Hoosiers Host James Madison in Second Round of 2008 WNIT
March 21, 2008
James Madison (23-9) vs. Indiana (18-14)
THE OPENING TIP
James Madison head coach Kenny Brooks enters his sixth season with the Dukes and owns a career mark of 121-61. He led the Dukes to the first round of the NCAA Tournament in 2007.
NOTES OF INTEREST
The Hoosiers are 6-4 all-time in the WNIT, 4-0 at home and 2-4 on the road.
IU head coach Felisha Legette-Jack is 2-2 all-time in the WNIT. While at Hofstra, she led the Pride to a 92-65 preliminary round win over Stony Brook before falling to Villanova, 71-44. Last season at IU, she led the Hoosiers to a 74-71 win over Iona in Bloomington, before the team fell on the road at South Dakota State, 60-53.
The 8,136 fans in attendance on March 2 was the most fans to ever see an Indiana women's basketball game in Assembly Hall.
Amber Jackson averaged 17.5 points and 8.5 rebounds per game in the Hoosiers two Big Ten Tournament games. She also sank 60.0 percent (15-of-25) from the field and was a perfect 5-of-5 from the free throw line vs. Northwestern and Purdue.
IU IN THE WNIT
SCOUTING THE DUKES
The Duke were led by Tamera Young, who netted a game-high 38 points and grabbed 14 boards. She sank 14-of-24 from the field, nailed two 3-pointers and shot 8-of-10 from the free throw line. Young also recorded five assists and two steals in 38 minutes. She was followed by Jennifer Brown, who collected 11 points and 11 rebounds off the bench. Kisha Stokes also recorded double-digit rebounds with 10 on the night.
James Madison shot 40.6 percent (28-of-69) from the field and won the battle of the boards, 54-37.
The Dukes are 9-5 on the road this season and are averaging 71.5 points and 47.0 rebounds per contest as a team.
LAST TIME IN THE WNIT
Against Iona, four Hoosiers reached double-figure points as Nikki Smith led IU with 18 points on 6-of-9 shooting from the floor. She sank two 3-pointers and shot 4-of-5 from the free throw line. Kim Roberson scored 16 points off the bench, Sarah McKay netted 15 points and added nine rebounds, and Leah Enterline added 10 points in the win. The Hoosiers shot 40.3 percent from the field and won the battle of the boards, 33-31.
At South Dakota State, Smith led IU with 12 points, while Whitney Thomas added 10 points and 12 boards, and McKay and Roberson each netted 11 points apiece. The Hoosiers shot 32.1 percent from the field and were outrebounded, 49-33.
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