Double-Double from Davis Pushes Indiana to 67-54 Win at Illinois
Feb. 7, 2010
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Three Hoosiers (13-10, 6-6) reached double-digit points with junior Jori Davis recording her third double-double of the season with 23 points and 10 rebounds in a 67-54 win over Illinois on the road on Sunday, Feb. 7.
Davis sank 6-of-15 from the field with a 3-pointer and made a perfect 10-of-10 from the free throw line for her 23 points. She grabbed eight of her 10 boards off the defensive glass. She also tallied two assists and a steal in nearly 40 minutes. Junior Whitney Lindsay scored 16 points on 6-of-12 shooting from the field and added seven rebounds, two assists, one steal and one blocked shot. Senior Jamie Braun scored 14 points on 4-of-11 shooting and added six rebounds, three assists and three steals.
"Our young ladies decided to step it up today, make the passes and stay focused, and do what we can do and control what we can control," said IU head coach Felisha Legette-Jack.
The Hoosiers and Illini (12-11, 4-9) had a rough start in the first half with poor shooting on both sides of the floor. After battling point-for-point in the first eight minutes, Illinois used a 7-0 run sparked by a 3-pointer from Lydia McCully to take an 18-13 lead with 5:30 to go in the half. However, the Hoosiers fought back on four straight points from Lindsay to cut Illinois' lead to one, 18-17. A jumper by Lacey Simpson at the 2:19 mark kept the Illini with a three-point edge, but Indiana outscored Illinois, 5-0, in the final minute to take a 22-20 lead into halftime.
Indiana came out firing in the second half, taking a 31-24 at the 17:13 mark on a 9-4 run. An 18-9 Illinois run kept the Illini in the game and gave them a two-point lead, 42-40, with 8:49 to go. However, a jumper from Braun at the 8:14 mark followed by a pair of free throws from junior Andrea McGuirt at the 7:40 mark that put the Hoosiers ahead for the remainder of the game as they outscored the Illini, 25-11, en route to the 67-54 win.
The Hoosiers shot poorly from the floor in the first half (25.0 percent, 7-of-28) but recovered in the second half, shooting 50.0 percent (12-of-24) and 36.5 percent (19-of-52) from the floor on the game. IU shot well from the line, making 76.5 percent (26-of-34) from the charity stripe. Indiana also tallied 12 steals off of 23 Illinois turnovers and held the Illini to just 27.1 percent (19-of-70) shooting from field on the game. IU also outscored the Illini, 20-14, in the paint and 24-11 off turnovers.
Indiana returns to action on Thursday, Feb. 11, when it plays host to Iowa at 7 p.m. ET in Assembly Hall.
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