Jan. 20, 2010
Game 19: Northwestern Wildcats (12-6, 3-4) at Indiana Hoosiers (10-8, 3-4) Notes Buy Tickets
Thursday, Jan. 21, 2010 7 p.m. ET
Assembly Hall (17,357) Bloomington, Ind.
Radio: WHCC 105.1 FM (Jeremy Gray) Web: IUHoosiers.com (Audio)/BigTenNetwork.com (Video)
THE OPENING TIP
Indiana will play host to the Northwestern Wildcats on Thursday, Jan. 21, in Assembly Hall at 7 p.m. ET. Thursday's game will be broadcast live locally on WHCC 105.1 FM and streamed on IUHoosiers.com with Jeremy Gray on the call. The game will also be streamed on BigTenNetwork.com for $2.99.
Thursday is also Jazzercise Night in Assembly Hall with a halftime demonstration from members in the Bloomington community. All Jazzercise members get in for FREE with their membership card. IU women's basketball would also like to welcome Childs Elementary School to the game.
IU head coach Felisha Legette-Jack enters her fourth season at the helm of the Hoosiers with a record of 68-48 and a career mark of 122-111. In three season, she has led the Hoosiers to 18-plus wins and three consecutive trips to the postseason.
Northwestern head coach Joe McKeown enters his second season at Northwestern with a 19-29 mark and his 24th overall with a 528-203 record.
WHAT'S COMING UP
Indiana will travel to Ann Arbor for a Sunday match-up at Michigan on the Big Ten Network at Noon ET. The Hoosiers will then play host to Wisconsin on Thursday, Jan. 28 at 7 p.m. and No. 5 Ohio State on Sunday, Jan. 31 at Noon in Assembly Hall.
NOTES OF INTEREST
Thursday's meeting marks the 62nd all-time between Indiana and Northwestern, with the Hoosiers leading the series, 33-28.
Indiana ranks second in the Big Ten in 3-point field goal percentage defense (26.1), third in steals (8.83), fourth in offensive rebounds (13.67) and fifth in rebounding offense (39.3).
SCOUTING THE WILDCATS
The Wildcats enter Thursday's game with a 12-6 record overall and a 3-4 mark in the Big Ten. Northwestern is led by Amy Jaeschke with 15.3 points and 7.3 rebounds per game. Brittany Orban is also averaging double-digit points with 10.8 per contest.
ANDUJAR ON THE BOARDS
Danilsa Andujar is averaging 5.4 rebounds per Big Ten game with five starts in the absence of Sasha Chaplin. Andujar is averaging 25.9 minutes per game against league foes.
BRAUN KEEPS MOVING UP
Jamie Braun moved up in IU's career scoring category when she scored 11 points vs. Ohio State on Jan. 17, raising her career scoring total to 1,432 which ranks 10th in the Indiana record book. Her two steals against the Buckeyes increased her career total to 203. She is seven steals from moving up to fourth place on Indiana's all-time steals list. Braun's six assists against Ohio State also increased her career total to 342, moving her up to 7th in the career record book.
THE Felisha Legette-Jack SHOW
Indiana Athletics has announced "The Felisha Legette-Jack Show," on the Big Ten Network. The third episode of Coach Jack's show will air at 4:30 p.m. ET on Thursday, Jan. 21. Every installment of "The Felisha Legette-Jack Show" will feature a lengthy interview with Coach Jack, player profiles and a segment highlighting IU's Phenomenal Women program.