Hoosiers Outrebound Cleveland State in 66-56 Victory
Nov. 28, 2010
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Indiana ended its three-game skid with a 66-56 victory over Cleveland State to hand the Vikings their first loss of the season. Four Hoosiers scored in double-figures led by senior All-America candidate Jori Davis who had 24 points, 11 rebounds and set a school record with 17 made free-throws. Whitney Lindsay added 14 points, as Hope Elam and Alisha Goodwin both finished with 10 points each. Elam also tallied her first double-double of the year grabbing 11 boards.
The Hoosiers (3-3) trailed early 9-6, but responded when Goodwin nailed a 3-pointer to cap off a 9-0 run to take a 15-9 advantage with 10:40 remaining in the first half. CSU (5-1) would battle back into the ballgame to re-take the lead at 21-20 with a layup from Shalonda Winton at the 2:20 mark of the opening stanza. Seconds later, senior Hope Elam countered with a layup of her own to retain control and later the Hoosiers went into the locker room leading 26-22.
To start the second half, the Vikings played their way back into the lead with 13:49 remaining on a pair of free throws from Destinee Blue to take a 35-33 lead. That would be the last lead CSU would see as IU regained control on free throws from Jori Davis with 12:55 left to get on top 37-35 and never looked back. Davis set the tone with 18 second-half points on her way to her second double-double of the season including her 11 boards.
"We finally made the game about ourselves, we knew that Cleveland State was a good team coming into our house 5-0," said Indiana head coach Felisha Legette-Jack. "These ladies...they left it out there. They played hard, they played as a team and they played committed. I think we are rejuvenated to represent Indiana women's basketball and this institution in fine fashion.
The Hoosiers outrebounded CSU, 50-36, and doubled-up the Vikings on the offensive glass with an 18-9 advantage and outscoring Cleveland State 14-7 in second chance points.
The Hoosiers hit the road for their annual ACC/Big Ten Challenge game at Clemson on Thursday night. Tip-off is scheduled for 7 p.m. and the game can be heard live on WHCC 105.1 FM.
- Davis connected on 17-of-18 free throws, a career-best in makes and attempts surpassing her 15-of-16 performance against Penn State on Jan. 10, 2010. Her 17 makes are also a new school record surpassing Whitney Thomas. Thomas connected on 16 free throws against James Madison on March 22, 2008. It also marks the second time this season she has made on 10 or more attempts from the charity stripe. She went 10-for-10 against Ball State on Nov. 12.
- Senior Hope Elam finished with 10 points, marking her sixth-consecutive game in double-figures this year. Elam also set a career-high with 11 rebounds for her first double-double of the season and the second double-double of her career.
- The Hoosiers outrebounded Cleveland State 50-36. The 50 rebounds are the first time Indiana has grabbed 50 or more caroms in a game since the Hoosiers grabbed 51 boards against Penn State on January 10, 2010. IU is a perfect 2-0 when it outrebounds an opponent this season.
- Indiana also won the offensive glass battle with a 18-9 advantage, and used it to outscore CSU 14-7 in second chance points.
- IU forced 21 Cleveland State turnovers. The Hoosiers have forced 20 or more turnovers in every game this season.
- Junior Alisha Goodwin scored 10 points in 19 minutes of play, marking her second double-digit scoring performance off the bench this season.
- Indiana's 40 points in the second half is the second time this season IU has scored 40 or more points in a half (43 points in second half at Ball State on Nov. 12).
- The Hoosiers connected on 28-of-36 free throws in the game, marking season-highs for the team in makes and attempts.
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