Jan. 27, 2013
THE OPENING TIP
The Hoosiers head to Evanston, Ill., to take on the Northwestern Wildcats on Monday, Jan. 28 at 7 p.m. ET. The game will be televised live on BTN with Eric Collins and LaChina Robinson calling the game. The contest can be heard on IUHoosiers.com in the first half and WHCC 105.1 FM during the second half with Jeremy Gray on the call. Follow @IndianaWBB on twitter for in-game updates and use #iuwbb whenever discussing the Indiana women's basketball team on twitter.
DID YOU KNOW?
Indiana is the only team in the Big Ten Conference that has not allowed an opponent to score 70 points in a game this season.
The Hoosiers lead the all-time series over Northwestern, 36-31.
Indiana has topped Northwestern 13 times in the last 16 games the two schools have played.
With her 14 points against No. 23 Michigan on Jan. 24, Aulani Sinclair moved up three spots on IU's all-time career scoring list and is now tied with Dani Thrush (1996-99) for 20th place with 1,017 career points.
Going into Monday's game with the Wildcats, Sinclair has connected on 163 career 3-point field goals, which currently ranks her sixth on IU's all-time list for career 3-pointers made.
Jasmine McGhee has scored 10 or more points in seven of the last eight games and in each of her last three contests consecutively.
Freshman Nicole Bell scored in double-figures for the fifth time this season with 11 points against Michigan. She connected on three 3-point field goals, marking the fifth game this year that she has connected on three or more 3-pointers in a game.
Career Record: 268-101 (12th year)
Indiana record: 10-9 (1st year)
Career Record: 576-252 (27th year)
Northwestern Record: 67-78 (5th year)
NORTHWESTERN AT A GLANCE
Northwestern welcomes Indiana to Evanston after falling just short at No. 15/13 Purdue on Jan. 24, 77-73. The Wildcats trailed by as many at 19 points in the second half but rallied to pull within two points in the final minute of the game. Senior Kendall Hackney leads the NU offense with 15.2 points per game. She is shooting over 50 percent from the floor in Big Ten games. Freshman Maggie Lyon is pouring in 12.6 points per contest and leads the team in 3-point field goals made on the season. Dannielle Diamant , a 6-5 senior, leads the Wildcats with 7.6 rebounds per game while scoring 11.5 points per contest. She can also step out beyond the arc as she shoots over 30 percent from 3-point range. Two other Wildcats average double-figure points in freshman Lauren Douglas (10.2 ppg) and sophomore Karly Roser (10.1 ppg). As a team, Northwestern will look to disrupt IU's shot opportunities as it averages a Big Ten best 5.9 blocks per game.
INDIANA VS. NORTHWESTERN, ROUND TWO
The Hoosiers and Wildcats are meeting for the second time this season as IU topped Northwestern in Assembly Hall on Jan. 6, 68-64. Aulani Sinclair poured in 31 points and Simone Deloach skied for a career-high 15 rebounds to lead Indiana past Northwestern in that game as Jasmine McGhee added 14 points.
The Hoosiers shot 18-for-20 (90 percent) from the free throw line in the game and outrebounded Northwestern, 42-31. Sinclair shot 7-of-13 from the field, including three 3-point field goals. She connected on 14-of-15 free throws. To go along with her 15 boards, Deloach finished with eight points on 3-of-5 shooting and added a career-high four assists. Andrea Newbauer led IU with a season-best eight assists to go along with two steals and two blocks. Linda Rubene finished with nine points in the game, shooting 4-of-8 from the field with a 3-pointer and five boards.
SINCLAIR MOVES TO 20TH ON INDIANA'S ALL-TIME SCORING LIST
Senior Aulani Sinclair moved up three spots on IU's all-time career scoring list with 14 points against Michigan on Jan. 24, and is now tied for 20th place on that list with Dani Thrush (1996-99) with 1,017 career points.
Sinclair has scored in double-figures in 14 games this season and leads the team in scoring with 17.8 points per game and 4.5 rebounds per contest. She has paced the team in scoring in 12 games this season and is shooting 40.9 percent (52-of-127) from 3-point range to lead IU. Sinclair has score 20 or more points nine times so far this year and has eclipsed 30 points in three contests. The Eminence, Ind., native has scored 10 or more points in 46 career games.
MCGHEE KEEPS ROLLING
Jasmine McGhee has scored in double-figures in seven of her last eight games and has had 10 or more points in the last three contests consecutively for the Hoosiers. Against Michigan on Jan. 24, McGhee tallied 10 points to go along with three boards and two steals. In Indiana's prior two games to that, McGhee led IU in both scoring and rebounding against Michigan State (Jan. 20) and Ohio State (Jan. 17).
For the season, McGhee is second on the team in scoring with 12.2 points per game and she leads the team in rebounding with 6.2 boards per contest. She is also the team leader in steals. The Anderson, Ind., native has scored in double-figures 12 times this season and 26 times in her career.
SINCLAIR MAKING HER MARK
Sinclair is moving into the IU record books in numerous statistical categories beyond scoring points. She has made 52 3-point field goals on the year and needs just four more to crack the top ten for most 3-point field goals made in a season in IU history. For her career, SInclair has made 163 3-pointers, which currently ranks her sixth all-time at IU in 3-point field goals made in a career. She is just four shy of cracking the top five. For her career, Sinclair has shot 37.8 percent from beyond the arc, which right now would give her the best 3-point field goal percentage in program history.
Through games played as of Jan. 25, Indiana is the only team in the Big Ten that has not allowed an opponent to score 70 points or more in a game this season. Indiana is holding its opponents to 58.1 points per game. Indiana opponents have scored less than 60 points 11 times and under 50 points on five occasions. IU is 8-3 when teams score less than 60 points against them.
Indiana held Michigan State to just 34.4 percent shooting on Jan. 20 and forced 17 MSU turnovers while grabbing seven steals. IU has held nine opponents to 34.4 percent shooting or lower this season and the Hoosiers are 7-2 in those contests.
THE BELL TOLLS
Freshman Nicole Bell came off the bench against No. 23 Michigan on Jan. 24 and finished with 11 points in the game. Bell shot 4-of-9 from the field and 3-of-7 from the beyond the arc against the Wolverines and added three assists and a rebound. Bell has scored in double-figures in five games this season and has connected on three or more 3-pointers five times this year as well.
Earlier this year, Bell set a new career mark with 16 points against UIC on Dec. 31, shooting 5-of-7 from the field, 3-of-5 from 3-point range and 3-of-3 from the charity stripe. She also had two assists, two rebounds and a steal in that game.
The Cincinnati, Ohio, native currently is the leading scorer off the bench for IU with 5.7 points per game.
Junior Simone Deloach earned a starting spot in each of the last three games, including her first start of the year at Ohio State on Jan. 17. Last time out against Michigan, Deloach skied for a team-high 10 rebounds. She has had 10 or more boards in two conference games this season. In Big Ten games only, Deloach ranks in the top 15 in the conference in rebounds (7.2 rpg), blocks (1.0 bpg), offensive rebounds (2.5 off. rpg) and defensive boards (4.7 def. rpg).
In a two conference games this year, Deloach set new career marks in points, rebounds and assists. Against Nebraska on Jan. 10, Deloach scored a career-high 14 points while shooting 6-of-10 from the field. In the win over Northwestern on Jan. 6, Deloach set career marks with 15 rebounds and four assists to go along with eight points while shooting 3-of-5 from the field. Her 15 boards are the most by an IU player this season.