Hoosiers Open Big Ten Tournament Against Purdue on Thursday
March 1, 2011
THE OPENING TIP
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SCOUTING THE BOILERMAKERS
For the season, Rayburn leads the team in scoring at 14.2 points per contest and paces the entire Big Ten by shooting 88.8 percent from the charity stripe. Freshman Courtney Moses is scoring 12.1 ppg and leads the team in assists and 3-point field goals made. Mingo tallies 11.5 ppg and is the team leader in rebounding grabbing 5.8 per contest while shooting 44.2 percent from the field.
As a team, Purdue shoots a conference-leading 77.4 percent from the free throw line. The Boilermakers are second in the Big Ten in 3-point shooting at 34.6 percent on the year.
DAVIS EARNS BIG TEN SCORING CROWN
For all games this season, Davis is averaging 19.4 points and 5.6 rebounds per game. Her point total ranks her third in the Big Ten in scoring, as she ranks 16th in the conference in rebounding, seventh in assists (3.8 apg) and ninth in steals (1.8 spg).
Besides leading the Big Ten in scoring in conference games, Davis is also fifth in assists (3.8 apg) and 13th in free throw percentage (.813).
Davis has scored in double-figures in 27 of 28 games this season, including the last 18 consecutively. The senior has led the team in scoring in 19 games overall this year.
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 SITS EIGHTH ON ALL-TIME SCORING LIST
Davis' career point total stands at 1,565. She surpassed Jenny DeMuth's (2002-06) career total of 1,542 against the Hawkeyes. The senior is now 38 points shy of Jamie Braun (2007-10) for the No. 7 spot on the list. Braun finished her career with 1,603 points. Davis is also only the sixth player in school history to record over 1,500 points, 500 rebounds (559) and 200 assists (238) during her career Indiana.
Davis also has connected on 430 free throws as a Hoosier. She is 13 makes away from second on the list behind the best player in program history, Denise Jackson (1981-84).
THE SENIOR CLASS
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 ECLIPSES 500 POINTS, AGAIN
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 172 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 19.4 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.
ELAM ELEVATES DOWN THE STRETCH
In the span, the highlight was her 21 point performance at Penn State on Jan. 23. In that game, Elam connected on a career-high tying five 3-point field goals and grabbed seven boards.
She also tallied double-digit points in IU's last two contests with 16 points at Wisconsin on Feb. 23 and 14 against Iowa on Feb. 27. She shot 55 percent in those games and 55.6 percent from 3-point range.
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