Feb. 9, 2010
Game 24: Iowa Hawkeyes (12-11, 5-7) at Indiana Hoosiers (13-10, 6-6) Notes Buy Tickets
Thursday, Feb. 11 7 p.m. ET
Assembly Hall (17,357) Bloomington, Ind.
Radio: WHCC 105.1 FM Streamed Audio: IUHoosiers.com Streamed Video: BigTenNetwork.com
THE OPENING TIP
Come and celebrate Black History Month with the Hoosiers on Thursday, Feb. 11 against Iowa. Tip-off is set for 7 p.m. ET. Local elementary school kids are invited to submit an essay, poem or art project that shows their interpretation of Black History. All participant will receive FREE tickets to the game and winners will be announced during halftime. IU Women's Basketball would like to welcome Lakeview Elementary to the game. The Jackson Creek Middle School Pom Squad will be performing at halftime.
Thursday's game will be broadcast live locally on WHCC 105.1 FM with Jeremy Gray on the call and streamed live on IUHoosiers.com and BigTenNetwork.com.
IU head coach Felisha Legette-Jack enters her fourth season at the helm of the Hoosiers with a record of 71-50 and a career mark of 125-113. In three season, she has led the Hoosiers to 18-plus wins and three consecutive trips to the postseason.
Iowa head coach Lisa Bluder is in her 10th season at Iowa with a 181-120 mark and owns a 537-262 record in 26 seasons as a head coach.
WHAT'S COMING UP
On Sunday, Feb. 14, the Hoosiers will visit Wisconsin for a 7 p.m. ET tip-off in Madison. IU will travel to Evanston to take on Northwestern on Thursday, Feb. 18, at 8 p.m. before playing host to Minnesota on Sunday, Feb. 21 at Noon ET for the Hoosiers' Pink Zone game on the Big Ten Network.
NOTES OF INTERESTBR>
Thursday's meeting marks the 55th all-time between Indiana and Iowa, with the Hawkeyes leading the Hoosiers, 39-15.
Felisha Legette-Jack claimed her 125th career win at Illinois on Sunday, Feb. 7.
Indiana is 7-1 when it outrebounds opponents, 7-0 when it wins the offensive glass and 7-1 when winning the defensive glass.
Indiana ranks 12th nationally in 3-point field goal percentage defense (26.8) and leads the Big Ten on the season. Against league foes, the Hoosiers lead the league in field goal percentage defense (35.3) and rank second when defending the 3-point line (29.0).
Jori Davis leads the Hoosiers in scoring with 17.7 points per game, ranking her fourth in the Big Ten and 52nd nationally.
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 17.7 points per game for IU and is 73 points shy of 1,000. If she averages at least 12.2 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).
UPCOMING GAMES IN ASSEMBLY HALL
Sunday, Feb. 21 vs. Minnesota
The Hoosiers will be celebrating Breast Cancer survivors, remembering those lost and bring awareness for the search of a cure on Feb. 21 at their Pink Zone game. There will be tables in the lobby to learn more about Breast Cancer and survivors will be recognized at halftime. The first 500 fans will receive a white and pink mini headband. IU Women's Basketball would like to welcome Garden City Elementary School, Edgewood Elementary School, the American Cancer Society Board and KODI - Triad Mentoring Program from the Kelley School of Business to the game. IU will have a special Belly Dancing performance during halftime.
Sunday, Feb. 28 vs. Penn State
Indiana Athletics will hold its National Girls and Women in Sports Day and celebrate the success of girls and women in sports. IU will also honor senior guard Jamie Braun, along with senior manager Kevin Kasten and student athletic trainer Kayla Keller. Girls Scout troops are invited to attend and if they come in their uniform, the first 4,000 scouts will receive an Indiana Athletics Patch. IU Women's Basketball would like to welcome the Commission on the Status of Women board, the Franklin Township Youth Basketball league and Girls, Inc. to the game.