Women's Basketball

    Northern Kentucky Game Notes

    Go Hoosiers! Sophomore Whitney Thomas recorded a double-double with 16 points and 11 rebounds in IU's win over Indianapolis on Nov. 3.
    Go Hoosiers!
    Sophomore Whitney Thomas recorded a double-double with 16 points and 11 rebounds in IU's win over Indianapolis on Nov. 3.
    Go Hoosiers!

    Nov. 4, 2006

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    HOOSIERS WRAP UP EXHIBITION WITH NORTHERN KENTUCKY
    The Indiana Hoosiers wrap up the exhibition portion of the schedule tonight with Northern Kentucky.

    The Norse opened their exhibition season with a 77-60 loss at No. 16 Kentucky on Nov. 1. Karyn Creager led Northern Kentucky with 11 points, while Brittany Winner added a team-high six rebounds in the effort. Northern Kentucky enters the regular season ranked No. 15 in the USA Today/ESPN Division II poll.

    THOMAS POSTS DOUBLE-DOUBLE IN 66-35 WIN OVER INDIANAPOLIS
    Sophomore Whitney Thomas scored 16 points and added 11 rebounds and seven assists as the Hoosiers opened exhibition play with a 66-35 win over Indianapolis on Nov. 3.

    Indiana had a 40-20 lead at the half and maintained at least a 23-point advantage en route to the 66-35 win.

    Thomas led all players with her double-double. Freshman Jamie Braun chipped in with 12 points, while senior Carrie Smith added 11 points in the win.

    The Hoosiers held the Greyhounds to just 22.0 (7-for-28) percent shooting from the floor and 6.3 (1-for-16) percent from beyond the arc. Indiana also held the advantage on the boards, outrebounding Indianapolis, 40-35, and blocked seven of the Greyhounds' shots.

    WHAT'S COMING UP The Hoosiers open the regular season on the road against Wake Forest at the fifth annual Women's Sports Foundation Classic on Friday, Nov. 10, hosted by the University of Kentucky at Memorial Coliseum in Lexington. This year's tournament also features 2006 NCAA participant Kentucky and Washington State on the other side of the bracket.

    Last season, Temple defeated Michigan, 65-48, in the championship game of the traveling tournament, which was hosted by the University of Oregon in Eugene.

    TRIO OF CAPTAINS TO LEAD HOOSIERS THIS SEASON
    Indiana will be led by a trio of captains in senior Leah Enterline, junior Nikki Smith and sophomore Whitney Thomas.

    Enterline represented Indiana on the Big Ten Foreign Tour Team, July 18-28. She averaged 6.8 points, 3.0 assists and 1.3 steals as the all-star squad went 4-0 on the 11-day trip through Denmark, Norway and Sweden. Smith returns as IU's leading scorer after averaging 7.2 points per game during the 2005-06 season. The 5-9 shooting guard also shot a team-high 58 three-pointers and .356 (58-163) from beyond the arc. Thomas averaged 6.1 points and a team-high 7.2 rebounds per game last season earning Big Ten All-Freshman honors.

    LEGETTE-JACK BEGINS A NEW ERA OF INDIANA WOMEN'S BASKETBALL
    First-year IU head coach Felisha Legette-Jack and her staff of Cherie Hogg, Vera Jones and Marc Wilson bring 30 years of coaching experience to the Hoosiers that include stops along the way in the ACC, Atlantic-10, Big Ten, BIG EAST, MAC and Mountain West, to name a few.

    Legette-Jack spent the last four years turning Hofstra into a postseason contender, earning Colonial Athletic Association Women's Basketball Coach of the Year honors in 2003-04. In her fourth season leading the Pride, she guided Hofstra to 19 wins and a school-record 12 league wins, culminating in a Women's National Invitation Tournament appearance in 2005-06.

    Legette-Jack also brings a wealth of experience from two USA Basketball gold medal-winning coaching staffs that included Duke head coach Gail Goestenkors and Ohio State head coach Jim Foster.

     

     


       

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