Women's Basketball Hosts Arkansas-Pine Bluff On Tuesday Night
Nov. 12, 2007
THE OPENING TIP
THE LAST TIME OUT
Jackson just missed a double-double with nine rebounds and added four blocked shots in the effort. Braun scored 14 points, Thomas netted 11 and freshman Jori Davis added 10 boards in the victory. Thomas also added nine rebounds in the effort.
Albany won the battle of the boards on the game, 49-42, but IU held the advantage in scoring outshooting the Great Danes 37.3 (22-of-59) percent to 33.3 (23-of-69) percent.
Arkansas-Pine Bluff head coach Danny Evans enters his third season overall as a head coach and his third season with the Lady Lions. He holds a career mark of 18-41 and helped UAPB finish the 2006-07 season with an 11-20 overall mark and a 10-8 record in the SWAC.
HOOSIERS FACE TOUGH CHALLENGE
The Hoosiers boasts games against six top-25 teams in this year's ESPN/USA Today Preseason Coaches Poll and five top-25 squads in the preseason AP poll.
Indiana will have its first test when it travels to the U.S. Virgin Islands Paradise Jam Tournament as it will face 11th-ranked Texas A&M on Saturday, Nov. 24.
Following IU's battle with the Aggies, the Hoosiers will host No. 19 Florida State in the first annual Big Ten/ACC Challenge on Friday, Nov. 30.
IU will close out the non-conference portion of the schedule against No. 19/22 West Virginia on Saturday, Dec. 22 in Bloomington.
The Hoosiers will also go up against ranked league foes in No. 20/RV Purdue (1/3, 1/14), No. 16 Ohio State (1/10, 2/25) and No. 17/18 Michigan State (1/20, 2/14) this season.
JACKSON GETS BACK TO BUSINESS
The 2005-06 Western Athletic Confernece First Team honoree returned to form in the Hoosiers season-opener against Albany as the 6-2 post netted 22 points, pulled down nine boards and tallied four blocked shots in IU's 607-59 win over the Great Danes.
Jackson, the leading scorer and reboudner in the WAC as sophomore, averaged 17.6 points and 9.8 rebounds per game in 2005-06 after ranking second in the nation in field goal percentage as a sophomore.
In two seasons in San Jose, Jackson registered 921 points and 519 rebounds.
WHAT BRAUN CAN DO FOR IU
In the Hoosiers' two exhibition contests, Braun proved her worth as a starter and the point guard as she averaged 17.5 points, 4.5 rebounds and tallied seven assists between the two contests.
Braun also sank 57.1 percent of her 3's (4-of-7) and shot 66.7 (14-of-21) percent from the field.
The 5-8 guard scored 14 points in the Hoosiers' season-opener on Nov. 9, and added four rebounds, four steals and three assists. She also netted 6-of-9 from the free throw line in IU's win over Albany.
DEFENSE STIFLES EXHIBITION OPPONENTS
Both opponents only found success from beyond the arc as the two teams sank 31.7 (19-of-60) percent of their 3-pointers. However, the two teams combined averaged just 43.0 points per game, while the Hoosiers tallied 78.5 points per game.
Both Whitney's play very different positions between post and point guard, but both are equally valuable to IU.
The younger Whitney was a spark off the Hoosier bench in their two exhibition games as she recorded seven assists and five steals. Against the Showtime Skins on Nov. 6, Lindsay connected with her teammates for a game-high six assists, while Thomas grabbed a game-best eight boards.
HOOSIERS TO APPREAR ON BIG TEN NETWORK
The Hoosiers' battle against Florida State, which is slated for Friday, Nov. 30 at 7 p.m. ET in Assembly Hall, will be the first game fans can see Indiana in action on the network. The match-up is apart of the first annual Big Ten/ACC Women's Basketball Challenge.
Indiana will also have another non-conference contest on the network when it faces NCAA Sweet 16 participant Bowling Green on national television on Sunday, Dec. 16 at 2 p.m. in Bloomington.
The Hoosiers first Big Ten game will be featured on the network when they travel to Evanston, Ill. to take on Northwestern on Monday, Dec. 31 at 3 p.m.
IU will battle its rival Purdue on the Big Ten Network, both in Bloomington and in West Lafayette. The Hoosiers and Boilermakers first meeting will take place on Thursday, Jan. 3 with an 8 p.m. tip-off in Assembly Hall. The two teams will wrap up the regular season series in West Lafayette on Monday, Jan. 14 at 7 p.m. in Mackey Arena.
Indiana contests at Illinois (Sun., Feb. 10/2 p.m. ET), and against Michigan (Sun., Feb. 17/12 p.m. ET) and Ohio State (Mon., Feb. 25/7 p.m. ET) will also be televised nationally.
The Hoosiers final game of the regular season against Penn State on Sun., March 2 is currently listed as a Big Ten Network Wild Card game with a decision to be made by the network by Feb. 18. Other wild card games on March 2 include Purdue at Illinois, Minnesota at Michigan, Iowa at Wisconsin and Northwestern at Ohio State.
All dates and times listed above are subject to change.
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