Feb. 5, 2011
THE OPENING TIP
The Hoosiers welcome the Wisconsin Badgers to Assembly Hall for a Sunday afternoon matchup. The game will tip at 2 p.m. ET on Feb. 6. The game can be heard on the state-wide IU Radio Network with Jeremy gray calling the action. Live streaming will also be available through BigTenNetwork.com.
DID YOU KNOW?
This will be the 62nd meeting between Indiana and Wisconsin. The Hoosiers hold the advantage in the series, 43-18.
Indiana's strength of schedule is ranked the 26th toughest in the country by CollegeRPI.com.
With her 22 points against Minnesota, Jori Davis is now tied for 11th on Indiana's all-time career scoring list. She shares the No. 11 spot with Quacy Barnes (1995-98) with 1,428 career points. She is now 23 points shy of 10th place which is held by Lisa Furlin (1993-96) who finshed her IU career with 1,451 points.
Senior Whitney Lindsay returned to the lineup against Minnesota and scored 14 points while hitting 4-of-4 from 3-point range in the process. Lindsay also had four steals to lead IU in that game.
The Hoosiers finished the first semester with a 3.234 Grade Point Average (GPA). Ten players on the roster finished with a 3.0 GPA or better in the fall. The Indiana women's basketball program has earned a 3.0 or better in the classroom for seven-consecutive semesters.
IU head coach Felisha Legette-Jack is in her fifth year at Indiana and ninth year overall. She has a career mark of 134-133 (.502) and is 80-70 (.533) at the Hoosier helm. Wisconsin's Lisa Stone is in her eighth season guiding the Badgers and it is her 26th year overall as a head coach. Stone has compiled a record of 499-232 (.683) in her career and is 124-114 (.521) while leading Minnesota.
WHAT'S COMING UP
The Hoosiers will travel to Champaign, Ill., to face the Fighting Illini on Thursday, Feb. 10 at 8 p.m. ET. Indiana will then return home to welcome Penn State to Assembly Hall for a game on the Big Ten Network.
SCOUTING THE BADGERS
Wisconsin comes to Bloomington winning three of its last four games. The Badgers fell in overtime to No. 11/15 Michigan State on Thursday night, 73-70. In that game, four UW players tallied double-figure points led by Lin Zastrow's 23. Zastrow also brought down nine rebounds in the game. Alyssa Karel added 21 points as Taylor Wurtz scored 11 and Tara Steinbauer finished with 10 points.
On the season, Karel leads the Badgers in scoring averaging 14.9 ppg, she also leads the team in assists (2.7 apg). Zastrow scores 13.7 ppg and paces her teammates with 6.7 rpg. She also connects on 55.6 percent of her field goal attempts. Steinbauer shoots 52.7 percent from the field and scores 10.9 points per contest.
As a team, the Badgers get it done defensively only surrendering 58.0 opponent points per contest. Wisconsin is 7-3 in Big Ten play and are just one game out of first place in the conference standings. The Badgers are second in the Big Ten in field goal percentage (.430) in conference games only, and UW will look to take care of the basketball as Wisconsin has the second-lowest turnover average in the league in Big Ten games.
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. 26 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.
DAVIS PUTTING UP BIG TIME NUMBERS
Senior All-America and All-Big Ten candidate Jori Davis has put up some big numbers all season, but has been stellar in Indiana's last four games. Davis is averaging 21.3 ppg in those contests scoring 20 against Michigan State, 26 at Penn State, 17 at Purdue and 22 against Minnesota.
On the season, Davis leads the team averaging 18.5 points and is second on the team with 5.6 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, seventh in assists (3.8 apg) and sixth in steals (2.1 spg).
In Big Ten games, Davis is tied for first in the league in scoring with 19.9 points per game, and is fifth in assists (3.8 apg). In the last three games, Davis has dished for three or more assists in each of those contests including six against the Gophers on Feb. 3.
Davis also owns the conference's highest single-game point total in Big Ten play as she 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.
HOOSIERS GET IT DONE IN THE CLASSROOM
During the 2010 fall semester, the Indiana women's basketball team compiled a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.234 as a team. Ten members of this year's roster boasted a 3.0 or better last fall. Under Head Coach Felisha Legette-Jack, the IU women's basketball program has earned a 3.0 GPA or better for seven-consecutive semesters dating back to the fall of 2007.
THE STEAL CURTAIN RETURNS AGAIN
Against Minnesota on Thursday night, Indiana recoreded 10 steals in that game. It marked the 13th time this season the Hoosiers have accomplished 10 or more steals in a single game. In January, the Hoosiers stole the ball 16 times in consecutive games at Iowa on Jan. 16 and against Michigan State on Jan. 20. It marked the first time a Hoosier team had tallied 16 steals in back-to-back contests since IU achieved that total in consecutive games in the 2009 Big Ten Tournament, against Michigan on March 5, then against Purdue on March 6 that year.
On the season, Indiana is averaging 10.2 steals per game, which is the third-highest mark in the Big Ten this season. There are only three teams in the conference that average 10 or more steals per contest.
The steals have also led to a number of opponent mistakes this season. The Hoosiers forced 27 turnovers against Michigan State, the second-highest total by an IU opponent this year. That defensive performance came on the heels of forcing 20 Iowa mistakes on Jan. 16. Indiana has forced 20 or more opponent turnovers in 11 games this season. For the year, IU is forcing 19.5 opponent mistakes on the year, the second-highest total in the Big Ten.
JORI NOW SITS 11TH ON CAREER SCORING LIST
Davis continues to make her mark in Indiana women's basketball history as she is now tied for 11th on IU's all-time scoring list and is in fourth place for most free throws made in a career.
The senior has tallied 1,428 points in her career. With her 22 points against MInnesota on Thursday night, Davis is now tied for No. 11 on the Indiana scoring list with Quacy Barnes (1995-98).
Davis also has connected on 405 free throws as a Hoosier. With her seven makes against the Gophers, Davis now stands alone in fourh place for most free throws made in a career. She is just three shy of the third-highest mark which is held by Cindy Bumgarner (1985-88).