Feb. 15, 2011
|INDIANA (9-16, 3-10) vs. MICHIGAN (14-10, 7-5)
||Feb. 16, 2011
||7 p.m. ET
||Ann Arbor, Mich. (Crisler Arena)
| Live Streaming
||IU Radio Network
Jeremy Gray, play-by-play
||Indiana | Michigan
| Internet Coverage
||@IndianaWBB | @rmsheets
THE OPENING TIP
The Hoosiers travel to Ann Arbor, Mich., to face the Michigan Wolverines on Wednesday, Feb. 16. The game is scheduled to tip at 7 p.m. ET and can be heard on the state-wide IU Radio Network with Jeremy Gray calling the action. The contest can also be seen through live online streaming at BigTenNetwork.com.
DID YOU KNOW?
Wednesday's game between Indiana and Michigan will be the 60th meeting between the two programs, as IU holds the overall advantage in the series, 42-17.
The Hoosiers shot 51.9 percent from the field against Penn State, which is the best shooting performance in a single game all season for IU. Indiana also shot a season-best 52.9 percent from 3-point range as well against the Lady Lions.
Senior Jori Davis is 10 points shy of ninth place on Indiana's all-time career scoring list. Davis has scored 1,493 points in her career and has Shirley Bryant's (1992-95) total of 1,503 in her sights.
Indiana grabbed 10 steals against Penn State on Sunday, marking the 14th time this season the Hoosiers have had 10 or more steals in a game. IU currently ranks third in the conference in steals per game averaging 9.8 per contest.
IU head coach Felisha Legette-Jack is in her fifth year at Indiana and ninth year overall as a head coach. She has a career mark of 135-135 (.500) and is 81-72 (.529) at the Hoosier helm. Michigan head coach Kevin Borseth is in his fourth season with the Wolverines and it is his 28th year overall as a coach. Borseth has compiled a record of 64-58 (.523) at Michigan and is 559-261 (.682) for his career.
WHAT'S COMING UP
Indiana will have a seven day break between games before heading to Wisconsin to battle the Badgers on Feb. 23 at 8 p.m. ET. The Hoosiers will then wrap up the regular season at home against Iowa on Feb. 27.
SCOUTING THE WOLVERINES
Michigan welcomes Indiana to Ann Arbor after losing in three of its last four contests. The Wolverines fell in their last outing against No. 11/13 Michigan State on the road, 69-56. In that game, Courtney Boylan and Jenny Ryan were the only two players to reach double-figure points for Michigan as each finished with 11. Veronica Hicks, Sam Arnold and Kate Thompson all tallied nine points in the effort.
The Wolverines have a very balanced attack offensively as eight players average six or more points per game. Michigan is led in scoring and rebounding by Hicks with 11.9 ppg and 5.3 rpg. Carmen Reynolds tallies 10.1 ppg and leads the team in 3-point field goals made (40). Ryan leads the team in field goal percentage (.492).
As a team, the Wolverines shoot 43.3 percent from the field, the third-highest mark in the Big Ten on the year. Michigan also takes care of the basketball as it is second in the conference in assist/turnover ratio as they dish for 14.3 apg and turn the ball over 13.3 times per game. The Wolverines are just one of three Big Ten teams that average more assists than turnovers.
FINDING THEIR STROKE
Indiana shot 51.9 percent from the floor and 52.9 percent from long range against Penn State on Sunday. That is IU's best shooting percentage overall from the field and from 3-point range for a single game all season. In the first half alone, the Hoosiers shot 58.6 percent (17-of-29) from the field, the best total of any half this year.
DAVIS PUTTING UP ALL-BIG TEN NUMBERS
Senior All-America and All-Big Ten candidate Jori Davis has put up some big time numbers all season long. In Indiana's two games last week at Illinois and agaist Penn State, Davis tallied 51 points (25.5 ppg) in those contests while shooting 51.4 percent (18-of-35) from the field and 44.4 percent (4-of-9) from 3-point range.
On the season, Davis leads the team averaging 18.9 points and 5.6 rebounds per game. Her point total ranks her third in the Big Ten in scoring, as she also ranks 16th in the conference in rebounding, eighth in assists (3.6 apg) and sixth in steals (2.0 spg).
In Big Ten games, Davis is leading the conference in scoring with 20.3 points per game, and is seventh in assists (3.6 apg).
Davis has scored in double-figures in 24 games this season, including the last 15 consecutively. The senior has led the team in scoring in each of the last four contests and in 16 games overall this season.
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 tallied 30 or more points in a game three times in her career.
JORI SITS 10TH ON ALL-TIME SCORING LIST
Davis keeps climbing the ladder on Indiana's career lists including breaking into the top 10 on the all-time scoring list. She now sits 10th in scoring and is currently ranked third all-time in career free throws made at Indiana.
With 27 points against Penn State on Sunday, Davis' career point total is now 1,493. She surpassed Lisa Furlin's (1993-96) mark of 1,451 against Illinois on Feb. 10. Davis is now 10 points shy of Shirley Bryant's (1992-95) total of 1,503 points for ninth place on the all-time list.
Davis also has connected on 418 free throws as a Hoosier. She is 25 makes away from second on the list.
So far this season, Indiana has played in 13 games that were decided by seven points or less, including the last two contests. Seven of the Hoosiers' contests this season have been decided by five points or fewer. Indiana is 6-7 in games decided by seven points or fewer.
LINDSAY LIVIN' IT UP
After scoring 13 points and hitting clutch free throws down the stretch at Illinois on Feb. 10, Whitney Lindsay followed that performance with 15 points vs. Penn State on Sunday. Against the Lady Lions, Lindsay shot 5-of-9 from the field and hit on 2-of-3 attempts from beyond the arc. The senior also dished for six assists and had three steals in the game.
On the season, Lindsay is averaging 9.9 ppg, 3.8 apg and 2.4 spg, which puts her on pace to set career-highs in each of those category. She is also shooting 77.4 percent from the line on the year, good for second-best on the team.
SINCLAIR WAS STELLAR AGAINST LADY LIONS
Sophomore Aulani Sinclair scored IU's first six points of the game against Penn State on back-to-back 3-point field goals, then went on to finish the day with 16 points on 5-of-9 shooting and 4-of-6 from long distance. It was Sinclair's first double-figure scoring game since she tallied 12 points points at Iowa on Jan. 16.
HOPE SHINES IN HOMETOWN FINALE
Champaign, Ill., native, Hope Elam played her final game in her hometown on Feb. 10 as the Hoosiers downed Illinois on the road, and she did not disappoint. The senior scored 13 points, grabbed a team-high seven rebounds and had a steal. She did so hitting her first four shots of the game coming off the bench, including making her first three 3-point attempts.
Elam has scored in double figures in 16 games this season, including five of the last six contests.
DEFENSE GETS IT DONE
The Hoosiers held Illinois to just 52 points in the victory in Champaign on Feb. 10. That point total by the Illini is the third lowest mark by an Indiana opponent this season, and it is the lowest amount of points the Hoosiers have relinquished in Big Ten play this year.
The Hoosiers earned a road Big Ten victory at Illinois' Assembly Hall on Thursday, Feb. 10. The 59-52 win snapped a nine-game skid and marked Indiana's first road win since Jan. 2 at Minnesota. Seniors Davis, Elam and Lindsay combined to score 50 of IU's 59 points in the game. Davis finished with 24 pionts as Elam and Lindsay both scored 13 each.
Elam, a Champaign, Ill., native, started the game hitting her first four shots, including her first three 3-point attempts. Davis took control in the second half by answering anytime the Illini made a push as Illinois reduced the deficit to one on two different occassions. Lindsay sealed the deal for IU hitting 7-of-8 free throws down the stretch to preserve the win, scoring the last seven points of the contest.