Hoosiers Wrap Up Exhibition Action Against Indianapolis Tuesday
Nov. 3, 2008
THE OPENING TIP
The last time IU met the Greyhounds was in an exhibition contest on Nov. 3, 2006, in Bloomington. The Hoosiers defeated UIndy, 66-35. Whitney Thomas recorded a double-double with 16 points and 11 rebounds, to go along with seven steals. Jamie Braun also scored in double-digits with 12 points. IU held the Greyhounds to just 22.0 percent (11-of-50) from the floor and 6.3 percent (1-of-16) from the 3-point line.
LAST TIME OUT
Sophomore Haylie Linn led the Hoosiers with 16 points on 6-of-10 shooting from the field, including four 3-pointers. Sophomore Jori Davis added 15 points on 7-of-9 shooting from the floor and senior Kim Roberson scored 11 points on a perfect 4-of-4 from the field with a pair of 3-pointers.
Senior Whitney Thomas grabbed a game-high 11 rebounds, to go along with nine points, six assists and six steals in 30 minutes. Junior Jamie Braun led all players with seven assists and added four steals, while Roberson also came away with five steals.
The Hoosiers shot 54.7 percent (35-of-64) from the floor and sank 12-of-19 from beyond the arc (63.2 percent). IU also outrebounded the Screaming Eagles, 40-30.
UIndy head coach LeAnn Freeland enters her second year after guiding the Greyhounds to the NCAA Tournament in 2008 and a 22-win season.
NOTING THE 2007-08 SEASON:
HOOSIERS EARN THIRD STRAIGHT POSTSEASON BID
After receiving a bye, the Hoosiers opened the second round in Assembly Hall but suffered an 86-81 overtime loss to James Madison on Saturday, March 22. Five scored in double-digits for IU as junior Whitney Thomas tallied a career-high 26 points.
The Hoosiers are 6-5 all-time in the postseason event and 4-1 in Assembly Hall.
THREE HOOSIERS EARN BIG TEN HONORS
Braun earned Second Team All-Big Ten honors from both the media and coaches. She led the Hoosiers with 15.3 points per game on the season and averaged 16.3 points against Big Ten foes. Braun finished fifth in scoring among league leaders and led Indiana with 3.3 assists per game.
Thomas earned Second Team All-Big Ten honors from the league's media and third team honors from its coaches after averaging 11.9 points and 8.7 rebounds per contest. She ranked third in rebounding within the Big Ten and recorded 11 double-doubles on the season. She also averaged 2.1 steals and 2.0 assists per game.
Thomas was also honored as one of 11 student-athletes with the Big Ten Sportsmanship Award. The student-athletes chosen for this honor are individuals who have distinguished themselves through sportsmanship and ethical behavior. In addition, the student-athletes must be in good academic standing and have demonstrated good citizenship outside of the sports-competition setting.
Roberson earned Big Ten All-Defensive Team honors after leading the Hoosiers with 2.7 steals per game. She etched her name in the IU record book when she came away with a single-game record of nine thefts vs. Wake Forest on Nov. 22, and ranked second in the Big Ten in the category.
BOARDING WITH THE BEST
Thomas owns 802 career boards, which ranks sixth all-time in the IU career record book. She is one rebound away from tying Angela Hawkins for fifth place all-time with 803 career caroms.
WHAT BRAUN DOES FOR IU
She ranked sixth in the Big Ten in scoring, ninth in assists and eighth in steals (1.91) per game. Braun led IU in scoring in 16 games this season, including a 26-point outing against Iowa on Feb. 3.
JACKSON ONE OF BIG TEN'S LEADERS
After ranking second in the nation in field goal percentage as a sophomore at San Jose State, Jackson led the Big Ten in field goal percentage with a 52.4 (176-of-336) shooting percentage from the floor.
Jackson averaged 12.4 points per game with a season-high of 22 points in the Hoosiers' season-opener against Albany. She has netted double-digit points 22 of IU's 33 games this year.
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