Jan. 15, 2010
Game 18: Indiana Hoosiers (10-7, 3-3) at No. 5 Ohio State (18-1, 6-0) Notes
Sunday, Jan. 17, 2010 2 p.m. ET
Value City Arena (19,049) Columbus, Ohio
Radio: WHCC 105.1 FM (Jeremy Gray) TV: Big Ten Network (Leah Secondo, Vera Jones)
All-Time Series: Ohio State leads, 40-22
THE OPENING TIP
Indiana hits the road on Sunday, Jan. 17 and will travel to Columbus to take on No. 5 Ohio State at Value City Arena at 2 p.m. ET on the Big Ten Network. Leah Secondo and Vera Jones will call the action for the Big Ten Network. Sunday's game will also be aired live on WHCC 105.1 FM and streamed on IUHoosiers.com with Jeremy Gray on the call. The Buckeyes are currently in first place in the Big Ten with the Hoosiers in a three-way for fourth place with Illinois and Purdue. Ohio State leads the all-time series with Indiana, 44-20, winning the last two meetings between the two teams.
IU head coach Felisha Legette-Jack enters her fourth season at the helm of the Hoosiers with a record of 68-47 and a career mark of 122-110. In three season, she has led the Hoosiers to 18-plus wins and three consecutive trips to the postseason.
Ohio State head coach Jim Foster owns a 703-273 career record in 32 years coaching a 199-48 record in his eight season leading the Buckeyes.
WHAT'S COMING UP
The Hoosiers return home to face Northwestern on Jan. 21 in Assembly Hall at 7 p.m. ET on the BigTenNetwork.com. On Sunday, Jan. 24, Indiana will visit Michigan with a Noon ET tip-off. The game against the Wolverines will be broadcast on the Big Ten Network.
NOTES OF INTEREST
Sunday's meeting marks the 65th all-time between Indiana and Ohio State, with the Buckeyes leading the series, 44-20.
Indiana leads the Big Ten in 3-point field goal percentage defense (25.7) and leads the league in Big Ten games in field goal percentage defense (33.4) and rebounding offense (44.3).
SCOUTING THE BUCKEYES
The No. 5 Buckeyes enter Sunday's game on a 10-game win streak after defeating Illinois, 72-61, in Columbus. Ohio State is led by All-American Jantel Lavender with 21.5 points and 10.2 rebounds per game. Point guard Samantha Prahalis is also averaging double-digit points with 15.6 points per contest and owns 150 assists on the season.
BRAUN KEEPS MOVING UP
Jamie Braun entered two significant categories after her performance on Jan. 14 vs. Michigan. Her 17 points raised her career scoring total to 1,421 and her two steals increased her career total to 201. She is seven 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.
DOUBLE THE HOPE
Hope Elam picked up her first double-double at Indiana when she matched a career-high with 24 points and grabbed a career-best 10 rebounds against Michigan on Jan. 14. Elam sank 10-of-18 from the field and 3-of-5 from the 3-point line, while seven of her 10 boards came off the defensive glass.