BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Mt. Carmel’s Tyra Buss is already winning over Hoosier basketball fans in large numbers.
After just one collegiate game - an exhibition game no less - Buss has been named the IU Student Athlete of the Week. She received 73 percent of the votes in fan balloting to top the field of other IU nominees.
Buss, Illinois Ms. Basketball and the No. 2 scorer in the history of U.S. girls prep basketball, scored 26 points in Indiana’s 88-49 win over Indianapolis Saturday at Assembly Hall. Buss added five steals and one rebound.
The Hoosiers open the regular-season at home Saturday against Gardner-Webb. Tipoff is set for 1 p.m. at Assembly Hall.