosiers ahead for good. She finished with nine rebounds.
Indiana (2-0) recorded its sixth straight victory against
Kentucky (1-1), which opened the season ranked in the preseason
poll for the first time.
Carly Ormerod led the Wildcats with 14 points and scored the
team's last two points when she made two free throws with 27.3
seconds remaining. Jennifer Humphrey added 12 rebounds and Sarah
Elliott had 13 rebounds for Kentucky, which led by as many as 13
points in the first half.
Indiana's Carrie Smith, who finished with 10 points and six
rebounds, left the game with less than nine minutes remaining after
banging her left knee and didn't return.
The Wildcats were down by five in the second half and tied it
47-47 when Sam Mahoney made two free throws. The Wildcats made just
three of their first 25 field goals in the second half. Kentucky
shot just 15 percent while missing all eight of its 3-pointers in
the second half and shot 25 percent for the game.
The Hoosiers erased a 32-26 halftime deficit with consecutive
3-pointers from Smith and Kim Roberson, tying the score at 32 in
the opening minutes of the second half.