Feb. 18, 2012
|INDIANA (5-21, 0-13) vs. MICHIGAN (18-8, 7-6)
||Feb. 19, 2012
||Bloomington, Ind. (Assembly Hall)
||Big Ten Network
Dan Kelly and Stephanie White
||IU Radio Network
Jeremy Gray, play-by-play
||A pregame youth skills clinic will begin at 9:30 a.m. The 2002 Big Ten Tournament Championship team will be honored at halftime. The firecrackers will perform at halftime as well. The current team along with the 2002 team will sign autographs after the game concludes.
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THE OPENING TIP
The Hoosiers welcome Michigan to Assembly Hall on Sunday, Feb. 19 at Noon ET. The game will be televised live on BTN with Dan Kelly and Stephanie White on the call. The game can also be heard on the state-wide IU Radio Network as Jeremy Gray is on play-by-play. IU will be welcoming back the 2002 Big Ten Tournament Championship team for a special 10-year reunion at halftime.
DID YOU KNOW?
Indiana will welcome back the 2002 Big Ten Tournament championship team for a 10-year reunion this weekend and will honor the members of that squad at halftime of Sunday's game.
Michigan's last win in Assembly Hall came on Feb. 23, 2003, when the Wolverines topped the Hoosiers, 75-64.
Indiana has won in each of the last six contests played against Michigan in Bloomington, but the Wolverines have topped IU in the last three meetings overall, which all took place in Ann Arbor.
Aulani Sinclair has led the Hoosiers in scoring in each of the last two games coming off the bench, including 23 points at Ohio State on Thursday on 9-of-17 shooting while hitting 4-of-8 from 3-point range.
Freshman Quaneisha McCurty accomplished her third double-double of the season with 11 points and 10 rebounds at Ohio State on Feb. 16.
Career Record: 140-160 (10th year)
Indiana record: 86-97 (6th year)
Career Record: 591-279 (30th year)
Michigan Record: 67-61 (5th year)
MICHIGAN, ROUND TWO
Indiana welcomes Michigan to Assembly Hall for the first time since Jan. 14, 2010. The two teams met last in Ann Arbor on Jan. 22, as the Wolverines came out on top, 66-48. Michigan arrives in Bloomington after a very tough loss at home to Iowa on Feb. 16, 58-57. Rachel Sheffer paces the team in scoring, pouring in 13.1 points per game and hits on 80 percent of her free throw attempts. Courtney Boylan scores 13.0 points per contest and leads the team from the charity stripe, hitting 83.3 percent of her attempts. Jenny Ryan will look to distribute as she has 111 assists on the year (4.3 apg). As a team, the Wolverines are holding opponents to 57.7 points per game on the year and they take care of the basketball with committing just 13.6 turnovers each game.
2002 BIG TEN TOURNAMENT CHAMPIONSHIP REUNION WEEKEND ON FEB. 18-19
The Indiana women's basketball program will welcome back members of the 2002 Big Ten Tournament championship team on Feb. 18-19 for a 10-year reunion weekend. Members of the 2001-02 team and staff will be honored at halftime on Feb. 19 as the Hoosiers take on Michigan at Assembly Hall at Noon ET on BTN.
During the 2002 Big Ten Tournament run, the fifth-seeded Hoosiers topped fourth-seeded Iowa in overtime before defeating top-seeded Purdue in the semifinals. Indiana earned the program's first tournament title with a win over second-seeded Penn State in the championship game, 75-72. The victory gave Indiana an automatic berth into the NCAA tournament. Heather Cassady was named the tournament's most valuable player, as Jill Chapman was an all-tournament team honoree.
SINCLAIR SIZZLES AGAIN
Aulani Sinclair came off the bench at Ohio State and led Indiana with 23 points on 9-of-17 shooting from the field, including 4-of-8 from 3-point range. In two games this season against the Buckeyes, Sinclair tallied 50 points on 18-of-38 (47.3 percent) shooting while going 9-of-15 (60 percent) from 3-point range. In five games this season, Sinclair has connected on four or more 3-pointers. Sinclair has led the team in scoring in each of the last two games.
Sinclair leads the team in 3-point field goals made (48) on the season and paces her teammates by shooting 36.9 percent from long distance. The junior is also the team leader in free throw percentage by connecting on 89.6 percent of her attempts. Sinclair averages 12.2 points per game so far this season.
QUALITY GAME FROM Q
Freshman Quaneisha McCurty accomplished a double-double at Ohio State on Feb. 16, scoring 11 points and grabbing a team-high 10 rebounds coming off the bench. It marked the third time this season that McCurty has had a double-double performance. She also had two steals on the night to set a new career mark. The Dalton, Ga., native also paces the team in blocks with 1.2 per game. McCurty's other double-double performances came at Belmont on Nov. 18 and against Colorado State on Dec. 21.
BIG SASH WITH BIG PLAY
In eight of Indiana's last 12 games, redshirt junior Sasha Chaplin has led Indiana in either scoring or rebounding. That includes her team-high tying seven rebounds against Illinois on Feb. 12. She also had 14 points, while going a perfect 6-of-6 from the charity stripe against the Illini. In IU's previous game before that on Feb. 5 against Iowa, Chaplin poured in a season-high 20 points, marking the first time she had scored 20 or more points since Dec. 22, 2009, when she tallied a career-high 22 points vs. Toledo.
The St. Petersburg, Fla., native has appeared in all of Indiana's 25 games this season, marking the most games she has played in a single season during her career. She appeared in just two games last year, 20 games as a sophomore and eight games as a true freshman. For the season, Chaplin is averaging 8.5 points and bringing in a team-high 6.7 rebounds per contest.
...AND ALL THAT JASMINE
Junior Jasmine McGhee scored in double-figures for the 14th time this season with 11 points against Illinois on Feb. 12. McGhee also had four rebounds and two steals. For the year, the junior is leading the team in scoring averaging 12.6 points per game and she is second on the team in rebounding with 5.8 per contest. The Anderson, Ind., native has grabbed at least one steal in 11 of IU's 13 conference games, including three games with three or more steals. She has scored 20 points or more three times this season. She set career marks with 27 points and 15 rebounds at IUPUI on Dec. 11, for one of her two double-doubles on the season.
NEWBAUER DISHES THE ROCK
At Ohio State on Feb. 16, Andrea Newbauer dished for a career-high nine assists against the Buckeyes. It marked the second time this year that Newbauer has passed for eight or more assists and the seventh time this season she has had five or more assists. The sophomore leads the team in that category with 3.8 assists per game.
FORCING THE ISSUE
In each of the last two games, Indiana has forced its opponent to commit 20 or more turnovers. On Thursday at Ohio State, the Hoosiers forced the Buckeyes into making 22 miscues. In IU's previous game before that on Feb. 12, the Hoosiers forced the Illini into committing 20 turnovers on the day. IU also tallied 10 steals against Illinois, which marked the seventh time this year that Indiana has had 10 or more steals in a game.
GETTING TO THE GLASS
In each of the last three games, Indiana has had more offensive rebounds than its opponents and have outscored its foes in second chance points. At Ohio State on Thursday, IU skied for 16 offensive caroms to OSU's 15, and outscored the Buckeyes in second chance points, 13-10. The game before against Illinois, the Hoosiers won the overall rebounding battle for the 13th time this season, 47-32. IU also pulled down 21 offensive boards and outscored the Illini in second chance points, 19-14. Indiana has had eight games this year in which it has had 20 or more offensive rebounds, and the team currently leads the Big Ten in offensive boards with 16.5 per game. IU also ranks third in the league in overall rebounding, bringing in 42.0 boards per contest.