Women's Basketball

    Hoosiers THINK PINK with Michigan Sunday at Noon

    Go Hoosiers! IU head coach Felisha Legette-Jack and the Hoosiers will THINK PINK on Sunday vs. Michigan to help create awareness for breast cancer research.
    Go Hoosiers!
    IU head coach Felisha Legette-Jack and the Hoosiers will THINK PINK on Sunday vs. Michigan to help create awareness for breast cancer research.
    Go Hoosiers!

    Feb. 16, 2008

    Michigan Game Notes Get Acrobat Reader

    Michigan (14-9, 7-6 Big Ten) at Indiana (14-11, 7-6)
    Sunday, Feb. 17 • Noon ET
    Assembly Hall (17,357) • Bloomington, Ind.

    BROADCAST INFORMATION
    Radio: WHCC 105.1 FM - Jeremy Gray, play-by-play
    T.V.: Big Ten Network - Tom Werme, play-by-play; Patricia Babcock-McGraw (analyst)

    THE OPENING TIP
    The Hoosiers will look to recover from a two-game slide when they host Michigan on THINK PINK and National Girls and Women in Sports Day on Sunday, Feb. 17 at noon ET in Bloomington. IU encourages all fans to join them in wearing pink to the game in support of breast cancer research. Doors open to Assembly Hall at 10 a.m. on Sunday as more than 30 exhibitors will be on hand to offer youth activities in celebration of National Girls and Women in Sports Day. The game will also be broadcast on the Big Ten Network.

    THE COACHES
    IU head coach Felisha Legette-Jack is in her second year at the helm of the Hoosier program with a career mark of 87-88 over six seasons. She led the Hoosiers to the third round of the 2007 WNIT and to a 19-14 overall mark last season.

    Michigan head coach Kevin Borseth enters his first season with the Wolverines after spending eight seasons as the mentor at Wisconsin-Green Bay. He owns a career mark of 520-219 over 25 seasons.

    NOTES OF INTEREST
    • Sunday's meeting marks the 53rd between Indiana and Michigan.

    Jamie Braun has scored in double-digits in 11 consecutive games, including three 20-plus point games in that time frame.

    • The Hoosiers have boasted at least four players in double-digits in six of their last eight games.

    • After scoring 921 points at San Jose State between 2004-06, Amber Jackson has tallied 305 points at IU for a total of 1,226 points in her entire college career. She has also totalled 674 rebounds since her freshman year as a Spartan.

    • In Indiana's last meeting with the Wolverines, Braun led the Hoosiers with 20 points and Whitney Thomas collected 13 points and 11 rebounds in the 65-54 loss in Ann Arbor.

    SCOUTING THE WOLVERINES
    Michigan enters Sunday's game with a 14-9 overall mark and a 7-6 record in the Big Ten.

    The Wolverines are coming off back-to-back wins over Penn State (2/7, 68-53) and, most recently, at Northwestern, where Michigan got by the Wildcats in Evanston, 47-40, on Feb. 14. Jessica Minnfield led Michigan with 19 points, while Carly Benson added 16 points and a team-high seven boards. The Wolverines shot just 27.9 percent (17-of-61) from the floor, but forced Northwestern into committing 26 turnovers.

    Michigan is led by Krista Phillips with 10.8 points and 6.0 rebound per game, and Benson follows with 10.7 points per contest. The Wolverines are averaging 60.0 points and 33.2 rebounds per contest and are shooting 42.0 percent from the floor as a team.

    NATIONAL GIRLS AND WOMEN IN SPORTS DAY AND THINK PINK GAME SET FOR FEB. 17 Join the Hoosiers on Feb. 17 as they host National Girls and Women in Sports Day when they battle Michigan at Noon ET on the Big Ten Network. In addition, this game will serve as IU's THINK PINK promotion. Other supporters of the event include the Department of Applied Health Science, the Department of Kinesiology and the Department of Recreation, Park and Tourism Studies, along with Campus Recreational Sports - HPER.

    From 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. the concourse in Assembly Hall will be aligned with various exhibitors ranging from IU Athletics teams to recreational sports teams, to departments on campus and after school programs. Each booth will have an activity in which youth can participate. The pregame festivities will conclude just before tip-off of the Hoosiers' battle with the Wolverines at Noon.

    IU's contest with Michigan will also serve as the Hoosiers' Think Pink game. Join the IU women's basketball team in wearing PINK to the game to help create awareness for breast cancer research. The first 1,000 fans in attendance will receive a pink pom.

    Following the game, the Hoosiers will be available to sign autographs in the South lobby.

    SMITH FROM 3
    Senior Nikki Smith is on her way to becoming one of the most prolific 3-point shooters in Indiana women's basketball history.

    She moved into second on IU's 3-pointers made list when she sank four treys against Michigan State on Feb. 14 for 177 career 3's. She has attempted 490 career treys and owns a career .361 shooting percentage from the beyond the arc, both of which rank fifth in the IU record book.

     

     


       

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