Feb. 5, 2010
Game 23: Indiana Hoosiers (12-10, 5-6) at Illinois Fighting Illini (12-10, 4-8) Notes
Sunday, Feb. 7, 2010 2 p.m. ET
Assembly Hall (16,618) Champaign, Ill.
Radio: WHCC 105.1 FM Streamed Audio: IUHoosiers.com Streamed Video: BigTenNetwork.com
THE OPENING TIP
Indiana will travel to Illinois on Sunday, Feb. 7, for a 2 p.m. ET tip-off in the other Assembly Hall. The Hoosiers will join the Illini in wearing pink as Illinois will hold its Pink Zone game. IU will be wearing pink shooting shirts, with the staff also wearing pink during the game. Indiana holds the all-time series lead with the Illini, 31-26, despite Illinois winning three of the last four meetings vs. the Hoosiers. Sunday's game can be heard locally on WHCC 105.1 FM with Jeremy Gray on the call.
IU head coach Felisha Legette-Jack enters her fourth season at the helm of the Hoosiers with a record of 70-50 and a career mark of 124-113. In three season, she has led the Hoosiers to 18-plus wins and three consecutive trips to the postseason.
Illinois head coach Jolette Law is in her third season leading the Illini with a 42-45 overall record.
WHAT'S COMING UP
On Thursday, Feb. 11, the Hoosiers will play host to Iowa at 7 p.m. in Assemby Hall, before visiting Wisconsin on Sunday, Feb. 14 at 7 p.m. ET.
NOTES OF INTEREST
Sunday's meeting marks the 58th all-time between Indiana and Illinois, with the Hoosiers leading the Illini, 31-26.
Felisha Legette-Jack claimed her 70th win as the head coach at Indiana with a 67-62 win over No. 8 Ohio State on Sunday, Jan. 31.
Indiana is 7-1 when it outrebounds opponents, 7-0 when it wins the offensive glass and 7-1 when winning the defensive glass.
In their upset of Ohio State on Jan. 31, the Hoosiers scored 32 points in the paint and are averaging 25.4 points in the paint per game.
Indiana ranks 20th nationally in 3-point field goal percentage defense at 27.0 percent.
IU'S ALL-TIME WINS VS. TOP-10 TEAMS
Jan. 21, 1994: Indiana 82, No. 2 Iowa 58 (H)
Jan. 31, 2010: Indiana 67, No. 4 Ohio St. 62 (H)
Jan. 19, 1998: Indiana 80, No. 6 Illinois 67 (H)
March 3, 2002: Indiana 55, No. 7 Purdue 41 (N)
SCOUTING THE ILLINI
Illinois enters Sunday's game with a 12-10 overall mark and a 4-8 record in the Big Ten after falling at Purdue, 53-48, on Feb. 4. The Illini are led by Jenna Smith with 18.2 points and 10.8 rebounds per game. Karisma Penn is also averaging double-digit points with 11.4 points per contest.
COUNTDOWN TO 1,000
Junior Jori Davis is on pace to reach 1,000 career points by the end of the regular season. Currently, Davis is averaing 17.5 points per game for IU and is 96 points shy of 1,000. If she averages at least 13.7 points per game in the Hoosiers' final nine games of the year, Davis will become the 22nd Hoosier to reach that accomplishment and the third player under IU head coach Felisha Legette-Jack to reach the milestone (Jamie Braun, Whitney Thomas).
BRAUN KEEPS MOVING UP
Jamie Braun moved into ninth place in IU's record book in career points with 1,473. She is also in sixth place in the assists category with 350 and two steals from tying Tisha Hill (1989-92) in the steals category with 208 career take-aways.