Rutgers forward/guard Betnijah Laney (44) and Indiana guard Jess Walter battle for a loose ball during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in the Big Ten women's tournament in Hoffman Estates, Ill., on Thursday, March 5, 2015. (AP Photo/Nam
Nam Y. Huh
March 05, 2015

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. (AP) Kahleah Cooper scored 16 points and Betnijah Laney had 12 points and 15 rebounds to lead No. 23 Rutgers, the fifth-seed, to a 63-52 win over 12th-seeded Indiana in the second round of the Big Ten tournament on Thursday.

Tyler Scaife added 14 points and Briyona Canta had 10 assists for the Scarlet Knights (22-8), who face fourth-seeded and No. 24-ranked Northwestern in Friday's quarterfinals.

Tyra Buss made 11 of 12 free throws and scored 19 points for the Hoosiers (15-16), who only shot 29.8 percent (17 of 57), including 3 of 18 from 3-point range.

Rutgers outscored Indiana 7-2 in the closing seconds of the first half for a 37-28 lead then opened the second half with an 8-2 run to go up 45-30. The Hoosiers never really threatened from there but used a 9-0 run, the final four points on Buss free throws, to get it under 10 before Cynthia Hernandez ended the game with a 3 for Rutgers.

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