March 24, 2009
Indiana Hoosiers (20-10) at Bowling Green (29-4) | Game Notes
Thursday, March 26, 2009 | 7 p.m. ET
Anderson Arena (4,700) | Bowling Green, Ohio
Radio: WHCC 105.1 FM (Jeremy Gray, pxp)
All-Time WNIT Record: 7-5 (Six appearances)
All-Time Record vs. Bowling Green: IU leads 4-2
THE OPENING TIP
The Hoosiers will visit Bowling Green on Thursday, March 26 for the third round of the Women's National Invitation Tournament (WNIT). Tip-off against the Falcons is set for 7 p.m. ET from Anderson Arena in Bowling Green, Ohio. Thursday's game will be broadcast live on WHCC 105.1 FM Bloomington as Jeremy Gray calls the action between IU and BGSU.
NOTES OF INTEREST
Thursday's meeting marks the seventh all-time between the Hoosiers and BGSU, with IU leading, 4-2.
IU's 20th win of the season on Sunday was its first since the 2000-01 season and the first of IU head coach Felisha Legette-Jack in her career as a head coach.
Indiana is 17-0 when leading with five minutes remaining in the game.
In the two team's last meeting, Indiana won, 75-67, in Assembly Hall on Dec. 16, 2007.
In two career meetings vs. Bowling Green, Whitney Thomas has averaged 11.5 rebounds. In her only meeting vs. the Falcons, Amber Jackson collected 17 points and 11 rebounds.
IU head coach Felisha Legette-Jack is in her third year at the helm of the Hoosier program with a career mark of 110-102 over seven seasons. She led the Hoosiers to back-to-back postseason berths in the WNIT and an 18-15 mark in 2007-08. Legette-Jack recorded her 100th career victory at Michigan State on Dec. 29, and reached her 50th win as the Hoosier mentor against Purdue on Jan. 19, 2009.
Bowling Green head coach Curt Miller enters his eighth season leading the Falcons with a career mark of 179-72.
Legette-Jack and Miller were both assistant coaches at Syracuse between the 1994-98 seasons.
SCOUTING THE FALCONS
Bowling Green enters Thursday's game with a 29-4 overall record after defeating Syracuse, 72-69. The Falcons are led by Lauren Prochaska with 17.2 points and 6.5 rebounds per game. Tracy Pontius is also in double-digits with 14.9 points and Niki McCoy is averaging 13.1 points per game. BGSU averages 74.0 points and 36.4 rebounds per game. As a team, the Falcons are shooting 42.9 percent from the field, 36.3 percent from the 3-point line and 79.3 percent from the free throw line.
WNIT GAME ONE: INDIANA 59, DAYTON 57
With 00.2 seconds on the clock, Kim Roberson threw an alley-oop pass from out of bounds at the left-side half-court line to Whitney Thomas who tapped in the ball on the right side of the basket to give the Indiana women's basketball (20-10) team a 59-57 win over Dayton (21-14). That shot propelled the Indiana women's basketball team to third round of the Women's National Invitation Tournament (WNIT), where it will travel to Bowling Green, Ohio, to take on the Falcons Thursday, March 26.
Junior Jamie Braun led the Hoosiers with 16 points, sinking 2-of-5 from the 3-point line, and added six rebounds, four assists and one steal. Senior Amber Jackson scored 14 points and grabbed six rebounds, while sophomore Jori Davis netted 11 points. Thomas led all players with 14 rebounds, while Roberson tallied a game-high three steals.
The Hoosiers shot 38.5 percent (25-of-65) from the field, but just lost the battle on the boards, 42-41. Indiana recorded eight steals off of 14 Dayton miscues. The Flyers shot 37.9 percent (25-of-66) from the field and were led by Kristin Daugherty with 14 points.