Hoosiers Take On Michigan Sunday
Jan. 26, 2007
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - The Indiana women's basketball will continue its two-game road stand when it faces Michigan on Sunday, Jan. 28, in Ann Arbor.
In its last time out, Indiana (13-8, 2-6 Big Ten) held All-American Jessica Davenport to just three field goals and trailed No. 5/7 Ohio State by just five with less than a minute to play, but came up just short in its quest to upend the Buckeyes, falling 72-62 on Thursday, Jan. 25.
Sarah McKay scored 16 points to lead the Hoosiers, while Leah Enterline had 12 and Whitney Thomas had 10. Thomas pulled down a game-high eight boards. The Hoosiers forced the Buckeyes into committing 17 turnovers, while tallying 10 steals off of OSU mistakes. IU also held an advantage at the line, shooting 80.0 percent (16-of-20) to OSU's 76.5 percent (13-of-17).
Catch all the action from the Crisler Arena as Mike Hensinger calls the battle between the Hoosiers and Wolverines on WHCC 105.1 FM. Tip-off against Michigan is at 2 p.m. EST.
THE MICHIGAN SERIES
SCOUTING THE WOLVERINES
In their last outing, the Wolverines converted 16 Badger turnovers into seven steals, but a poor shooting second half left Michigan short at Wisconsin in a 73-60 loss on Jan. 25.
Janelle Cooper scored a team-high 19 points on 6-of-13 shooting from the floor and added a team-best eight boards. Carly Benson netted 13 points and Krista Phillips added 10 in the effort.
Michigan shot 31.7 percent (20-of-63) to Wisconsin's 41.7 percent (25-of-60), and were held to 24.2 percent (6-of-20) shooting from the floor in the second half. The Badgers also dominated the glass, grabbing 46 rebounds to Michigan's 37.
Phillips and Cooper lead the Wolverines with 8.5 points apiece, while Phillips is leads the team in boards with 4.9 caroms per game. LeQuisha Whitfield is right behind Phillips and Cooper with 6.8 points per game. Michigan is shooting 37.2 percent from the field as a team and averaging 37.3 rebounds per game.
LAST TIME VS. THE WOLVERINES
Indiana outshot Michigan, 39.3 percent (24-of-61) to 35.0 percent (21-of-60), and also held the advantage on the boards, 47-41. The Hoosiers forced the Wolverines into committing 13 turnovers while turning the ball over 11 times themselves. The Hoosiers outscored Michigan in the paint, 34-22, and netted 18 points off of Wolverine turnovers.
In addition to leading all scorers, McKay added seven rebounds and two blocked shots in the win. Nikki Smith scored 11 points on two 3-pointers and 5-of-6 shooting from the free throw line. She also added a career-high six assists, while Kim Roberson led all players as she tied a career high with nine rebounds.
DEFENDING ONE OF THE BEST
HELP FROM THE FREE THROW LINE
Leah Enterline sank a perfect 8-of-8 from the charity stripe, improving her season percentage to 78.4 percent. She is second on the team behind Nikki Smith, who is currently shooting 79.5 percent (58-of-73) from the free throw line. Smith also aided IU at the line vs. the Buckeyes as she hit 2-of-2, and Whitney Thomas sank 6-of-8 in the effort.
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