Women's Basketball

    IU Women's Hoops Heads to No. 14/11 Purdue Thursday

    Go Hoosiers! Sophomore Andrea Mize.
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    Sophomore Andrea Mize.
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    Jan. 30, 2013

    INDIANA (10-10, 1-6) at No. 14/11 PURDUE (17-3, 6-1)
     Date Jan. 31, 2013
     Time 6:30 p.m. ET
     Location West Lafayette, Ind. (Mackey Arena)
     Radio IU Radio NetworkListen Online
    Jeremy Gray, play-by-play
     Television Big Ten Network
    Lisa Byington, Mary Murphy and Rob Blackman
     Game Notes Indiana Notes
     Internet Coverage Gametracker
     Twitter @IndianaWBB | @CurtMillerIUWBB


    THE OPENING TIP
    Indiana hits the road to take on No. 14/11 Purdue in Mackey Arena on Thursday, Jan. 31. The game will tip at 6:30 p.m. ET. The contest will be broadcast live on BTN with Lisa Byington, Mary Murphy and Rob Blackman on the call. On the radio, the game can be heard on the state-wide IU Radio Network with Jeremy Gray calling the action. 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.
    • Thursday's game will mark the sixth time this season the IU has played an opponent from the state of Indiana. The Hoosiers have faced off against Valparaiso, Indiana State, IUPUI, IPFW and Butler so far this year.
    Aulani Sinclair now sits alone in 20th place on Indiana's all-time career scoring list. At Northwestern, Sinclair surpassed Dani Thrush (1996-99) to sit alone in the 20th position with 1,019 career points.
    • Going into Thursday's game with the Boilermakers, 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.
    • Freshman Nicole Bell scored in double-figures for the sixth time this season with 10 points at Northwestern on Monday. She connected on two 3-pointers, marking her seventh game this year with multiple 3-point field goals made.
    Sasha Chaplin led Indiana with 14 points at Northwestern and added six boards, marking the third game this year that she has scored in double-figures.

    THE COACHES
    Indiana
    Curt Miller
    Career Record: 268-102 (12th year)
    Indiana record: 10-10 (1st year)

    Purdue
    Sharon Versyp
    Career Record: 153-73 (7th year)
    Purdue Record: 270-13 (13th year)

    PURDUE AT A GLANCE
    No. 14/11 Purdue is currently riding a two-game winning streak with victories over Northwestern on Jan. 24 and at Michigan State on Jan. 27. It took overtime for the Boilermakers to knock off the Spartans last time out, 67-62. Five players average eight or more points per game for the Boilers, led by guard Courtney Moses who pours in 14.4 points per contest. Moses leads the team in 3-point field goals made and shoots over 90 percent from the free throw line. Drey Mingo is Purdue's go-to player underneath, as she is averaging 12.5 points and 6.4 rebounds per game. KK Houser runs the point for Boilermakers as she leads the team in assists (4.9 apg) and steals (2.0 spg). Houser also scores 11.0 points per contest. Senior Sam Ostarello averages a near double-double with 9.9 points and 10.3 boards per game. As a team, Purdue shoots the ball well from beyond the arc, making 36.6 percent of its 3-point field goal attempts. The Boilermakers also take advantage of the charity stripe as they are shooting 77.3 percent for the year.

    SASHA STEPS UP
    At Northwestern on Monday night, senior Sasha Chaplin led the IU offense with 14 points, marking her third game this season scoring in double-figures. Chaplin shot 6-of-13 from the field, tying her season high for most field goals made in a game. She also added six rebounds, two steals and a block.

    Chaplin is shooting 50.0 percent from the field this season, leading the team in that category. She has scored 10 or more points in 28 career games. Earlier this year, Chaplin accomplished her eighth career double-double with 11 points and 10 rebounds at Murray State.

    SINCLAIR SITS ALONE IN 20TH ON INDIANA'S ALL-TIME SCORING LIST
    Senior Aulani Sinclair now sits alone in 20th place on IU's all-time career scoring list. With a field goal at Northwestern on Jan. 28, Sinclair passed Dani Thrush (1996-99) on the all-time list. Sinclair currently has 1,019 career points.

    Sinclair has scored in double-figures in 14 games this season and leads the team in scoring with 17.1 points per game and adds 4.4 rebounds per contest. She has paced the team in scoring in 12 games this season and is shooting 38.8 percent (52-of-134) from 3-point range to lead IU. Sinclair has scored 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.

    THE BELL TOLLS
    Freshman Nicole Bell played 31 minutes off the bench at Northwestern on Monday and finished with 10 points in the game. Bell connected on two 3-point field goals, marking the seventh time this season that she has hit multiple 3-pointers in a game. She also had two boards, an assist and added her first career block. She has scored in double-figures in each of the last two games and in six contests overall this season. In five games this year, Bell has hit three or more 3-pointers in a game.

    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.

    MAJOR MCGHEE
    Senior Jasmine McGhee has scored in double-figures and has had eight or more rebounds in three of the last four games. At Northwestern on Jan. 28, McGhee led Indiana with eight boards and added three assists, a steal, a block and scored eight points. 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 12.0 points per game and she leads the team in rebounding with 6.3 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 37.2 percent from beyond the arc, which right now would give her the best 3-point field goal percentage in program history.

    D-D-D DEFENSE
    Through games played as of Jan. 29, 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 57.8 points per game, which ranks IU fourth in the Big Ten. Indiana opponents have scored less than 60 points 12 times and under 50 points on five occasions.

    The Hoosiers held Northwestern to just 53 points on Monday night and forced 17 Wildcat turnovers while grabbing nine steals, the team's highest steal total in Big Ten play. Indiana has grabbed nine or more steals in six games this season and has forced 17 or more opponent miscues in seven contests.


     

     

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