Jan. 13, 2010
Game 17: Michigan Wolverines (10-6, 2-4) at Indiana Hoosiers (9-7, 2-3) Notes Buy Tickets
Thursday, Jan. 14, 2010 7 p.m. ET Head to the Hall
Assembly Hall (17,357) Bloomington, Ind.
Radio: WHCC 105.1 FM (Jeremy Gray) Internet: Audio-IUHoosiers.com/Video-BigTenNetwork.com
All-time Series: Indiana leads, 41-16
THE OPENING TIP
The Hoosiers return home to face Michigan on Thursday, Jan. 14 in Assembly Hall at 7 p.m. ET. Thursday night is Head to the Hall as tickets are just $1. IU's goal is to sell out Assembly Hall. All IU faculty, staff and students can get in FREE with a valid Indiana University ID. The first 1,000 fans will receive an Indiana Women's Basketball reusable grocery bag. The Hoosiers would also like to welcome Summit Elementary School to the game and the IU Cheerleaders will be performing their National Cheer Routine during halftime. Thursday's game will be aired locally on WHCC 105.1 FM and streamed on BigTenNetwork.com for $2.99.
IU head coach Felisha Legette-Jack enters her fourth season at the helm of the Hoosiers with a record of 67-47 and a career mark of 121-110. In three season, she has led the Hoosiers to 18-plus wins and three consecutive trips to the postseason.
Michigan head coach Kevin Borseth enters his third season at Michigan with a record of 29-35 and an overall mark of 535-245 in 27 seasons has a head coach.
WHAT'S COMING UP
IU will take on No. 6 Ohio State on Sunday, Jan. 17 at Noon ET on the Big Ten Network in Columbus. The Hoosiers return home to face Northwestern on Jan. 21 in Assembly Hall at 7 p.m. ET on the BigTenNetwork.com.
NOTES OF INTEREST
Thursday's meeting marks the 58th all-time between Indiana and Michigan, with the Hoosiers leading the series, 41-16.
In league games, IU leads the Big Ten in field goal percentage defense (32.7), rebounding offense (45.6) and defensive rebounds (29.60), and ranks second in 3-point field goal percentage defense (27.1) and third in free throw percentage (74.4).
Jori Davis ranks third in scoring in Big Ten games with 19.6 points per game. Aulani Sinclair ranks second in 3-point field goal percentange, shooting the trey at a 50.0 percent clip. Jamie Braun ranks fourth in rebounds (9.2) and in defensive rebounding with 6.6 per game.
SCOUTING THE WOLVERINES
Michigan enters Thursday's game with a 10-6 overall record and a 2-4 mark in the Big Ten after falling at Wisconsin, 68-48. The Wolverines are led by Dayneesha Hollins with 13.3 points per game. Veronica Hicks (13.1), Carmen Reynolds (11.8) and Krista Phillips (10.4) are all averaging double-digit points for Michigan, with Jenny Ryan averaging a team-best 6.4 rebounds per contest.
LAST SEASON VS. MICHIGAN
The Hoosiers completed a three-game sweep of the Wolverines in 2009, winning 60-50 in Ann Arbor on Jan. 22, 67-61 in Bloomington on March 1 and 68-50 in the first round of the Big Ten Tournament in Indianapolis on March 5. The three wins last season extended Indiana's win streak to four games over Michigan, dating back to Feb. 17, 2008.
STEADY AS SHE GOES
Jori Davis has been a steady force for the Hoosiers this season, scoring in double-digit points in her last 13 games, with a high of 33 against Virginia on Nov. 26. She leads the Hoosiers on the season with 17.7 points per game and ranks fourth among the Big Ten on the season. In conference games, Davis ranks third with 19.6 points per contest. At Penn State on Jan. 10, Davis tallied 25 points, which was the sixth time this season where she's scored 20 points or more in a game.
BRAUN KEEPS MOVING UP
Jamie Braun entered two significant categories after her performance on Sunday, Jan. 10 at Penn State. Her 12 points raised her career scoring total to 1,404 and her two steals increased her career total to 201. She is 24 points from moving into a tie for 10th place on IU's all-time leading scorer list with Quacy Barnes (1,428/1995-98). She is nine steals from moving up to fourth place on Indiana's all-time steals list.
Jamie Braun IN THE IU RECORD BOOKS
Career Points: 1,404 - 11th
Career Assists: 334 - 8th
Career Steals: 201 - 5th
IN THE PAINT WITH BIG SASH
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