INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Ali Patberg scored 28 points and grabbed nine rebounds as No. 20 Indiana advanced to its first Big Ten tournament semifinal since 2006 with a 78-60 victory over Rutgers on Friday.
Patberg scored 14 straight Indiana points in the opening quarter for the first double-digit lead of the game at 18-8 and the Hoosiers never trailed again.
The No. 4 seed Hoosiers (24-7) set a program record for single-season wins, and will face top-seeded Maryland on Saturday. Indiana lost both regular-season matchups with the sixth-ranked Terrapins — each by double figures.
Patberg was 7 of 13 from the field and 12 of 13 at the stripe as Indiana shot 42% overall and made 24 of 27 free throws.
Rutgers went 25 of 33 from the foul line with Arella Guirantes going 15 for 16. Guirantes finished with 30 points on just 7-of-22 shooting for fifth-seeded Rutgers (22-9). The Scarlet Knights had only two assists on 16 made field goals.