Nov. 1, 2010
EXHIBITION: Alaska-Anchorage Seawolves at Indiana Hoosiers Notes Season Preview
Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2010 Assembly Hall (17,357) Bloomington, Ind.
THE OPENING TIP
The Hoosiers open the 2010-11 exhibition season with Alaska-Anchorage on Tuesday, Nov. 2, in Assembly Hall.
LAST TIME OUT
Three Hoosiers reached double-digit points, led by 20 points from junior Jori Davis, but it wasn't enough as the eighth-seeded Indiana women's basketball team fell to ninth-seeded Illinois, 59-53, in the first round of the Big Ten Women's Basketball Tournament at Conseco Fieldhouse on March 4, 2010.
Davis netted 7-of-18 from the field for her 20 points, and added five rebounds, four steals and three assists in 38 minutes. Senior Jamie Braun scored 13 points on 5-of-16 shooting from the floor with a pair of 3-pointers, and added eight rebounds, two steals and an assist in 38 minutes. Sophomore Ashlee Mells netted 10 points off the bench and added three rebounds and two steals in 15 minutes.
The Illini opened the game with a layup from Jenna Smith, only to see IU answer with a 3-pointer from Braun at the 19:26 mark to take a one point lead, but it was the Hoosiers' only lead of the game as Illinois led by as many as six, 22-16, with 8:58 to go in the first stanza. However, the Indiana outscored Illinois, 9-4, in the final eight minutes to head into the break down by just one, 26-25.
Illinois came out hot in the second half, using a 9-2 run in the first three minutes to take a 35-27 lead. Jumpers from Davis and redshirt freshman Sasha Chaplin cut the Illini's lead to four, 35-31, with 15:51 on the clock, but a 17-12 run increased their advantage to nine, 52-43, with 6:26 to go. A jumper from Davis at the 3:38 mark sparked a Hoosier run that brought IU within two, 53-51, with 30 seconds remaining. However, Illinois held the edge at the free throw line, sinking six for the 59-53 win.
The Hoosiers shot 27.4 percent (20-73) from the floor on the game, but sank 81.8 percent (9-11) from the line. Illinois edged IU on the boards, 47-45, but outscored the Hoosiers in the paint 30-24. Indiana forced Illinois into committing 25 turnovers, while tallying 11 steals on the game.
WHAT'S COMING UP
The Hoosiers will host their final exhibition contest on Saturday, Nov. 6, when they face Indianapolis at 4 p.m. ET in Assembly Hall. IU will open the regular season at Ball State on Friday, Nov. 12, at 7 p.m., before hosting St. Bonaventure on Monday, Nov. 15 at 7 p.m. ET in Assembly Hall.
NOTING THE 2009-10 SEASON
WHAT BRAUN DID FOR IU
Jamie Braun recorded an outstanding career at Indiana and owns 1,603 career points, 691 rebounds, 378 assists and 223 steals. Braun ranks seventh all-time in scoring in the IU record book, and ranks four in steals and assists and 10th in rebounds She is a two-time All-Big Ten honoree and was the 2007 Big Ten Sixth Player of the Year. Braun averaged 12.7 points, 5.8 rebounds and recorded 91 assists and 53 steals during her senior campaign.
Jori Davis became the 22nd Hoosier to score 1,000 career points as a Hoosier at the 11:03 mark in the second half against Penn State on Sunday, Feb. 28. She is the third player under IU head coach Felisha Legette-Jack to reach the milestone (Jamie Braun, Whitney Thomas).
STEADY AS SHE GOES
Jori Davis was a steady force for the Hoosiers in 2009-10, scoring in double-digit points in 26 of IU's 30 games, with a high of 33 against Virginia on Nov. 26. She led the Hoosiers on the season with 16.7 points per game and ranked fifth among the Big Ten on the season. In conference games, Davis also ranked fifth with 16.4 points per contest.
TINY BUT MIGHTY
Whitney Lindsay may stand 5-7, but IU's point guard made the most of her abilities in 2009-10. In 30 games, Lindsay averaged 7.4 points, 3.1 assists, 2.8 rebounds and 1.4 steals per game.
ALL FLORIDA FRONTCOURT
Fellow Floridians Danilsa Andujar and Sasha Chaplin made their debut in IU's frontcourt on Sunday, Feb. 14, 2010 at Wisconsin. Andujar joined the Hoosier starting lineup when Chaplin suffered an injury that forced her to miss IU's last 10 games. Since her return against the Badgers, Chaplin averaged 8.7 points and 6.3 rebounds in IU's last six games, while Andujar has averaged 2.2 points and 4.8 rebounds per game.
The Indiana bench produced 15.8 points per game during the season. In five games, IU's reserves have combined for 30-plus points, including a 32-point effort against Penn State on Feb. 28.
IUPUI: 33 points
Charlotte: 33 points
UT Martin: 33 points
Saint Louis: 30 points
Penn State: 32 points
HOOSIER UPEND NO. 4 OHIO STATE
Behind four Hoosiers scoring in double-digits and 12 rebounds from Danilsa Andujar, the Indiana women's basketball team upended No. 4 Ohio State, 67-62, on Sunday, Jan. 31, 2010, in Assembly Hall. The win was IU's second over a top-five team in program history and the fifth over a top-10 team.