Maggie Lucas had 18 points and No. 23 Penn State scored the final six points to rally for an 80-77 victory at Indiana on Sunday.
The Nittany Lions (21-6, 10-3 Big Ten) have won six of their last seven games and ended a four-game losing streak in Bloomington. Julia Trogele scored 15 points for Penn State.
Indiana (9-16, 3-10) had a chance to force overtime on its final possession, but Whitney Lindsay's buzzer-beating jumper was off the mark. Jori Davis scored 27 points and Aulani Sinclair had 16 for the Hoosiers, who have lost nine of 10.
Indiana took a 77-74 lead with 1:36 left on Andrea McGuirt's free throw.
The Hoosiers didn't score again. Nikki Greene's layup gave Penn State a 78-77 lead with 40 seconds left, and after Hope Elam missed the potential go-ahead jumper, Zhaque Gray scored on a breakaway layup for Penn State.