Women's Basketball

    Hoosiers Host Minnesota Sunday Afternoon

    Go Hoosiers! Sophomore Whitney Thomas registered her sixth double-double of the season with 10 points and 10 boards against Wisconsin on Feb. 1.
    Go Hoosiers!
    Sophomore Whitney Thomas registered her sixth double-double of the season with 10 points and 10 boards against Wisconsin on Feb. 1.
    Go Hoosiers!

    Feb. 3, 2007

    Minnesota Game Notes (02-04-07)
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    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - The Indiana women's basketball will conclude its two-game homestand when it hosts Minnesota on Sunday, Feb. 4 on Branch McCracken Court in Assembly Hall.

    In their last time out, five Hoosiers (14-9, 3-7 Big Ten) scored in double figures, led by Sarah McKay's second consecutive double-double, as Indiana upended Wisconsin, 83-56, on Feb. 1, in Assembly Hall. The win ended a five-game slide for Indiana.

    The Hoosiers opened the game with a 19-0 lead and kept rolling in the second half as it maintained at least a 23-point advantage en route to the 83-56 routing of the Badgers. McKay registered her second straight double-double with 18 points and 11 boards. Nikki Smith led the Hoosiers with 22 points, including four 3-pointers. Freshman Jamie Braun added 14 points and Kim Roberson netted 11 points. Whitney Thomas registered her sixth double-double of the season with 10 points and 10 rebounds.

    Catch all the action from Assembly Hall as Mike Hensinger and Steve Vilardo call the battle between the Hoosiers and Gophers on WHCC 105.1 FM. Tip-off against Minnesota is at 2:05 p.m. EST.

    THE MINNESOTA SERIES
    The Gophers lead the all-time series with the Hoosiers, 26-23. Indiana is 3-7 in the two teams' last 10 meetings and 11-11 overall in Assembly Hall. The Hoosiers went 1-2 against Minnesota last season, ending the year with a 61-46 upset of the then-No. 20 Gophers in the second round of the Big Ten Tournament on March 3.

    SCOUTING THE GOPHERS
    Minnesota enters Sunday's game after suffering a heartbreaking loss to 10th-ranked Purdue on Feb. 1. The Gophers fell to the Boilers, 58-53, in front of 6,218 fans at Williams Arena. Emily Fox and Leslie Knight poured in 16 points apiece, while three Gophers grabbed six boards each on the game.

    Minnesota went into the break down by seven, 30-23, and came back to outscore Purdue, 32-28, in the second half. The Boilermakers shot 49.0 percent (24-49) from the floor and 90.0 percent (9-of-10) from the charity stripe to hold on for the win.

    The Gophers are led by Kelly Roysland with 14.6 points per game, while Fox follows with 12.0 points per contest. Ashley Ellis-Milan leads Minnesota on the boards with 7.7 per game.

    I LOVE THE 80s
    For the third time this season, Indiana has netted 80-plus points in a game, improving to 3-0 when hitting the 80-point mark. The Hoosiers defeated Valparaiso, 85-51, on Nov. 15, Evansville, 83-80, on Nov. 30 and most recently, Wisconsin, 83-56, on Feb. 1.

    TAKING THE LEAD
    Indiana is 10-0 when opening a game with the first basket, with eight of those wins coming in Assembly Hall. The Hoosiers netted the first basket at Notre Dame and IPFW for their other two wins when they opened the game with the lead. Indiana is 4-9 when it falls behind in the opening minutes of a contest.

    LAST TIME VS. THE GOPHERS
    Four scored in double figures as the Hoosiers upset the then-No. 20 Gophers in the second round of the 2006 Big Ten Tournament. Nikki Smith led Indiana with 18 points on 4-of-6 shooting from beyond the arc, Cyndi Valentin and Jenny DeMuth each scored 14 points, and Whitney Thomas added 10 points in the win. The Hoosiers held Minnesota to 30.9 percent (17-of-55) shooting from the floor and registered 11 steals off of 20 Gopher turnovers.

    HOOSIERS IN THE RECORD BOOK
    Two Hoosiers are nearing the top 10 in two categories in the IU record book, while junior Nikki Smith has already set foot in one category

    With four 3-pointers against Wisconsin on Feb. 1, Smith entered IU's top-10 list with 51 treys made this season. She ended her sophomore year ranked sixth among single-season 3-point leaders with 58 3s made.

    Sarah McKay is four blocks shy of reaching IU's single-season top-10. McKay has blocked 35 shots in 23 games. She reached the top five during the 2003-04 season, as she deflected 55 shots.

    Kim Roberson needs two steals to attain a spot on IU's top 10 list. She has 59 steals in 23 games this season.

     

     

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