Women's Basketball

    IU Women's Basketball Holds Media Day

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    Oct. 22, 2010

    PHOTO GALLERY | Legette-Jack Postgame Press Conference

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - The Indiana women's basketball team held its annual Media Day in Cook Hall on Friday, Oct. 22.

    Following team and class photos, the Hoosiers met with media prior to fifth-year head coach Felisha Legette-Jack's press conference.

    "We are really excited for the season," said Legette-Jack. "I am really thrilled by the leadership of Jori Davis, Whitney Lindsay and Andrea McGuirt, and Hope Elam is doing a great job of following in that leadership role. I love the size that we have this year. I love the energy. We had picture day today and usually it takes us about 30 minutes to take team pictures, but for some reason this year it took about an hour and a half. That shows a little bit of personality and character, and our hope is that we display on the court this season."

    Davis, a 5-9 guard from Rochester, N.Y., enters her senior campaign as an All-America and All-Big Ten candidate after averaging 16.7 points, 6.4 rebounds, 1.9 assists and 1.5 steals per game to earn Second Team All-Big Ten honors from the league's coaches and media. She enters this season ranked 19th all-time in scoring with 1,021 career points.

    The Hoosiers will host their first exhibition game on Tuesday, Nov. 2 when they welcome Alaska-Anchorage to Assembly Hall at 7 p.m. ET. After a second exhibition game on Saturday, Nov. 6 vs. Indianapolis, IU will open the regular season at Ball State on Friday, Nov. 12 at 7 p.m. ET and will open the home slate on Monday, Nov. 15 vs. St. Bonaventure at 7 p.m. ET.

    Fans can purchase season tickets by calling the IU Ticket Office at 1-866-IUSPORTS or by visiting IUHoosiers.com.

    IU Head Coach Felisha Legette-Jack Quotes
    On the addition of size on the team:
    "We hope that the size is one thing, but that they have the mindset of a Whitney Thomas, with how they pursue the rebound. Right now our defense isn't nearly as good as it needs to be and we're working towards March. It's going to take baby steps. That's the difference with size is that you don't really have to know exactly what you're doing, but you still have the opportunity for a deflection or steal. The size is giving us that little time to grow them, but they really need to get better on their own as well."

    On how the addition of size changes the offensive game:
    "I think a healthy Sasha Chaplin is a better Indiana women's basketball program. I think that we are going to look a lot better with Sasha and right now she's playing really good basketball. She's playing above the rim and she's healthy. That alone is really going to ignite us."

    On Jori Davis:
    "Right now Jori is being forced to defend that ball a lot more and in the past her defense hasn't been her strength. Her weakside has to get better defensively and that on-ball, first pass defense has to get better. If she can do those things, she's still going to get you 17 (points) a game. We're going to still pop her out at the 3, and then we'll get her on the block a little bit because of her strength. She very well might be the strongest woman that I've ever coached. I love her strength. We are going to utilize that. I think that her versatility is going to show a lot more, but the thing that we're concerned with, which we're working on right now, is her defense."




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