Women's Basketball

    Hoosiers Take On Wisconsin Thursday Night

    Go Hoosiers! Sophomore Kim Roberson scored 20 points in the Hoosiers' win over Minnesota on Feb. 4.
    Go Hoosiers!
    Sophomore Kim Roberson scored 20 points in the Hoosiers' win over Minnesota on Feb. 4.
    Go Hoosiers!

    Feb. 7, 2007

    Wisconsin Game Notes (02-07-07)
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    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - The Indiana women's basketball will open a two-game road swing this week, beginning at Wisconsin on Thursday, Feb. 8.

    In their last time out, five players scored in double figures as Indiana (15-9, 4-7 Big Ten) overcame a 16-point first-half deficit to down Minnesota, 69-65, on Branch McCracken Court at Assembly Hall on Sunday, Feb. 4.

    Kim Roberson led all players with 20 points on 6-of-12 shooting from floor and a perfect 7-of-7 effort from the charity stripe. Jamie Braun netted 12 points, including a pair of 3-pointers, and also led IU on the boards with six. Nikki Smith, Sarah McKay and Whitney Thomas each scored 10 points apiece.

    Indiana overcame poor shooting in the first half to record a 46.4 shooting percentage (26-of-56) from the floor. Minnesota dominated the boards, outrebounding the Hoosiers, 39-22, but Indiana registered 13 steals off of 25 Gopher turnovers.

    Catch all the action from the Kohl Center as Mike Hensinger calls the battle between the Hoosiers and Badgers on WHCC 105.1 FM. Tip-off against Wisconsin is at 8 p.m. EST with the game being broadcast on Fox Sports Net North.

    The Hoosiers lead the all-time series with Wisconsin, 39-14. Indiana is 8-2 against the Badgers in the two teams' last 10 meetings, with an 83-56 win in Bloomington on Feb. 1.

    Wisconsin enters Thursday's game on a two-game losing streak. In their last outing, the Badgers suffered a 70-61 loss at Penn State on Feb. 4.

    Jolene Anderson led Wisconsin with 23 points, sinking nine of 22 shots from the floor that she took against the Lady Lions. She also led the Badgers on the boards, grabbing eight rebounds and was the only player for Wisconsin to spend all 40 minutes on the court. Caitlin Gibson added nine points off the bench and Janese Banks matched Gibson's point total before fouling out of the game. Wisconsin was held to less than 40 percent (23-of-63) shooting from the floor, while Penn State sank 4-of-10 from the 3-point line to shoot 40.0 percent on the game.

    Anderson leads Wisconsin in several categories, averaging 18.0 points, 7.5 rebounds and 2.5 steals per game. Banks is also averaging double figures with 14.4 points per game.

    Sophomore Kim Roberson played a major role in IU's turnaround after its five-game slide. Roberson scored 11 points and registered five rebounds, three steals, two assists and a blocked shot in the Hoosiers' win over Wisconsin on Feb. 1. In Indiana's win over Minnesota on Feb. 4, Roberson led the Hoosiers with 20 points on 6-of-12 shooting from the floor and 7-of-7 from the free-throw line. She added three boards and an assist in the victory. Roberson leads Indiana with 59 steals on the season and ranks second among the league in Big Ten games with 2.91 thefts per contest.

    The Hoosiers are 6-4 when four or more players score in double figures. Most recently, Indiana posted five in double figures in a 69-65 win over Minnesota on Feb. 4. Kim Roberson netted a team-high 20 points in the win. Indiana has also recorded wins with at least four players in double-digits against Valparaiso (11/15, 85-51), Dayton (11/19, 98-71), Evansville (11/30, 83-80), Ball State (12/18, 67-56) and Wisconsin (02/01, 83-56).

    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 5-9 when it falls behind in the opening minutes of a contest. The Hoosiers fell behind Minnesota on Feb. 4, but battled back for the 69-65 win.




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