Women's Basketball

    Hoosiers Host Northwestern Thursday Night

    Go Hoosiers! Sophomore Jamie Braun scored a season-high 26 points at Iowa on Sunday, Feb. 3.
    Go Hoosiers!
    Sophomore Jamie Braun scored a season-high 26 points at Iowa on Sunday, Feb. 3.
    Go Hoosiers!

    Feb. 5, 2008

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    Northwestern (4-18, 0-10 Big Ten) at Indiana (13-9, 6-4 Big Ten)
    Thursday, Feb. 7 • 7 p.m. ET
    Assembly Hall (17,357) • Bloomington, Ind.

    BROADCAST INFORMATION
    Radio: WHCC 105.1 FM Bloomington - Jeremy Gray, play-by-play
    Web: IUHoosiers.com All-Access Tape Delay - Friday, Feb. 8 at 10 a.m.

    THE OPENING TIP
    The Hoosiers will look to for their 14th win of the season when they host Northwestern Thursday night in Assembly Hall. Tip-off against the Wildcats is set for 7 p.m. ET. Catch Jeremy Gray on WHCC 105.1 FM as he calls the action between the Hoosiers and Wildcats from Branch McCracken Court. Thursday's game will be tape delayed on IUHoosiers.com and will be available to fans for free through All-Access on Friday, Feb. 8 at 10 a.m.

    NOTES OF INTEREST
    • Thursday's game marks the 58th meeting all-time between Indiana and Northwestern.

    Jamie Braun has scored in double-digits in eight consecutive games and has netted 20-plus point outings three times in those eight contests.

    Whitney Thomas recored her ninth double-double of the season when she recorded 11 points and 10 boards. She owns 19 in her career, which ranks sixth in the IU record book.

    • The Hoosiers 10 steals against Iowa on Feb. 3 marked the 12th time that IU has boasted a double-digit steal game.

    Jamie Braun led the Hoosiers in their last meeting with Northwestern as she netted 20 points on 9-of-12 shooting from the field. She also came away with a career-high six steals vs. the Wildcats on Dec. 31.

    THE COACHES
    IU head coach Felisha Legette-Jack is in her second year at the helm of the Hoosier program with a career mark of 86-86 over six seasons. She led the Hoosiers to the third round of the 2007 WNIT and to a 19-14 overall mark last season.

    Northwestern head coach Beth Combs holds a career coaching mark of 67-132 over seven seasons. She enters her fourth season at Northwestern with a mark of 23-83 at the helm of the Wildcat program.

    SCOUTING THE WILDCATS
    The Wildcats enter Thursday's game still looking for their first Big Ten victory. Northwestern just missed upending Purdue on Sunday, Feb. 3 as they fell to the Boilers, 62-53, after being down by just four at halftime.

    Amy Jaeschke led the Wildcats with 12 points, 10 rebounds and two blocked shots. Nadia Bibbs netted 11 points and added five steals and four assists.

    Northwestern is led by Jaeschke with 12.8 points and 7.6 rebounds per game. The team is averaging 53.3 points and 36.7 rebounds per game, while shooting 36.2 percent from the floor.

    WHAT BRAUN CAN DO FOR IU
    After earning Big Ten Sixth Player of the Year, sophomore Jamie Braun has proven that she belongs in a starting role. Braun has led the Hoosiers in scoring with 15.3 points per game and assists with 3.6 per contest.

    She ranks fifth in the Big Ten in scoring, eighth in steals (2.05) and ninth in assists per game. Braun has led IU in scoring in 11 games this season, including a 26-point outing against Iowa on Feb. 3.

    HEAD TO THE HALL MARCH 2
    Head to the Hall on Sunday, March 2, and help the Indiana women's basketball team set a new attendance record as it battles Penn State on Senior Day in Assembly Hall.

    The Hoosiers are looking to break the attendance record for an on-campus women's basketball game in the state of Indiana. The record of 14,124 fans was set in 1999 at Mackey Arena.

    IU will also say goodbye to senior Nikki Smith as she plays her final game in Assembly Hall.

    Tickets to see the Hoosiers take on the Lady Lions are just $1 each and the first 3,000 fans in attendance will receive a FREE t-shirt.

    The Hoosiers are looking to the community to help fill the seats in Assembly Hall. IU supporters, fans, business partners and sponsors are encouraged to purchase blocks of tickets ranging from 25 to 1,000 or more. The IU Department of Athletics will put those tickets into the hands of Indiana youth organizations, including the Boys and Girls Club, Big Brothers/Big Sisters and Boy and Girl Scout troops, to name a few.

    Those wishing to sponsor a group or for fans that would like to purchase tickets should call 1-866-IUSPORTS.

     

     

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