INDIANA HOSTS PURDUE
January 18, 2000 INDIANA HOSTS PURDUE
INDIANA GAMEDAY - The Hoosiers play just one game this week, hosting No. 19 Purdue Sunday, Jan. 23 at 5 p.m. (EST), in Assembly Hall. Indiana enters the contest 7-10 overall, 2-4 in Big Ten play and tied for ninth-place in the league standings.
RADIO - All of Indiana's games can be heard live via radio broadcast on WGCT-FM (105.1). The live broadcast will be handled by play-by-play announcer Mike Scott. The broadcast will feature scouting reports by coach Jim Izard, a half-time show and a postgame wrap-up with assistant coaches Keila Whittington and Jennifer Jacoby.
ON THE TUBE - Sunday's game vs. Purdue will be televised live by Fox Sports Chicago. Dave Eanet will call the action while Amy Prichard will provide color commentary.
HOOSIERS IN THE SPOTLIGHT - The Hoosiers are 2-0 when playing in a televised game this season. The Hoosiers defeated Michigan 77-72 Jan. 6, and Northwestern 77-53 Jan. 16 on WTIU-TV.
PURDUE/INDIANA BARN BURNER - Sunday's game versus Purdue marks the seventh-annual Barn Burner Trophy game. The traveling trophy is much like football's Old Oaken Bucket and volleyball's Monon Spike trophies. The trophy is awarded at alternating home games annually and also designates the game's MVP. Last season: The Boilermakers defeated the Hoosiers 97-62 in West Lafayette to reclaim the trophy. Purdue leads the Barn Burner series 4-2.
INDIANA UPDATE - The Hoosiers rolled over Northwestern
77-53 last Sunday, to earn their second Conference win of the
season and equal last season's total number of league wins.
Sophomore Heather Cassady led IU with a game-high 22 points as
the Hoosiers shot a season-best 54 percent from the field.
NO. 19 PURDUE - Prior to hosting No. 13 Illinois Thursday evening, Purdue is 10-5 overall, 2-3 in the Big Ten and tied for fifth-place in the league standings. Junior Katie Douglas leads the Boiler-makers and is ranked first in scoring in the conference, averaging 20.4 points per game. Teammate Camille Cooper averages 14.0 points and 7.3 rebounds per game while Kelly Komara also averages double-digits with 10.3 points per game. As a team, Purdue is averaging 66.6 points and 37.5 rebounds per game while shooting 44 percent from the field. Coach Kristy Curry is in her first season as head coach. The Series: In the longest running series in school history, the two teams will be meeting for the 52nd time with Indiana holding the 26-25 advantage.
HEAD COACH JIM IZARD - Head Coach Jim Izard is in his 12th season at the helm of the Indiana program where he owns a 185-151 (.557) overall record and a 81-118 (.416) mark in the Big Ten Conference. As Indiana's all-time winningest coach, Izard has guided his teams to nine winning seasons, two NCAA post-season tournament appearances, a runner-up finish in the WNIT post-season tournament and a trip to the Final Four of both the pre- and post-1998 WNIT tournaments. His 18-year career record stands at 348-200 (.641).
FROM DOWNTOWN - Sophomore Heather Cassady found her offensive grove against Northwestern Sunday afternoon, scoring 22 points on 6-10 shooting from the field. Cassady netted four 3-pointers and was a perfect 6-6 from the charity stripe. She also collected six assists, five rebounds and four steals in the game.
PICK POCKETERS - The Hoosiers recorded a season-high 16 steals against Northwestern Sunday, including five by Rainey Alting, four from Heather Cassady and three from Rachael Honegger.
BETTER BENCH PLAY - After averaging just 16.2 points per game from its bench, Indiana got 27 points from the reserves against Northwestern, including 16 from Jill Hartman.
SHARP AT THE POINT - Point guard Heather Cassady has quickly established herself as one of the premier point guards in the Big Ten. As one of IU's top offensive threats, she is averaging 17.8 points per game in league games. Through 17 games, Cassady has scored in double-digits in all but two game and has scored in the 20's five times.
HONEGGER STEPS IN - Junior redshirt Rachael Honegger has stepped up in conference play, improving her scoring average from just 3.9 points during the nonconference season to 6.7 points per game in league games. In Conference play she ranks fifth with a 2:1 assist/turnover ratio.
CASSADY FROM THREE - Through the first six league games, Heather Cassady leads the Big Ten in 3-point shooting, averaging 2.5 per game. For the season, she has 34 treys.
MORE BOARD PLAY - When the Hoosiers win the battle of the boards they are 6-1 this season compared to a 1-9 record when outrebounded.
AROUND THE BIG TEN - Jill Chapman currently ranks fifth in the Big Ten in scoring (16.3 ppg), fifth in field goal percentage (.516), ninth in rebounding (7.8 rpg) and is fifth in blocked shots (1.20 bpg). Heather Cassady ranks sixth in scoring (15.9 ppg), fifth in 3-point shooting (2.0), seventh in 3-point percentage (.337), fourth in free throw percentage (.777) and is eighth in assists (3.82 apg). Rainey Alting is seventh in assists (3.94 apg), fifth in free throw percentage (.759) and ninth in steals (1.94 spg).
OVER AND UNDER - When the Hoosiers score more than
70 points they are 6-2 and when they score less than 70 they
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