Jan. 26, 2010
Game 21: Wisconsin Badgers (15-5, 5-4) at Indiana Hoosiers (11-9, 4-5) Notes
Thursday, Jan. 28, 2010 7 p.m. ET Buy Tickets
Assembly Hall (17,357) Bloomington, Ind.
Radio: WHCC 105.1 FM (Jeremy Gray) Streamed Audio: IUHoosiers.com Streamed Video: BigTenNetwork.com
THE OPENING TIP
Indiana opens a two-game homestand on Thursday, Jan. 28 when its faces Wisconsin at 7 p.m. ET in Assembly Hall. 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 available on BigTenNetwork.com. The Hoosiers welcome Clear Creek Elementary School, Mother Hubbard's Cupboard and Upward Basketball to the game.
IU head coach Felisha Legette-Jack enters her fourth season at the helm of the Hoosiers with a record of 69-49 and a career mark of 123-112. In three season, she has led the Hoosiers to 18-plus wins and three consecutive trips to the postseason.
Wisconsin head coach Lisa Stone is in her seventh year as the leader of the Badgers with a mark of 106-97. Stone owns an overall record of 481-215 in 25 seasons.
WHAT'S COMING UP
The Hoosiers will play host to No. 4 Ohio State on Sunday, Jan. 31 at Noon in Assembly Hall. IU will then travel to Illinois for a 2 p.m. ET game on Sunday, Feb. 7 before hosting Iowa at 7 p.m. ET on Thursday, Feb. 11.
NOTES OF INTEREST
Thursday's meeting marks the 60th all-time between Indiana and Wisconsin, with the Hoosiers leading the series, 43-16.
Indiana ranks second in the Big Ten in 3-point field goal percentage defense (27.1), third in steals (8.85), fourth in offensive rebounds (13.55) and scoring offense (67.8), and fifth in rebounding offense (39.0).
Felisha Legette-Jack is one win shy of her 70th at the helm of the IU program.
Indiana is 7-1 when it outrebounds opponents, 6-0 when it wins the offensive glass and 7-1 when winning the defensive glass.
SCOUTING THE BADGERS
Wisconsin enters Thursday's game with a 15-5 overall record and a 5-4 mark in Big Ten action. The Badgers are led by Alyssa Karel with 13.9 points per game and Tara Steinbauer with 6.6 rebounds per contest. On the season, Wisconsin has held its opponents to scoring under 53 points per game.
COUNTDOWN TO 1,000
Junior Jori Davis is on pace to reach 1,000 career points by the end of the regular season. Currently, Davis is averaging 17.2 points per game for IU and is 136 points shy of 1,000. If she averages at least 15.1 points per game in the Hoosiers' final nine games of the year, Davis will become the 22nd Hoosier to reach that accomplishment and the third player under IU head coach Felisha Legette-Jack to reach the milestone (Jamie Braun, Whitney Thomas).
BRAUN KEEPS MOVING UP
Jamie Braun moved into ninth place in IU's record book in career points with 1,461. She is also one assist from tying Lori Burroughs (1979-81) for sixth place in the assists category with 346 and four steals from tying Tisha Hill (1989-92) in the steals category with 206 career take-aways.