Women's Basketball

    Hoosiers Take On Purdue Monday Night

    Go Hoosiers! Amber Jackson recorded 17 points and 11 rebounds against Purdue on Jan. 3.
    Go Hoosiers!
    Amber Jackson recorded 17 points and 11 rebounds against Purdue on Jan. 3.
    Go Hoosiers!

    Jan. 13, 2008

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    Indiana (9-7, 2-2 Big Ten) at Purdue (7-8, 3-1 Big Ten)
    Monday, Jan. 14 • 7 p.m. ET
    Mackey Arena (14,123) • West Lafayette, Ind.
    Purdue leads the all-time series, 41-23.

    Television: Big Ten Network - Mark Neely (play-by-play) and Mary Murphy (analyst)
    Radio: WHCC 105.1 FM - Jeremy Gray (play-by-play)

    The Hoosiers will look for their first win in Mackey Arena since the 2005-06 season as they take on rival Purdue at 7 p.m. ET on Monday, Jan. 14 in West Lafayette. The Boilers lead the all-time series 41-23. Monday's game can be seen on the Big Ten Network and heard live in Bloomington on WHCC 105.1 FM as Jeremy Gray will call the action from Mackey Arena.

    • Monday's game marks the 65th meeting all-time between Indiana and Purdue.

    • The Boilers have won the last four games vs. the Hoosiers, including a 55-49 triumph in Bloomington on Jan. 3.

    • The last time the Hoosiers knocked off Purdue was on Feb. 19, 2006, when IU recorded a 63-61 overtime triumph over the Boilermakers in West Lafayette.

    • Sophomore Jamie Braun scored a season-high 25 points against Ohio State on Jan. 10. She sank 10-of-16 from the field, including a pair of 3-pointers, and 3-of-4 from the free throw line. Her career-high is 27 points, which was recorded 27 points vs. Illinois on Feb. 18, 2007.

    IU head coach Felisha Legette-Jack enters her second year at the helm of the Hoosier program with a career mark of 82-84 over six seasons. She led the Hoosiers to the third round of the 2007 WNIT and to a 19-14 overall mark last season.

    Purdue head coach Sharon Versyp also enters her second season at Purdue with a career coaching mark of 155-79 over a seven-year career. Versyp led the Boilermakers to a 31-6 mark last season, the Big Ten Tournament title and a trip to the NCAA Elite Eight.

    Purdue enters Monday's game with a 7-8 overall record and 3-1 mark in the Big Ten, which puts the Boilermakers tied for the top of the league with Ohio State and Penn State.

    The Boilermakers survived a scare from Michigan on Thursday, Jan. 10 as they survived a 56-51 win at home. Three scored in double-digits as Lakisha Freeman netted 14 points, Danielle Campbell scored 13 points and Kalika France added 11.

    Purdue is led on the season by Freeman with 13.3 points per game. Campbell is averaging 12.1 points per contest and a team-best 7.9 boards per game.

    Indiana suffered a 55-49 loss to rival Purdue in Assembly Hall on Thursday, Jan. 3, ending a four-game win streak.

    Kim Roberson helped the Hoosiers jump out to an early 3-0 lead on a trey at the 19:25 mark, only to see the Boilers answer with back-to-back layups by Lakisha Freeman to give Purdue a 4-3 lead at the 17:52 mark. A 10-2 Indiana run sparked by a Roberson jumper that gave the Hoosiers an eight-point advantage, 14-6, with 12:58 on the clock. Purdue answered again, outscoring IU, 13-6, over the next seven minutes to knot the game at 19-19, with 6:05 remaining in the half. A free throw by Jamie Braun put the Hoosiers back up by one and a jumper from Amber Jackson increased the lead to three, 22-19, but a 6-0 Boiler run put Purdue back in front by three, 25-22, with 3:21 to go in the first stanza. The Hoosiers were able to recover and sink five points between a jumper by Jackson and a 3-pointer by Jori Davis to head into the break tied at 27-27.

    The Boilermakers came out of halftime outscoring the Hoosiers, 8-0, to take a 35-27 lead with 17:33 to go. A pair of free throws by Davis and a layup from Whitney Thomas cut Purdue's lead to four, 35-31, but a three-point play by FahKara Malone maintained a six-point lead for the Boilers with 14:26 remaining in the game. A 12-4 Purdue run increased the Boiler lead to 13, 50-37, with 7:02 to go. With 6:34 remaining in the game, Jackson sank a layup that ignited a 13-2 Indiana run to put the Hoosiers within three, 51-48, with 1:39 on the clock. A jumper by Danielle Campbell halted the Hoosier run and increased the Boiler lead back to five, 53-48, with 1:01 to go in the game. A free throw by Roberson put the Hoosiers within four, but it wasn't enough as Purdue was able to hold on for a 55-49 win.

    Indiana won the battle on the boards, 43-40, but were outshot at the free throw line, 88.2 (15-of-17) percent to 55.6 (5-of-9) percent. The Hoosiers shot 33.9 (20-of-59) percent from the floor, while Purdue sank 33.3 (20-of-60) percent on the night.

    Jackson led all players with 17 points and 11 rebounds for her second double-double of the season. Roberson added 12 points and eight rebounds.

    Purdue was led by Campbell with 13 points and 10 rebounds for her fourth double-double of the season. Freeman added 15 points in the win.

    Senior Nikki Smith is on her way to becoming one of the most prolific 3-point shooters in Indiana women's basketball history.

    She currently ranks fifth in the IU record book with 163 3-pointers made. Smith is five treys from taking over fourth place all-time, which is currently held by Kristi Green (167 made, 1996-99). She has attempted 453 career treys and is currently fifth in the Hoosier record book with a .360 shooting percentage from the beyond the arc.

    Despite missing the 2006-07 season due to NCAA Division I transfer rules, Amber Jackson hasn't lost her touch when it comes to scoring.

    After ranking second in the nation in field goal percentage as a sophomore at San Jose State, Jackson ranks third in the Big Ten in field goal percentage and is ranked 21st nationally with a 54.6 (83-of-152) shooting percentage from the floor.

    Jackson is averaging 11.8 points per game with a season-high of 22 points in the Hoosiers' season-opener against Albany. She has netted double-digit points 11 of IU's 14 games this year.

    The Hoosiers lead the Big Ten in steals per game with 9.31 takes per game. IU has tallied double-digit steals in nine games so far this season, with 15 recorded at Northwestern on Dec. 31.




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