Feb. 25, 2011
|IOWA (21-7, 9-6) vs. INDIANA (9-18, 3-12)
||Feb. 27, 2011
||Bloomington, Ind. (Assembly Hall)
||Big Ten Network
Mike Wolf and Vera Jones
||Listen to Live Audio Broadcast
Jeremy Gray, play-by-play
||National Girls and Women in Sports Day, come early to check out local business kiosks located around Assembly Hall. Tickets for the game are just $1 and the first 1,000 fans to arrive to the game will receive a free t-shirt. It's also Senior Day, and the seniors of the women's basketball program will be honored.
||Indiana | Iowa
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THE OPENING TIP
Indiana welcomes Iowa to Assembly Hall on Sunday, Feb. 27 at 2 p.m. ET. The game will be aired live on the Big Ten Network with Mike Wolf and Vera Jones calling the action. The contest can also be heard on WHCC 105.1 FM with Jeremy Gray handling play-by-play. It is Senior Day in Bloomington as Jori Davis, Hope Elam, Whitney Lindsay and Andrea McGuirt will play their final game at home in an Indiana uniform. It is also National Girls and Women in Sports Day and all tickets are just $1. Local businesses will have booths set up throughout Assembly Hall for fans to check out before the game begins.
DID YOU KNOW?
Sunday's game will be the final time that seniors Jori Davis, Hope Elam, Whitney Lindsay and Andrea McGuirt will play a game at home in Assembly Hall.
Jori Davis sits alone in ninth place on Indiana all-time career scoring list with a 1,537 points. She passed Shirley Bryant (1992-95) with her 27 points at Michigan on Feb. 16. She is now five points shy of Jenny DeMuth (2002-06) who finished her career with 1,542 points and is currently eighth on the list.
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.
Indiana has now had 15 games where it has tallied 10 or more steals in a game. The Hoosiers grabbed 14 steals at Wisconsin on Feb. 23 while forcing 20 Badger turnovers. The Hoosiers have forced 12 opposing teams this season into committing 20 or more mistakes. On the year, Indiana is averaging 9.8 steals per game, good for third-best in the Big Ten.
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 135-137 (.496) and is 81-74 (.523) at the Hoosier helm. Iowa's Lisa Bluder is in her 11th season guiding the Hawkeyes and in her 27th year as a head coach overall. Bluder has compiled a record of 210-130 (.618) during her during her tenure at Iowa and a 566-272 (.675) mark overall.
WHAT'S COMING UP
The Hoosiers will play in the Big Ten Tournament, which takes place in Indianapolis, March 3-6. Games will be played at Conseco Fieldhouse beginning on Thursday at 2 p.m. All 10 games of the tournament will be televised, with the first three days on the Big Ten Network and the championship game on ESPN2.
SCOUTING THE HAWKEYES
Iowa comes to Bloomington riding a four game win streak, winning the last three by 11 or more points in each contest. The Hawkeyes defeated Illinois in their last outing, 83-64, at home on Thursday night. Jaime Printy had herself a game going off for 32 points, hitting five 3-point field goals, with eight rebounds, four assists, two steals and a block. Kachine Alexander finished with 16 points and six boards. Kamille Wahlin added 11 points and Morgan Johnson finished with 10.
On the year, Printy leads Iowa in scoring with 16.0 ppg and leads the team in 3-point field goals made (62). Alexander adds 14.1 ppg and leads the team in rebounding at 9.4 rpg. Wahlin averages 12.7 ppg as Johnson scores 10.7 ppg and paces the team shooting 49.2 percent from the field.
As a team, Iowa averages 70.0 ppg which is good for third in the Big Ten. The Hawkeyes are also just one of three teams in the conference that grab 40 or more rebounds per game, as they average 40.5 rpg, ranking them third in the league.
INDIANA VS. IOWA, PART ONE
The Hoosiers and Badgers met once already this season in Iowa City on Jan. 16. Iowa outplayed Indiana and earned a 71-51 victory in the process. The Hoosiers forced 20 Iowa turnovers and held the Hawkeyes to just 36.4 percent shooting from the field. However, Indiana struggled offensively, hitting on only 25.5 percent of its shot attempts.
Alisha Goodwin led the way for Indiana with 14 points on 5-of-9 shooting, to tally her second-consecutive double-digit scoring game. Aulani Sinclair added 12 points as Jori Davis netted 10 to round out the double-figure scorers for IU.
THE SENIOR CLASS
Seniors Jori Davis, Hope Elam, Whitney Lindsay and Andrea McGuirt will play their final game in Assembly Hall against Iowa on Sunday. This group has combined to start 193 games in their careers at Indiana. During their senior campaign this year, this group has accounted for 68.2 percent of IU's total point production for the season and they all rank one through four in total steals on the season led by Lindsay's 62.
Davis, Lindsay and McGuirt were part of the 2008-09 squad that finished the year 21-11, which marked the fourth time in program history a Hoosier team had won 21 or more games, and it is highest number of wins in Head Coach Felisha Legette-Jack's career.
Davis graduated in December with a degree in Sport Communication and is currently enrolled in graduate classes for Athletic Administration. Elam will graduate in May with a degree in General Studies with a minor in Criminal Justice. Lindsay is majoring in Psychology with a minor in Criminal Justice and will graduate in May. McGuirt graduated in December with a degree in Accounting and is now enrolled in the Master's of Science in Accounting program within the Kelley School of Business.
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 four games, Davis has scored 95 points (23.8 ppg) and is shooting 45.5 percent in those contests from the field and 90 percent (18-of-20) from the free throw line.
On the season, Davis leads the team averaging 19.1 points and 5.5 rebounds per game. Her point total ranks her third in the Big Ten in scoring, as she ranks 16th in the conference in rebounding, eighth in assists (3.6 apg) and eighth in steals (1.9 spg).
In Big Ten games, Davis is tied for the conference lead in scoring with 20.5 points per game, and is 10th in assists (3.6 apg).
Davis has scored in double-figures in 26 of 27 games this season, including the last 17 consecutively. The senior has led the team in scoring in each of the last five contests and in 18 games overall this season.
Davis also owns the third-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.
JORI NOW NINTH ON ALL-TIME SCORING LIST
Davis keeps climbing the ladder on Indiana's career lists. With her 27 points at Michigan on Feb. 16 followed by her 17 at Wisconsin on Wednesday, 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 stands at 1,537. She surpassed Shirley Bryant's (1992-95) career total 1,503 during the Michigan game and Davis is five points shy of Jenny DeMuth's (2002-06) career mark of 1,542 for eighth place on the list.
Davis also has connected on 425 free throws as a Hoosier. She is 18 makes away from second on the list behind the best player in program history, Denise Jackson (1981-84).
DAVIS ECLIPSES 500 POINTS, AGAIN
Davis has now tallied 516 points this season during her senior campaign. That total ranks her No. 8 on IU's all-time single season scoring list and it is her second-consecutive season to eclipse the 500-point mark as she tallied 501 during the 2009-10 season.
She is just the third player in Indiana women's basketball history to record 500 or more points in two seasons during a playing career in Bloomington. Karna Abram recorded 642 points in 1984-85, then scored 626 points in 1986-87. Denise Jackson also accomplished the feat scoring 510 in 1981-82 then 592 in 1982-83.
Davis has also connected on 167 free throws this season, which is the second-highest mark for a single season in IU history. The leader in that category is Jenny DeMuth who hit 187 free throws during the 2003-04 campaign.
The senior is also knocking on the door for one of the best points per game averages in a single season in the Hoosier record books. Davis currently is averaging 19.1 ppg, which if she would finish the season with that total would rank her No. 4 all-time in points per game for a season.