Women's Basketball

    Hoosiers Close Regular Season with Penn State Sunday

    Go Hoosiers! Senior Nikki Smith will be honored on Sunday, March 2 as the Hoosiers try and set a new on-campus attendance record in the state of Indiana.
    Go Hoosiers!
    Senior Nikki Smith will be honored on Sunday, March 2 as the Hoosiers try and set a new on-campus attendance record in the state of Indiana.
    Go Hoosiers!

    March 1, 2008

    Penn State Game Notes Get Acrobat Reader

    Penn State (13-16, 4-13 Big Ten) at Indiana (16-13, 9-8 Big Ten)
    Sunday, March 2 • 4 p.m. ET
    Assembly Hall (17,357) • Bloomington, Ind.
    Head to the Hall presented by the Big Ten Network
    Senior Day

    BROADCAST INFORMATION
    Radio: WHCC 105.1 FM - Jeremy Gray (play-by-play)

    THE OPENING TIP
    The Hoosiers wrap up the regular season on Sunday, March 2 when they host Penn State on Senior Day. March 2 is also Head to the Hall presented by the Big Ten Network. Indiana is trying to set a new attendance record for an on-campus women's basketball game in the state of Indiana. The record of 14,124 was set at Mackey Arena in 1999. The Hoosiers will also honor senior Nikki Smith in her last game in Assembly Hall.

    THE COACHES
    IU head coach Felisha Legette-Jack is in her second year at the helm of the Hoosier program with a career mark of 89-90 over six seasons. She led the Hoosiers to the third round of the 2007 WNIT and to a 19-14 overall mark last season.

    Penn State head coach Coquese Washington is in her first season as a head coach and leader of the Lady Lions program. She owns a career record of 13-16 after spending the last eight seasons on the coaching staff at Notre Dame as an assistant and associate head coach.

    NOTES OF INTEREST
    • Sunday's game marks the 30th all-time between Indiana and Penn State.

    • Penn State leads the all-time series, 24-5.

    • The last time IU met the Penn State in Bloomington, the Hoosiers claimed a 58-43 win on Feb. 9, 2006.

    • IU head coach Felisha Legette-Jack is one win shy of her 90th career win. She currently stands at 89-90 and owns a record of 35-27 in her second season at Indiana.

    • The Hoosiers will try and make history on Sunday, March 2 as they attempt to break the attendance record for an on-campus women's basketball game in the state of Indiana. The record of 14,124 was set by Purdue in Mackey Arena in 1999.

    • Indiana broke an eight-game losing streak with its 69-61 OT win over No. 18 Ohio State on Monday, Feb. 25. The last time the Hoosiers defeated the Buckeyes was on Jan. 12, 2003 as IU won 54-50 in Bloomington.

    FOUR TIMES THE EFFORT
    The Hoosiers are 9-2 when they have four players score in double-figures. Most recently, IU post four double-digit scorers in an OT win over No. 18 Ohio State on Monday, Feb. 25. Jamie Braun (19), Kim Roberson (15), Whitney Thomas (14) and Jori Davis (11) were the quad contingent that helped the Hoosiers with the upset of the league-leading Buckeyes.

    SCOUTING THE LADY LIONS
    Penn State enters Sunday's game on a 10-game slide after it wrapped up their home schedule with a tough 87-84 loss to No. 18 Ohio State on Thursday, Feb. 24.

    The Lady Lions are 13-16 overall and own a 4-13 mark in the Big Ten for 10th place in the league standings.

    Penn State posted four double-digit scorers in its near-upset of league-leading Ohio State on Thursday night. Kamela Gissendanner scored 25 points, while Brianne O'Rourke added 17 and Tyra Grant scored 11 in the effort. Janessa Wolf tallied 16 points and 10 boards off the bench for the Lady Lions.

    Penn State is led by Grant with 13.7 points per game, while she is closely followed by Gissendanner with 13.0 points and O'Rourke is averaging 11.4 points per contest.

    The Lady Lions are averaging 63.6 points and 34.7 boards per contest as a team and are shooting 40.2 percent from the field on the season.

    LAST TIME VS. PENN STATE
    Two tallied double-doubles but it wasn't enough as Indiana fell in its regular-season finale at Penn State, 78-68, in University Park, Pa.

    Sarah McKay led the Hoosiers with 22 points and 11 rebounds, while Jamie Braun added 14 points and 12 boards, and Nikki Smith scored 15 points.

    The Lady Lions were led by Amanda Brown with 20 points and 10 boards, while Tyra Grant added 17 points, Mashea Williams netted 13 and Charity Renfro scored 10 points in the win.

    IU won the battle of the boards, 40-39, but were outshot 49.1 percent (28-57) to 39.1 percent (25-64) from the field.

     

     


       

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