Feb. 26, 2010
GAME 29: PENN STATE (16-11, 8-9) at INDIANA (13-15, 6-11) Notes Buy Tickets
Sunday, Feb. 28, 2010 4 p.m. ET
Assembly Hall (17,357) Bloomington, Ind.
Radio: WHCC 105.1 FM (Jeremy Gray) Streamed Audio: IUHoosiers.com (Jeremy Gray) TV: Big Ten Network (Tracy Warren, Theresa Grentz)
THE OPENING TIP
IU ends the regular season with Penn State in Assembly Hall at 4 p.m. ET on Sunday, Feb. 28. Sunday's game will be broadcast live on the Big Ten Network with Tracy Warren and Theresa Grentz on the call. The game will also be on WHCC 105.1 FM with Jeremy Gray calling the action from Branch McCracken Court.
Along with celebrating National Girls and Women in Sports Day, IU Athletics will honor senior Jamie Braun and her career as a Hoosier following the game. Girls Scout troops are invited to attend and if they come in their uniform, the first 4,000 scouts will receive an Indiana Athletics Patch. IU Women's Basketball would like to welcome the Commission on the Status of Women board, the Franklin Township Youth Basketball league and Girls, Inc., to the game.
IU head coach Felisha Legette-Jack enters her fourth season at the helm of the Hoosiers with a record of 71-55 and a career mark of 125-118. In three seasons, she has led the Hoosiers to 18-plus wins and three consecutive trips to the postseason.
Penn State head coach Coquese Washington enters her third year leading the Lady Lions with an overall record of 39-47.
WHAT'S COMING UP
IU opens the postseason in the 2010 Big Ten Women's Basketball Tournament March 4-7 at Conseco Fieldhouse in Indianapolis.
NOTES OF INTEREST
Sunday's meeting marks the 34th all-time between Indiana and Penn State, with the Lady Lions leading, 25-8.
Indiana is 7-1 when it outrebounds opponents, 7-2 when it wins the offensive glass and 7-1 when winning the defensive glass.
Indiana ranks 22nd nationally in 3-point field goal percentage defense (28.1) and ranks second in the Big Ten on the season. Against league foes, the Hoosiers rank second in field goal percentage defense (36.4) and rank third when defending the 3-point line (30.3).
Jori Davis leads the Hoosiers in scoring with 16.9 points per game, ranking her fifth in the Big Ten.
The Hoosiers have a three-game win streak in Assembly Hall against the Lady Lions.
Jori Davis is 11 points from 1,000 career points at IU.
SCOUTING THE LADY LIONS
Penn State enters Sunday's game with a 16-11 mark overall and a 8-9 record in Big Ten action after falling to Wisconsin, 71-39, on Feb. 25. The Lady Lions are led by Tyra Grant with 19.0 points per game. Alex Bentley is also averaging double-digits with 11.5 points per contest. Julia Trogele leads Penn State on the boards with 6.4 per game.
WHAT BRAUN DOES FOR IU
Senior Jamie Braun has recorded an outstanding career at Indiana and owns 1,567 career points, 672 rebounds, 373 assists and 219 steals as she enters her final game in Assembly Hall. Braun ranks seventh all-time in scoring in the IU record book, and ranks four in steals, fifth in assists and 10th in rebounds. She is a two-time All-Big Ten honoree and was the 2007 Big Ten Sixth Player of the Year. Braun is averaging 12.4 points, 5.5 rebounds and leads the Hoosiers with 49 steals on the season. She is also second on the squad in assists with 86.
TINY BUT MIGHTY
Whitney Lindsay may stand at 5-7, but IU's junior point guard has made the made the most of her abilities this season. In 28 games, Lindsay is averaging 7.7 points, 3.1 assists, 2.9 rebounds and 1.4 steals per game.
Redshirt freshman Sasha Chaplin has returned to the court after missing 10 games with an injury and hasn't missed a step, averaging 10.5 points, 6.0 rebounds and 2.0 steals in 27.8 minutes per game.
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 16.8 points per game for IU and is 11 points shy of 1,000. With 1,000 career points, 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).
STEADY AS SHE GOES
Jori Davis has been a steady force for the Hoosiers this season, scoring in double-digit points in 23 of IU's 28 games, with a high of 33 against Virginia on Nov. 26. She leads the Hoosiers on the season with 16.9 points per game and ranks fifth among the Big Ten on the season. In conference games, Davis also ranks fifth with 17.0 points per contest. Against Iowa, Davis recorded 12 points, six rebounds, two assists and one steal in 37 minutes.