Hoosiers Outshot by Iowa on Senior Day
Feb. 27, 2011
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Indiana shot a season-best 52.4 percent from the field, but Iowa countered with its own hot shooting as the Hawkeyes picked up the win in Bloomington on Sunday, 93-79. Senior Jori Davis finished with a team-high 28 points in her final game in Assembly Hall on 11-of-19 shooting with eight rebounds and a career-high eight assists. Classmates Hope Elam and Whitney Lindsay finished with 14 and 13 points, respectively, as Alisha Goodwin poured in 13 points off the bench.
With Indiana (9-19, 3-13) trailing Iowa (22-7, 10-6), 4-2, Elam nailed a 3-point field goal to give IU its first lead of the game. Davis and Lindsay followed with back-to-back field goals to cap a 7-0 run, giving the Hoosiers a 9-4 advantage.
Indiana built its lead to 18-10 with an Elam layup at the 11:10 mark of the first half. Jaime Printy responded for Iowa with a jumper, which sparked a 21-6 run over a 6:02 span for the Hawkeyes giving them a 31-24 advantage. Elam silenced that push with a jumper from the corner. Danilsa Andujar followed with a layup before Printy scored again for Iowa. Davis then nailed a jumper with 1:33 left in the half before Andrea Newbauer drove to the paint for a layup to cut the deficit to just one, 33-32, with 1:07 on the clock.
The teams traded points before Kamille Wahlin ceased momentum for the Hawkeyes with a 3-point field goal as the half came to an end with Iowa leading, 38-34.
The Hawkeyes used their end of the half momentum by putting together an 11-3 run in the first 3:01 of the second half to build a 49-37 lead over IU. But the Hoosiers bounced back as Davis drove inside on back-to-back possessions and dished to Goodwin and Andujar who connected on field goals to cap a 13-4 run to make it a 53-50 contest with 13:26 remaining.
Just as quickly, Iowa scored 12-consecutive points in just 2:17 to pull ahead, 65-50. The Hoosiers had one more run in them guided by the hot shooting hand of Davis as she nailed a 3-point bomb at the 6:39 mark to cut the Hawkeye lead to single-digits, 74-65.
That was as close as IU would come as Iowa did what it had done the entire game, putting together a 10-0 run to build what would be its biggest lead of the game, 84-65. The Hawkeyes controlled things from that point to earn the road victory.
"If I can be blessed with this group of young ladies every single year, and give up a win or two, I'll take this in a heartbeat," IU Head Coach Felisha Legette-Jack said. "This was a tough year...but it was an easy year when it comes to the character of these young ladies and the zest they have for the life, the ability they have academically and the character that they have. We are excited for the future of our seniors."
For the game, Iowa shot 55.8 percent, including shooting 60 percent in the second half. The Hoosiers won the battle in the paint outscoring the Hawkeyes down low, 38-28.
The Hoosiers will be the No. 10 seed in this week's Big Ten Women's Basketball Tournament in Indianapolis. Indiana will play Purdue on Thursday, March 3, at 2 p.m. ET at Conseco Fieldhouse. Fans can purchase tickets at TicketMaster.com or at the Conseco Fieldhouse box office.
- Senior Jori Davis played in her last game at Assembly Hall and scored 28 points while shooting 11-of-19 from the field. Davis pulled down eight rebounds and dished for a career-high eight assists. Davis scored in double-figures in 27 of 28 games this season including the last 18 games consecutively.
- Davis finishes the 2010-11 regular season schedule with 544 points, which ranks her sixth all-time on IU's single-season point list. She jumped two spots during Sunday's game surpassing Cindy Bumgarner (1987-88) and Jenny DeMuth (2003-04) in the process.
- Davis also jumped to eighth on Indiana's all-time career scoring list as she has now tallied 1,565 career points. She passed Jenny DeMuth (2002-06) during today's game and is now 38 points behind Jamie Braun (2006-10) for seventh place. Braun finished her career with 1,603 points.
- Hope Elam played in her last game at Assembly Hall and netted 14 points on 6-of-10 shooting. She also had four rebounds in the contest. Elam has tallied double-digit points in 18 games this season.
- Whitney Lindsay scored 13 points in her final game in Bloomington. The senior hit three 3-point field goals and dished for three assists and had a steal. Lindsay has scored in double-figures 15 times this year, and has done so in four of the last five games.
- Junior Alisha Goodwin came off the bench and scored 13 points on 6-of-10 shooting in 23 minutes of play. Goodwin has scored in double-digits seven times this year, and has done so in two of the last three contests.
- Goodwin anchored the Indiana bench that outscored Iowa's bench, 19-6.
- The Hoosiers outscored the Hawkeyes in points in the paint, 38-28.
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