Feb. 16, 2010
GAME 26: INDIANA (13-12, 6-8) at NORTHWESTERN (14-11, 5-9) Notes
Thursday, Feb. 18, 2010 8 p.m. ET
Welsh-Ryan Arena (8,117) Evanston, Ill.
Radio: IU Radio Network Streamed Audio: IUHoosiers.com
THE OPENING TIP
On Thursday, Feb. 18, the Hoosiers will travel to Evanston to take on Northwestern at 8 p.m. ET in Welsh-Ryan Arena. Thursday's game will be broadcast on the IU Radio Network with Jeremy Gray on the call, and will be aired locally on WHCC 105.1 FM. The broadcast will also be streamed live on IUHoosiers.com.
IU head coach Felisha Legette-Jack enters her fourth season at the helm of the Hoosiers with a record of 71-52 and a career mark of 125-115. In three season, she has led the Hoosiers to 18-plus wins and three consecutive trips to the postseason.
Northwestern head coach Joe McKeown enters his second season at Northwestern with a 21-33 mark and his 24th overall with a 530-207 record.
WHAT'S COMING UP
IU will play host to Minnesota on Sunday, Feb. 21 at Noon ET for the Hoosiers' Pink Zone game on the Big Ten Network. The Hoosiers will take their final road trip on Thursday, Feb. 25 when they visit Iowa for an 8 p.m. ET tip.
NOTES OF INTEREST
Thursday's meeting marks the 63rd all-time between Indiana and Northwestern, with the Hoosiers leading the Wildcats, 34-28.
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 13th nationally in 3-point field goal percentage defense (27.2) and leads the Big Ten on the season. Against league foes, the Hoosiers rank second in field goal percentage defense (35.6) and rank third when defending the 3-point line (29.3).
Jori Davis leads the Hoosiers in scoring with 16.8 points per game, ranking her fourth in the Big Ten.
The Hoosiers have won that last 11 straight games against Northwestern, dating back to Jan. 13, 2005, in Bloomington. The Hoosiers have a four-game win streak against the Wildcats in Evanston.
SCOUTING THE WILDCATS
The Wildcats enter Thursday's game with a 14-11 record overall and a 5-9 mark in the Big Ten. Northwestern is led by Amy Jaeschke with 16.6 points and 7.2 rebounds per game.
ALL FLORIDA FRONTCOURT
Fellow Floridians Danilsa Andujar and Sasha Chaplin made their debut in IU's frontcourt on Sunday, Feb. 14 at Wisconsin. Andujar joined the Hoosier starting lineup when Chaplin suffered an injury that forced her to miss IU's last 10 games. Chaplin returned to the court Sunday and combined for 18 points and 11 rebounds with Andujar. Andujar is averaging 5.9 boards per Big Ten game, ranking among the top-15 in the league. Chaplin is averaging 9.8 points and a team-high 7.1 rebounds per game in 15 games this season.
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 averaging 16.8 points per game for IU and is 60 points shy of 1,000. If she averages at least 15 points per game in the Hoosiers' final four games of the regular season, 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).
STEADY AS SHE GOES
Jori Davis has been a steady force for the Hoosiers this season, scoring in double-digit points in 20 of IU's 25 games, with a high of 33 against Virginia on Nov. 26. She leads the Hoosiers on the season with 16.8 points per game and ranks fourth among the Big Ten on the season. In conference games, Davis also ranks fifth with 16.8 points per contest. Against Iowa on Feb. 11, Davis tallied 12 points, seven rebounds, five assists and a steal.
BRAUN KEEPS MOVING UP
Jamie Braun moved into eighth place all-time in IU's career scoring column with 1,527 points, 15 points shy of moving into seventh place all-time. She also ranks fourth with 212 steals, sixth with 356 assists and 10th with 655 rebounds.
Jamie Braun IN THE IU RECORD BOOKS
Career Points: 1,527 - 8th
Career Rebounds: 655 - 10th
Career Assists: 356 - 6th
Career Steals: 212 - 4th