Nov. 11, 2009
Game 1: Indiana (0-0) at Memphis (0-0) Game Notes 6 p.m. ET
Friday, Nov. 13, 2009 FedEx Forum (18,400) Memphis, Tenn.
Radio: WHCC 105.1 FM Bloomington Jeremy Gray (play-by-play)
THE OPENING TIP
The Hoosiers open the regular season on Friday, Nov. 13, when they take on the University of Memphis in the FedEx Forum at 6 p.m. ET. Catch all of the action on WHCC 105.1 FM as Jeremy Gray calls the play-by-play from Memphis.
ABOUT THE COACHES
IU head coach Felisha Legette-Jack enters her fourth season at the helm of the Hoosiers with a record of 58-40 and a career mark of 112-103. In three season, she has led the Hoosiers to 18-plus wins and three consecutive trips to the postseason.
Memphis head coach Melissa McFerrin enters her second season with the Tigers after recording a 12-18 record last year. She owns a career mark of 62-88 over five seasons.
WHAT'S COMING UP
The Hoosiers open a three-game home stand on Sunday, Nov. 15, when they host IUPUI in Assembly Hall at 2 p.m. ET. IU will then host Cincinnati at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 18, and Missouri on Sunday, Nov. 22 at 2 p.m. on the Big Ten Network.
NOTES OF INTEREST
Friday's meeting marks the first between Indiana and Memphis.
The Hoosiers won a school record 21 games in 2008-09 and took their third straight trip to the postseason, reaching the quarterfinals of the WNIT.
Indiana returns two starters to this year's squad in senior Jamie Braun and junior Jori Davis.
IU's next win will be it's 600th in program history.
SCOUTING THE TIGERS
Memphis enters the 2009-10 season after going 12-18 last season and finishing 10th in Conference-USA. The Tigers return three starters from last year, including Ramses Lonlack (8.8 points, 5.4 rebounds, 65 steals), Alex Winchell (7.9 points, 1.8 rebounds) and Savannah Ellis (5.3 points, 6.4 rebounds).
WHAT BRAUN DOES FOR IU
Senior Jamie Braun returns after averaging nearly 13 points, five rebounds and four assists per game last season. She became the 21st Hoosier to join the 1,000 Point Club and enters her final campaign with 1,221 points, ranking 14th all-time in program history. Braun also owns 170 career steals and is just two from tying Zan Jeffries (1988-91) for eighth in the record book.
DAVIS KEEPS GETTING BETTER
From her freshman season to her sophomore year, Jori Davis' game has continued to improve. She enters her junior season after ranking among the top 15 in the Big Ten in scoring with 11.8 points per game and was among the top 10 in 3-point field goal percentage (36.1) a year ago.
HOOSIERS IN ROAD-OPENERS
The Indiana women's basketball team is 16-16 in road openers since the 1977-78 season. Since Coach Jack's arrival, the Hoosiers have gone 2-1 with wins over Kentucky (11/12/06; 54-51) and Ball State (11/17/07; 76-71).
HOME SWEET HOME
The Hoosiers will play 17 games in Assembly Hall beginning with their two exhibition contests on Nov. 1 and Nov. 5. IU opens the regular season in Bloomington on Sunday, Nov. 15 against IUPUI. The home non-conference slate also features Cincinnati (Nov. 18), Missouri (Nov. 22), Florida State (Dec. 3), UT Martin (Dec. 9) and Toledo (Dec. 22).