Women's Basketball

    Hoosiers Host Northwestern in Home Finale

    Go Hoosiers! IU will honor the 2006-07 senior class Thursday night following the Hoosiers' game against Northwestern. (Pictured left to right with IU head coach Felisha Legette-Jack: Carrie Smith, Leah Enterline and Sarah McKay)
    Go Hoosiers!
    IU will honor the 2006-07 senior class Thursday night following the Hoosiers' game against Northwestern. (Pictured left to right with IU head coach Felisha Legette-Jack: Carrie Smith, Leah Enterline and Sarah McKay)
    Go Hoosiers!

    Feb. 21, 2007

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    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - The Indiana women's basketball team will wrap up the home season when it hosts Northwestern on Thursday, Feb. 22, in Assembly Hall.

    Jamie Braun and Kim Roberson combined for 51 points as Indiana (16-11, 5-9 Big Ten) upended Illinois, 81-68, on Sunday, Feb. 18, in Assembly Hall. Braun scored a career-high 27 points for the Hoosiers, while Roberson added 24 off the bench for the victory. Sarah McKay registered her fifth double-double of the season with 16 points and 13 rebounds, while Leah Enterline added 10 points and sank a perfect 6-of-6 from the free-throw line.

    Braun sank 8-of-15 from the floor, including a career-high five 3-pointers, and hit 6-of-7 from the charity stripe. She also registered seven rebounds. Roberson shot 9-of-12 from the field and sank 3-of-4 treys for her 24 points in 23 minutes off the bench. McKay led IU with 13 rebounds, 10 of which came on the defensive end, and two blocked shots. The win completed IU's season sweep of Illinois. The Hoosiers defeated the Illini in Champaign, 71-64, on Jan. 7.

    Catch all the action from Assembly Hall as Jeremy Gray calls the battle between the Hoosiers and Wildcats on WHCC 105.1 FM. Tip-off against Northwestern is at 7:05 p.m. EST. The IU Department of Athletics will honor the Hoosiers' senior class of Leah Enterline, Sarah McKay and Carrie Smith immediately following the game.

    THE NORTHWESTERN SERIES
    Northwestern leads the all-time series with the Hoosiers, 28-27. However, IU owns an all-time mark of 15-9 against the Wildcats in Assembly Hall and has won the two teams' last four meetings. Indiana is 8-2 in its last 10 tries against Northwestern.

    SCOUTING THE WILDCATS
    The Wildcats have won two of their last three games and are coming off a 63-54 win over Michigan on Feb. 18. Three scored in double figures for Northwestern in its win over the Wolverines on Sunday. A.J. Glasauer led all players with 18 points, while Sara Stutz netted 14 and Kaitlin McInerney added 13 off the bench. Glasauer also registered seven assists and three steals, while Kristin Cartwright grabbed a team-high eight boards in the win.

    Northwestern shot 46.9 percent (23-of-49) from the floor and held Michigan to 62.5 percent (19-of-57) shooting from the field on the game. Glasauer leads Northwestern with 12.6 points per game on the season and 11.3 points per Big Ten contest. Cartwright leads the Wildcats on the boards with 5.6 rebounds per game. Northwestern ranks second in the Big Ten with 16.0 assists per game.

    SMITH AND McKAY APPROACH 600
    Junior Nikki Smith is three points shy of reaching 600 career points, while senior Sarah McKay needs 10 points to hit the 600 mark.

    Smith currently has 597 career points and 328 points on the season, leading the Hoosiers with 12.1 points per game in her third year at IU.

    McKay stands at 590 career points and 288 points on the season, which marks a single-season high for the 6-7 center. She is averaging 10.7 points per game on the year, and leads IU with 12.9 points vs. Big Ten foes.

    BRAUN MAKES HER MARK IN HOOSIER HISTORY
    With 40 made 3-pointers in her rookie campaign, Jamie Braun ranks second all-time among IU freshmen. Braun set some personal highs in her last time out with 27 points and five 3-pointers against Illinois on Feb. 18. She is 23 treys from tying Kris McGrade, who set the freshmen record of 63 3s made during the 1990-91 season.

    IT'S ABOUT TOURNEY TIME
    Following the IU's regular season finale at Penn State on Sunday, Feb. 25, the Hoosiers will head to Indianapolis for the 2007 Big Ten Women's Basketball Tournament presented by Xbox 360. The tournament will be held March 1, 2, 4 and 5 at Conseco Fieldhouse.

    Single-game tickets ($12-16) and all-session tickets ($65) are available for purchase. For more information or to purchase tickets, please call 866-IUSPORTS or visit IUHOOSIERS.com.

     

     

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