Jan. 28, 2011
THE OPENING TIP
|INDIANA (8-12, 2-6) at PURDUE (14-7, 4-4)
||Jan. 30, 2011
||West Lafayette, Ind. (Mackey Arena)
||Big Ten Network
Leah Secondo and Stephanie White
||WHCC 105.1 FM
Jeremy Gray, play-by-play
||Indiana | Purdue
| Internet Coverage
||@IndianaWBB | @rmsheets
Indiana heads to West Lafayette to take on in-state rival Purdue on Sunday, Jan. 30 at Noon ET. The game will be aired on the Big Ten Network with Leah Secondo and Stephanie White calling the action. The game can also be heard on Hoosier Country WHCC 105.1 FM as Jeremy Gray will handle play-by-play duties.
DID YOU KNOW?
In the last two games played at Mackey Arena in the series, the two teams have split the decisions. Indiana last won in West Lafayette on Jan. 14, 2008, 66-54. The Boilermakers were victorious last season at home on Dec. 31, 2009, 76-66.
Indiana's strength of schedule is ranked the 24th toughest in the country by CollegeRPI.com.
Senior All-Big Ten candidate Jori Davis has now cracked the top five on IU's all-time list for free throws made. Davis has made 392 free throws in her career.
Davis has tallied 46 points in the last two games with 20 against Michigan State and 26 points at Penn State. Davis is now averaging 20.0 points in conference games, which is good for the second-best total in the Big Ten.
IU head coach Felisha Legette-Jack is in her fifth year at Indiana and ninth year overall. She has a career mark of 134-131 (.506) and is 80-68 (.541) at the Hoosier helm. Purdue's Sharon Versyp is in her fifth season guiding the Boilermakers and it is her 11th year overall as a head coach. Versyp has compiled a record of 221-121 (.646) in her career and is 104-56 (.650) while leading the Boilers.
WHAT'S COMING UP
The Hoosiers will return home for a pair, beginning with Minnesota on Thursday, Feb. 3, for a 7 p.m. tip. Wisconsin will then come to Bloomington for a Sunday, Feb. 6 matchup at 2 p.m. ET.
SCOUTING THE BOILERMAKERS
Purdue welcomes Indiana to Mackey Arena after winning three of its last four games. The Boilermakers fell in their last Big Ten contest at Michigan, 57-45, on Jan. 23, but rebounded with a win over SIU-Edwardsville on Thursday, 69-39. In that win, Purdue shot 52.1 percent from the floor and forced 21 SIUE turnovers, scoring 22 points off of those mistakes. Alex Guyton led all scorers with 16 points and grabbed eight rebounds. Antionette Howard added 10 points as 10 Boilers found their way in the scoring column.
Brittany Rayburn continues to lead the team in scoring with 13.5 ppg, as Courtney Moses adds 12.4 ppg and Drey Mingo scores 10.0 ppg. Mingo is shooting 48.6 percent from the floor this season and leads the team grabbing 5.1 rpg. Moses is the team leader in 3-point field goals made (38) and connects on 43.7 percent of her attempts from long range.
As a team, the Boilermakers lead the conference in free throw percentage hitting 77.2 percent on the season. Purdue also has +4.3 rebounding margin over opponents, which could be key as the Boilers rebounding led to a win over Indiana on Jan. 9.
INDIANA VS. PURDUE, PART ONE
These two teams battled on the hardwood in Bloomington already this season on Jan. 9. In that game, Indiana held Purdue to just 29.3 percent shooting from the field, the lowest by an IU opponent on the season. However, the Hoosiers had too many turnovers and Purdue won the battle of the glass, 47-38, as the Boilermakers earned the road win, 55-50.
Whitney Lindsay led all scorers with 18 points on 6-of-10 shooting, including a career-best four 3-point field goals made. Jori Davis added 12 points and brought down seven boards. Senior Andrea McGuirt played well off the bench in the effort, scoring seven points with five rebounds and two steals in 22 minutes of play.
DAVIS PUTTING UP BIG TIME NUMBERS
Senior All-America and All-Big Ten candidate Jori Davis is putting up some stellar numbers in her senior campaign. Davis leads the team averaging 18.4 points and 6.1 rebounds per game. Her point total ranks her third in the Big Ten in scoring, as she also ranks 15th in the conference in rebounding, eighth in assists (3.6 apg) and fourth in steals (2.3 spg).
In Big Ten games, Davis is second in the league in scoring with 20.0 points per game, and is fifth in assists (3.6 apg). In her last two games, the senior is averaging 23.0 ppg as she tallied 20 against Michigan State and 26 at Penn State. Davis has tallied 20 or more points on nine occassions this season.
Davis also owns the conference's highest single-game point total in Big Ten play as netted 31 against Minnesota on Jan. 2, the second time she achieved that total this season. Davis has now tallied 30 or more points in a game three times in her career.
BATTLING THE BEST
The Hoosiers have and will battle some of the nation's best teams this season. Indiana's strength of schedule currently ranks No. 24 by CollegeRPI.com. Indiana has faced five teams that were ranked this season, and has one more game on the schedule with a team that is ranked in this week's Associated Press and/or ESPN/USA Today Coaches Polls.
JORI CLIMBING INDIANA CAREER LISTS
Davis continues to make her mark in Indiana women's basketball history as she now stands 12th on IU's all-time scoring list and is in fifth place for most free throws made in a career.
The senior has tallied 1,389 points in her career and passed Heather Cassady's (1998-02) mark of 1,301 during the Ohio State game Jan. 5. Sitting ahead of Davis on the list at No. 11 is Quacy Barnes (1995-98), who finished her career at Indiana with 1,428 points.
Davis also has connected on 392 free throws as a Hoosier. With her 12 makes from the charity stripe against Penn State on Jan. 23, she now sits alone in the fifth place spot.