No. 4 IU women's basketball gets scare vs. Quinnipiac before rallying for road win

The No. 4 Indiana women's basketball team got a scare in Connecticut, and the opponent wasn't powerhouse UConn.

IU trailed Quinnipiac by six points after the first quarter and by as many as 13 before asserting itself in the second half in a 67-59 win in Hamden, Conn.

Grace Berger led IU with 17 points, including a half-court halftime buzzer beater to trim Quinnipiac's lead to five. Ali Patberg added 12 points and Nicole Cardano-Hillary and Mackenzie Holmes each chipped in 10 points.

Quinnipiac (2-1) actually led the game for nearly 70% of the contest, but its last lead was with 1:05 left in the third quarter.

The Hoosiers (4-0) scheduled the trip out east as coach Teri Moren tries to play a road game close to home for out-of-state recruits if possible. This was Mackenzie Holmes' game, a Maine native. The Holmes family had multiple busses planned to travel to the game.

Up next for IU is a matchup against No. 7 Stanford on Thursday in the Baha Mar Pink Flamingo Classic in The Bahamas.

This article originally appeared on Indianapolis Star: No. 4 Indiana women's basketball survives Quinnipiac upset bid on road