Braun Scores 18 As Hoosiers Defeat Showtime Skins, 80-37
Nov. 6, 2007
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Sophomore Jamie Braun led three Hoosiers in double-digits with 18 points as the Indiana women's basketball team concluded exhibition play with an 80-37 win on Branch McCracken Court in Assembly Hall on Tuesday, Nov. 6.
The Hoosiers started off strong again in their second exhibition contest holding the Showtime Skins scoreless for nearly the first four minutes as they built up a 19-0 lead. With 16:03 on clock, Cyanne Mather got the Skins on the board sinking a free throw to make the score 19-1. However, IU's offense worked just as hard as its defense as the Hoosiers built up a 40-point advantage to head into the break with a 53-13 lead.
Indiana held the Showtime Skins to just three field goals in the first half, all of which were 3-pointers.
The Hoosiers never let up in the second half as they maintained at least a 33-point lead en route to an 80-37 win.
Braun sank 8-of-12 from the field, including two 3-pointers, and added six rebounds, four assists and two steals. Junior Amber Jackson scored 14 points and freshman Ebony Jackson added 11 points. Junior Whitney Thomas led IU with eight rebounds, while freshman Whitney Lindsay tallied six assists.
IU shot 45.3 (34-75) percent from the floor and 38.1 (8-21) percent from the 3-point line, while holding the Skins to 19.7 (12-61) percent from field on the game. The Skins won the battle of the boards 49-46.
The Hoosiers open the regular season on Friday, Nov. 9 when they host Albany at 7 p.m. in Assembly Hall.
Indiana vs. Showtime Skins
Head Coach Felisha Legette-Jack
"As a team I think that we still have a lot of growing to do. Having this team that was not really tall or strong out rebound us is something that we are going to look at on film and certainly something we will work on in practice. Our defense has to define us and tonight their shots weren't falling. I don't think we did a good enough job from actually stopping them from scoring."
About the progress the team has made in the preseason and their readiness to open the season:
About getting out to a fast start in each game:
Looking ahead to the season opener:
Junior Forward Amber Jackson
"Tonight I felt more relaxed. After the first game I learned not to put so much pressure on myself. It was my first game and I felt nervous but tonight I felt more like myself."
On getting out to a quick scoring start tonight:
Freshman Guard Whitney Lindsay
On having post players to get the ball to:
On her defense:
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