Feb. 22, 2011
THE OPENING TIP
Indiana heads north to Madison, Wis. to face the the Wisconsin Badgers on Wednesday, Feb. 23. The game is slated to begin at 8 p.m. ET at the Kohl Center and can be heard live through online radio streaming at IUHoosiers.com with Jeremy Gray on the call. The contest can also be seen through online streaming at BigTenNetwork.com.
DID YOU KNOW?
Wednesday's game between Indiana and Wisconsin will be the 63rd meeting between these two programs, as IU holds the overall advantage in the series, 43-19.
Senior Jori Davis sits alone in ninth place on Indiana all-time career scoring list with a 1,520 points. She passed Shirley Bryant (1992-95) with her 27 points at Michigan. She is now 22 points shy of Jenny DeMuth (2002-06) who finished her career with 1,542 points.
Davis is only the sixth player in school history to record 1,500 points, 500 rebounds and 200 assists during her Indiana career. Along with her point total, Davis has tallied 548 rebounds and 226 assists.
In the last two games, Indiana has totaled 153 points as a team (76.5 ppg), which is the best back-to-back game point total of the season for the Hoosiers. In those contests, the Hoosiers shot 47.9 percent from the floor, and 48.6 percent from long distance, the highest percentage output in consecutive games this season in both of those categories.
IU head coach Felisha Legette-Jack is in her fifth year at Indiana and ninth year overall as a head coach. She has a career mark of 135-136 (.498) and is 81-73 (.526) at the Hoosier helm. Wisconsin's Lisa Stone is in her eighth season guiding the Badgers and it is her 26th year overall as a head coach. Stone has compiled a record of 501-234 (.682) in her career and is 126-116 (.521) while leading Wisconsin.
WHAT'S COMING UP
The Hoosiers will wrap up the regular season on Sunday, Feb. 27 at home against Iowa. The game will tip at 2 p.m. ET and will be on the Big Ten Network. Sunday will be Senior Day and National Girls and Women in Sports Day.
SCOUTING THE BADGERS
Wisconsin welcomes Indiana to Madison currently riding a two-game skid with losses at Iowa last week and at home against Michigan on Saturday. In the tough 68-66 loss to the Wolverines, Jade Davis paced the Badgers with 14 points on 5-of-10 shooting including four 3-point field goals. Lin Zastrow tallied a double-double with her 11 points and 10 rebounds. Taylor Wurtz also played well, scoring eight points and grabbing 10 boards.
On the season, Alyssa Karel leads the team in scoring with 15.1 ppg. Zastrow adds 13.5 ppg and is tied with Wurtz for the team lead in rebounds with 6.5 boards per contest. The Badgers will miss Tara Steinbauer's 10.5 ppg, as she is lost for the rest of the season due to a knee injury she suffered against Iowa on Feb. 16.
As a team, Wisconsin continues to get it done defensively only relinquishing 57.4 points per game to opponents in Big Ten play, which is best mark in the conference in scoring defense. The Badgers also only turn the ball over 11.9 times per game in conference play and is one of only four Big Ten teams who average more assists than turnovers in league games only.
INDIANA VS. WISCONSIN, PART ONE
The Hoosiers and Badgers met already once this season in Bloomington on Feb. 6. Indiana did not have an answer for Wisconsin as the Badgers won in Assembly Hall, 75-49.
Jori Davis led IU with 14 points and six boards. Alisha Goodwin scored 12 points off the bench for the Hoosiers and Hope Elam finished with 11 points. The Badgers were led by Alyssa Karel who finished with 21 points on 8-of-12 shooting. Three other UW players finished with double-figure points.
DAVIS PUTTING UP ALL-BIG TEN NUMBERS
Senior All-America and All-Big Ten candidate Jori Davis has put up some big time numbers all season long. In Indiana's last three games, Davis has scored 78 points (26.0 ppg) and is shooting 50 percent in those contests from the field and 42.9 percent long distance during that span.
On the season, Davis leads the team averaging 19.2 points and 5.6 rebounds per game. Her point total ranks her third in the Big Ten in scoring, as she ranks 15th in the conference in rebounding, ninth in assists (3.6 apg) and seventh in steals (2.0 spg).
In Big Ten games, Davis is leading the conference in scoring with 20.8 points per game, and is 10th in assists (3.6 apg).
Davis has scored in double-figures in 25 games this season, including the last 16 consecutively. The senior has led the team in scoring in each of the last five contests and in 17 games overall this season.
Davis also owns the second-best conference single-game point total in Big Ten play as she netted 31 against Minnesota on Jan. 2, the second time she achieved that total this season. Davis has tallied 30 or more points in a game three times in her career.
In the last two games against Penn State and at Michigan, Indiana has totaled 153 points as a team (76.5 ppg), which is the best back-to-back game point total of the season for the Hoosiers. IU tallied 77 points against the Lady Lions on Feb. 13 and then put up 76 points at Michigan on Feb. 16.
In those two contests, the Hoosiers shot 47.9 percent from the floor, and 48.6 percent from long distance, the highest percentage output in consecutive games this season in both of those categories. IU shot a season-best 51.9 percent from the field and 52.9 percent from beyond the arc against Penn State.
From distance, Indiana connected on eight or more 3-point field goals in each game against PSU and the Wolverines, marking the second time this year the Hoosiers have hit eight or more 3-pointers in back-to-back games. IU hit 11 3-point field goals in consecutive games at Toleo and at FIU on Dec. 12 and Dec. 18, respectively. Indiana has hit eight or more 3-pointers in seven games on the year.
JORI NOW NINTH ON ALL-TIME SCORING LIST
Davis keeps climbing the ladder on Indiana's career lists. With her 27 points at Michigan last week, the senior now sits alone in the No. 9 spot on IU's all-time career scoring list. She also ranks third all-time in career free throws made. Davis is also only the sixth player in school history to record over 1,500 points, 500 rebounds (548) and 200 assists (226) during her career Indiana.
Davis' career point total is now stands at 1,520. She surpassed Shirley Bryant's (1992-95) career total of 1,503 during the Michigan game and Davis is now 22 points shy of Jenny DeMuth's (2002-06) career mark of 1,542 for eighth place on the list.
Davis also has connected on 423 free throws as a Hoosier. She is 20 makes away from second on the list behind the best player in program history, Denise Jackson (1981-84).
SUPER SOPHOMORE SINCLAIR
Sophomore Aulani Sinclair is averaging 12.0 points per game in IU's last two contests against Penn State and at Michigan. The sophomore shot 44.4 percent (8-of-18) from the floor and 55.6 percent (5-of-9) from long distance in those games.
Sinclair scored the first six points against PSU before finishing the game with 16 points on 5-of-9 shooting including four 3-point field goals. The sophomore then tallied eight points at Michigan.
Andrea McGuirt has connected on seven of her last nine field goal attempts over Indiana's last two games for a 77.8 percent shooting total, including 2-of-3 from beyond the arc. The senior scored nine points on 4-of-5 shooting against Penn State and followed that up with eight points on 3-of-4 shooting at Michigan.
Her 17 total points in those games is her highest back-to-back point total of her career.