Feb. 19, 2010
GAME 27: MINNESOTA (12-14, 5-10) at INDIANA (13-13, 6-9) Notes Buy Tickets
Sunday, Feb. 21, 2010 Noon ET WBCA Pink Zone Page
Assembly Hall (17,357) Bloomington, Ind.
Radio: WHCC 105.1 FM (Jeremy Gray) Streamed Audio: IUHoosiers.com (Jeremy Gray) TV: Big Ten Network (Leah Secondo and Stephanie White)
THE OPENING TIP
The Hoosiers will be celebrating Breast Cancer survivors, remembering those lost and bring awareness for the search of a cure on Sunday, Feb. 21 at their Pink Zone game when they play host to Minnesota at Noon ET in Assembly Hall. Sunday's game will be broadcast live on the Big Ten Network with Leah Secondo and Stephanie White on the call. Jeremy Gray will also call the action on WHCC 105.1 FM and on IUHoosiers.com from Branch McCracken Court.
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.
IU head coach Felisha Legette-Jack enters her fourth season at the helm of the Hoosiers with a record of 71-53 and a career mark of 125-116. In three season, she has led the Hoosiers to 18-plus wins and three consecutive trips to the postseason.
Minnesota head coach Pam Borton is in her ninth year as the leader of the Golden Gophers with a 164-87 record and owns a career mark of 233-133 in 12 years.
WHAT'S COMING UP
The Hoosiers will take their final road trip on Thursday, Feb. 25 when they visit Iowa for an 8 p.m. ET tip. IU ends the regular season at home on Sunday, Feb. 28, when it plays host to Penn State on Senior Day and National Girls and Women in Sports Day in Assembly Hall. Tip is at 4 p.m. ET and the game will be broadcast live on the Big Ten Network.
NOTES OF INTEREST
Sunday's meeting marks the 55th all-time between Indiana and Minnesota, with the Gophers leading the Hoosiers, 29-25.
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 30th nationally in 3-point field goal percentage defense (28.0) and ranks second in the Big Ten on the season. Against league foes, the Hoosiers rank second in field goal percentage defense (35.7) and rank fourth when defending the 3-point line (30.6).
Jori Davis leads the Hoosiers in scoring with 16.7 points per game, ranking her fourth in the Big Ten.
The Hoosiers' last meeting with Minnesota in Assembly Hall resulted in an 80-77 double-overtime win on Jan. 17, 2008.
SCOUTING THE GOPHERS
Minnesota enters Sunday's game with a 12-14 overall record a 5-10 mark in the Big Ten after losing two straight to No. 7 Ohio State and Iowa. The Gophers are led by Kiara Buford with 13.5 points per game, while Ashley Ellis-Milan and Jackie Voigt lead Minnesota with 5.2 rebounds per game apiece.
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 16.7 points per game for IU and is 45 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).
BRAUN KEEPS MOVING UP
Jamie Braun moved into seventh place all-time in IU's career scoring column with 1,544 points after netting 17 points at Northwestern on Feb. 18. She also ranks fourth with 214 steals and is 16 steals shy of moving into third place. Braun also ranks sixth with 363 assists and is three assists away from fifth place, and ranks 10th with 659 rebounds.
Jamie Braun IN THE IU RECORD BOOKS
Career Points: 1,544 - 7th
Career Rebounds: 659 - 10th
Career Assists: 363 - 6th
Career Steals: 214 - 4th
WBCA PINK ZONE MISSION STATEMENT
The WBCA Pink Zone® initiative is a global, unified effort for the Women's Basketball Coaches Association's (WBCA) nation of coaches to assist in raising breast cancer awareness on the court, across campuses, in communities and beyond.
The WBCA began the WBCA Pink Zone®, formerly known as "Think Pink", in 2007 as an initiative to raise breast cancer awareness in women's basketball, on campuses and in communities. Kay Yow, former North Carolina State University head women's basketball coach, served as the catalyst for the initiative after her third reoccurrence of breast cancer in 2006. In 2007, more than 120 schools unified for this effort and helped make the inaugural year a success. In 2008, over 1,200 teams and organizations participated, reaching over 830,000 fans and raising over $930,000 for breast cancer awareness and research. The 2009 campaign raised over $1.3 million, reached over 912,000 fans, unified more than 1,600 participating teams and organizations, and saw 56+ schools break attendance records at their event. The WBCA's charity of choice is the Kay Yow/WBCA Cancer Fund®, in partnership with The V Foundation. The WBCA strongly encourages all donations from Pink Zone games to be given to this Fund.