Women's Basketball

    Indiana and No. 22 Purdue Tip at Noon ET on Sunday in West Lafayette

    Go Hoosiers! Junior Sasha Chaplin.
    Go Hoosiers!
    Junior Sasha Chaplin.
    Go Hoosiers!

    Feb. 25, 2012

    INDIANA (6-22, 1-14) at No. 22 PURDUE (20-8, 10-5)
     Date Feb. 26, 2012
     Time Noon ET
     Location West Lafayette, Ind. (Assembly Hall)
     Television Big Ten Network
    Tom Hard and Stephanie White
     Radio IUHoosiers.com
    Jeremy Gray, play-by-play
     Game Notes Indiana Notes
     Internet Coverage GameTracker
     Twitter @IndianaWBB | @rmsheets

    THE OPENING TIP
    The Hoosiers will wrap up the regular season with a matchup with in-state rival No. 22 Purdue in West Lafayette on Sunday, Feb. 26. The game will tip at Noon ET and will be broadcast live on BTN with Tom Hart and Stephanie White on the call. The contest can also be heard on IUHoosiers.com with Jeremy Gray on play by play.

    DID YOU KNOW?
    • The Barn Burner Trophy, which is awarded yearly at alternating venues between Indiana and Purdue, will be on the line during Sunday's game.
    • Rivals Indiana and Purdue will meet for the 74th time in the series on Sunday afternoon.
    • Indiana's last win in West Lafayette came on Jan. 14, 2008, when the Hoosiers topped the Boilermakers, 66-54.
    •Junior Aulani Sinclair has led Indiana in scoring in each of the last four games, including her 19 points in IU's win over Wisconsin on Thursday.
    • Sinclair ranks second in the conference in free throw percentage, as she has connected on 90.1 percent of her attempts from the charity stripe this season.
    • Senior Danilsa Andujar nailed two free throws with 3.2 seconds remaining to lift Indiana over Wisconsin on Thursday, 62-60. She also accomplished her fourth double-double of the year with career-high tying marks of 12 points and 13 rebounds.
    • Sophomore Andrea Newbauer dished for a career-high 10 assists against the Badgers, becoming the first Hoosier to tally that mark since Whitney Lindsay had 10 assists vs. Michigan on Jan. 14, 2010.

    THE COACHES
    Indiana
    Felisha Legette-Jack
    Career Record: 141-161 (10th year)
    Indiana record: 87-98 (6th year)

    Purdue
    Sharon Versyp
    Career Record: 248-134 (12th year)
    Purdue Record: 131-69 (6th year)

    PURDUE, ROUND TWO
    Purdue comes into the final game of the regular season coming off a win at Michigan on Feb. 23, 60-49. It will be senior day at Mackey Arena on Sunday, and one of those seniors is the team leading scorer Brittany Rayburn, who pours in 14.3 points per game. Rayburn also leads the team from beyond the arc, shooting 33.8 percent and has hit a team-best 46 treys on the year. Sophomore guard Courtney Moses tallies 10.0 points per contest and will look to get to the line as she leads the Big Ten, nailing 91.2 percent of her free throw attempts. As a team, the Boilermakers are one of the better defensive squads in the conference as they just give up 57.6 points each game and rank second in the league in field goal percentage defense as teams shoot just 35.2 percent against them.

    SUPER SINCLAIR
    Junior Aulani Sinclair has led Indiana in scoring in each of the last four games. Sinclair tallied 19 points against Wisconsin on Feb. 23, with six rebounds and three assists. In her last four games, Sinclair is averaging 19.0 points and 5.8 rebounds per game while shooting 47.0 percent (31-of-66) from the field and 36.0 percent (9-of-25) from beyond the arc.

    The Eminence, Ind., native paces the team in scoring averaging 12.6 points per game on the season. She also is the team leader in free throw percentage, shooting 90.1 percent from the charity stripe for the season. That mark ranks her second in the Big Ten in all games played this year.

    For the season, the Eminence, Ind., native has set new career season total marks or is on pace to set new career marks in several statistical categories including points scored (354), points per game (12.6), rebounds (95), rebounds per game (3.4), blocks (10), field goals (119), 3-point field goals (52), free throws made (64) and free throw percentage (.901).

    BIG SASHA WITH BIG PLAY
    Redshirt junior Sasha Chaplin was a major player in IU's win over Wisconsin on Thursday as she tallied 12 points and had six rebounds in the game. She shot 4-of-9 from the field and nailed 4-of-4 free throws in 27 minutes of play. The St. Petersburg, Fla., native has scored in double-figures 11 times this season and 23 times in her career.

    Chaplin has appeared in all of Indiana's 28 games this year, 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. Chaplin has started in 22 contests so far this year. For the season, Chaplin is averaging 8.4 points and is bringing in a team-best 6.7 rebounds per contest. She is also connecting on 80.0 percent of her free throw attempts, which ranks her 10th in the conference.

    In eight conference games this season, Chaplin has led Indiana in either scoring and/or rebounding. She tallied a season-high of 20 points against Iowa on Feb. 5, which marked the first time she had scored 20 or more points in a game since setting her career mark of 22 points against Toledo on Dec. 22, 2009. She also had a career-best 16 boards at Penn State on Feb. 2.

    "CITY" LIGHTS UP ON SENIOR NIGHT
    Indiana senior forward Danilsa "City" Andujar saved one her best games for her last one played at Assembly Hall on Feb. 23 against Wisconsin. Andujar tied career-highs of 12 points and 13 rebounds to accomplish her fourth double-double of the season and the fifth of her career. With the game tied with 3.2 seconds to play, Andujar stepped to the line and nailed two clutch free throws to life IU over the Badgers, 62-60. She shot 5-of-9 from the field and added two blocks and two steals.

    Andujar has now started in 54 games during her career at Indiana, including 19 games this season and has appeared in 104 contests overall in her career. The senior has led the Hoosiers in rebounding in eight games this season, including each of the last two games and three of the last four contests.

    NEWBAUER CONTINUES TO GIVE
    Sophomore Andrea Newbauer dished for a career-high 10 assists against Wisconsin on Feb. 23. Newbauer had a part in 12 of Indiana's 25 field goals against the Badgers as she also nailed two field goals of her own to go along with her assist total. Newbauer has dished for nine or more assists in two of the last three games and has led the Hoosiers in that category in seven-consecutive games and in 22 games overall this season. The Ft. Wayne, Ind., native averages 4.0 assists per game to lead the team and that ranks her eighth overall in the Big Ten.

    FORCING THE ISSUE
    Indiana forced Wisconsin into committing 23 turnovers on Thursday night, marking the third time in four games in which IU has caused 20 or more opponent miscues. The Hoosiers also forced Illinois into 20 mistakes on Feb. 12 and caused Ohio State into 22 turnovers on Feb. 16. Indiana took advantage against the Badgers, outscoring UW, 26-9, in points off turnovers. IU has had seven games this season in which it has forced opponents into 20 or more turnovers.

    GETTING TO THE GLASS
    In four of the last five games, Indiana has had more offensive rebounds than its opponents and have outscored its foes in second chance points. Against Michigan on Feb. 19, the Hoosiers had 15 offensive boards to the Wolverines' 11. IU outscored U-M in second chance points in that game, 15-7. Indiana currently ranks first in the Big Ten with 16.3 offensive rebounds per game. The Hoosiers currently sit third in the conference in overall rebounding with 41.7 caroms per contest.

    Although Wisconsin won the rebounding battle on Thursday, a key offensive board from Danilsa Andujar, led to a Badger foul with 3.2 second left. Andujar's free throws won the game for Indiana because of that rebound.

    EVERYBODY BE READY
    Through Indiana's 28 games this season, 12 different Hoosier players have appeared in the starting lineup. IU has had 14 difference combinations in the starting five so far this season. Heading into Sunday's game, Newbauer leads the team with 24 starts on the year.

     

     


       

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