Nov. 17, 2009
Game 3: Cincinnati Bearcats (1-0) at Indiana Hoosiers (2-0) Notes
Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2009 7 p.m. ET
Assembly Hall (17,357) Bloomington, Ind.
Radio: WHCC 105.1 FM Bloomington Internet: BigTenNetwork.com ($2.99)
Series Info: Indiana leads, 5-3
THE OPENING TIP
The Hoosiers continue a three-game homestand on Wednesday, Nov. 18, when they host Cincinnati at 7 p.m. ET in Assembly Hall. Wednesday's game will be streamed live on the BigTenNetwork.com for $2.99 and will air live in Bloomington on WHCC 105.1 FM.
LAST TIME OUT
Junior Hope Elam led three Hoosiers in double-digit points as the Indiana women's basketball team opened the home slate with a 75-52 win over IUPUI. Freshman Aulani Sinclair scored 15 points and grabbed six boards off the bench and senior Jamie Braun tallied 13 points in the win.
The Hoosiers won the battle on the boards, 43-31, and outscored the Jaguars in the paint, 34-22. IU converted 23 points off of 24 IUPUI turnovers. The Hoosiers shot 44.1 percent (26-of-59) from the field, and IUPUI shot 35.3 percent (18-of-51). IU had every player score in the game, including 33 points off the bench.
IU head coach Felisha Legette-Jack enters her fourth season at the helm of the Hoosiers with a record of 60-40 and a career mark of 114-103. In three season, she has led the Hoosiers to 18-plus wins and three consecutive trips to the postseason.
Cincinnati head coach Jamelle Elliott enters her first season leading the Bearcat program after spending 12 years as an assistant coach at Connecticut. She has been a part of six national championships, including the Huskies' 2009 undefeated championship run, and won a title as a player, helping UConn to the 1995 championship, the first in the school's history.
WHAT'S COMING UP
The Hoosiers conclude it's current homestand on Sunday, Nov. 22, when it hosts Missouri at 2 p.m. ET in Assembly Hall. Sunday's game will be broadcast live on the Big Ten Network. Indiana will spend the Thanksgiving holiday in the Bahamas at the Junkanoo Jam in Freeport. IU will face No. 12 Virginia on Thursday, Nov. 26, and will face either Charlotte or South Dakota State on Friday.
NOTES OF INTEREST
Sunday's meeting marks the ninth between Indiana and Cincinnati, with the Hoosiers leading 5-3.
The Hoosiers' 2-0 start to the season is the 22nd time in program history a team has started the year with back-to-back wins.
In its first two games, the IU bench has averaged 30.5 points.
IU won it's 600th game in program history on Friday, Nov. 13 with a 78-74 triumph over Memphis.
SCOUTING THE BEARCATS
Cincinnati opened the season with an 85-46 win over Furman on Nov. 15, as four Bearcats reached double-digit points. Kahla Roudebush led all players with 18 points on 6-of-11 shooting from the field and 4-of-7 from the 3-point line. She also grabbed six boards and tallied five assists. Shareese Ulis scored 17 points, Michelle Jones added 13 points and six rebound and Val Schuster reocrded 10 points, seven rebounds and four assists. Daress McClung swiped a game-best 10 rebounds off the bench. UC shot 48.3 percent from the floor and sank 10-of-20 3-pointers and outrebounded Furman, 46-33.
LAST TIME VS. UC
The Hoosiers traveled to Ohio and downed the Cincinnati Bearcats, 66-59, Dec. 20, 2007, for their second straight win and the 25th win for the Hoosiers under head coach Felisha Legette-Jack. Junior Whitney Thomas led the way with a career-high 19 rebounds in addition to her 13 points scored. It marked her third double-double of the season and 13th of her career. The Bloomington, Ind., native hauled in nine offensive boards and cleaned the defensive glass with 10 more rebounds. Her 19-rebound performance is the 10th best outing in school history. Senior Nikki Smith dropped in a team-high 17 points on 5-of-9 shooting from long range to go along with two foul shots. Four different Hoosiers scored double figures as Amber Jackson added 10 points and Roberson knocked in 13.
PICKING UP WHERE SHE LEFT OFF
After suffering a season-ending injury on Dec. 9, 2008, sophomore Sasha Chaplin has returned to the hardwood and picked up where she left off. In two games, Chaplin has averaged 12.0 points, 10.0 rebounds, 2.5 blocked shots, 1.0 assists and 1.0 steals per game.