Jan. 8, 2010
Game 16: Indiana Hoosiers (9-6, 2-2) at Penn State Lady Lions (10-4, 2-2) Notes
Sunday, Jan. 10, 2010 Noon ET
Bryce Jordan Center (15,261) State College, Pa.
Radio: WHCC 105.1 FM (Jeremy Gray) Internet Streaming: IUHoosiers.com (Audio) Big Ten Network: Leah Secondo, Theresa Grentz
All-time Series: Penn State leads, 24-8
THE OPENING TIP
Indiana hits the road this weekend to take on Penn State Sunday, Jan. 10 at Noon ET in State College, Pa. Sunday's game will be broadcast on the Big Ten Network with Leah Secondo and Theresa Grentz on the call. The game will also be aired live locally on WHCC 105.1 FM and will be streamed on IUHoosiers.com as Jeremy Gray calls the action from Bryce Jordan Arena. Last season, the Hoosiers picked up their second win ever at the BJC with an 84-77 victory. However, Penn State leads the all-time series, 24-8.
IU head coach Felisha Legette-Jack enters her fourth season at the helm of the Hoosiers with a record of 67-46 and a career mark of 121-109. In three season, she has led the Hoosiers to 18-plus wins and three consecutive trips to the postseason.
Penn State head coach Coquese Washington enters her third year leading the Lady Lions with an overall record of 34-40.
WHAT'S COMING UP
The Hoosiers return home for Head to the Hall on Thursday, Jan. 14 and will face Michigan at 7 p.m. ET. Tickets are just $1 as IU tries to set a national attendance record. IU will take on No. 6 Ohio State on Sunday, Jan. 17 at Noon ET on the Big Ten Network in Columbus.
LAST TIME OUT
A layup by Jamie Braun with three seconds to go lifted the Indiana women's basketball team to a 50-48 win over Illinois in Assembly Hall on Thursday, Jan. 7. Braun's game-winning layup gave her 12 points on the day to go along with eight rebounds, four steals and an assist. Jori Davis led all players with 18 points on 5-of-12 shooting from the field. Braun made 5-of-12 from the field, including two 3-pointers. Davis also grabbed eight rebounds and sank 8-of-10 from the free throw line. Hope Elam recorded eight points and five rebounds, and Andujar contributed with five boards. Indiana outrebounded Illinois, 43-33, however, the Illini shot 36.8 percent (21-of-57) from the floor to IU's 32.7 percent (17-of-52).NOTES OF INTEREST
Sunday's meeting marks the 33rd all-time between Indiana and Penn State, with the Lady Lions leading, 24-8.
In league games, IU leads the Big Ten in field goal percentage (73.4), rebounding offense (44.2) and defensive rebounds (28.25) and ranks third in 3-point field goal percentage defense (29.2) and offensive boards (16.00).
Jori Davis ranks third in scoring in Big Ten games with 18.3 points per game. Jamie Braun ranks third in steals (2.50) and fourth in rebounding (8.0). Aulani Sinclair ranks third in 3-point field goal percentage (53.8) and Whitney Lindsay ranks fifth in free throw percentage (89.5).
SCOUTING THE LADY LIONS
Penn State enters Sunday's game with a 10-4 mark overall and a 2-2 record in Big Ten action after defeating Northwestern, 88-68, in Evanston on Jan. 3. The Lady Lions are led by Tyra Grant with 18.9 points per game. Alex Bentley is also averaging double-digits with 10.1 points per contest. Julia Trogele leads Penn State on the boards with 6.5 per game.
LAST SEASON VS. PSU
The Hoosiers swept last season's two meetings, winning in State College for only the second time in the all-time series. IU defeated Penn State, 84-77, on Jan. 11 at the BJC and posted by players in double-digit points, including 17 points from Jamie Braun and 13 points from Jori Davis. On Jan. 29 in Bloomington, the Hoosiers knocked off PSU for a second time with a 65-55 win in Assembly Hall. Braun and Davis reached double-digits again, with 14 and 12 points, respectively in the victory.
CHAPLIN EARNS MEDICAL REDSHIRT
After missing most of the 2008-09 season with a knee injury suffered against Butler on Dec. 9, Sasha Chaplin has earned her medical hardship waiver and is a redshirt freshman for the remainder of the 2009-10 season. Chaplin is a sophomore academically.
STEADY AS SHE GOES
Jori Davis has been a steady force for the Hoosiers this season, scoring in double-digit points in her last 12 games, with a high of 33 against Virginia on Nov. 26. She leads the Hoosiers on the season with 17.2 points per game and ranks fourth among the Big Ten on the season. In conference games, Davis ranks third with 18.3 points per contest. Against Michigan State on Jan. 3, Davis scored eight of Indiana's first 10 points to start the game and shot all of the Hoosiers' first half free throws, going 7-of-8 at the line and 8-of-10 for the game en route to a game-high 20 points. The effort was also her fifth time scoring 20 points or more this season.
HEAD TO THE HALL JAN. 14
Indiana will try and sell out Assembly Hall and win the NCAA Pack the House competition on Jan. 14 against Michigan. Tickets to the Hoosiers battle against the Wolverines are only $1. Tip-off against Michigan is set for 7 p.m. ET.
The Indiana women's basketball team surpassed a 3.0 team grade point average for the fall semester with seven of 11 of the Hoosiers receiving a 3.0 GPA or higher and three earning a 3.5 or better, including freshmen Jasmine Davis and Aulani Sinclair, and sophomore Lindsay Enterline.