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    Hoosiers Play Host to Memphis Thursday Night

    Go Hoosiers! Senior Andrea McGuirt
    Go Hoosiers!
    Senior Andrea McGuirt
    Go Hoosiers!

    Nov. 17, 2010

    MEMPHIS (1-1) at INDIANA (2-0)
    Thursday, Nov. 18, 2010 | 7 p.m. ET
    Assembly Hall (17,375) | Bloomington, Ind.
    Series Record: Indiana leads, 2-0
    Radio: WHCC 105.1 (Jeremy Gray, play-by-play)
    Online Streaming: BigTenNetwork.com (Scott Agness and Scott Dorrell)
    Live Stats: GameTracker
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    THE OPENING TIP
    The Hoosiers will play host to Memphis on Thursday, Nov. 18, at 7 p.m. ET in Assembly Hall. Thursday's game will be streamed live on BigTenNetwork.com with Scott Agness and Scott Dorrell on the call. Cost for the streamed broadcast is $2.99. The game will also be aired live on WHCC 105.1 FM with Jeremy Gray calling the action.

    GAME PROMOTIONS | Buy Tickets
    The Hoosiers would like to welcome local Fire Departments, Police Departments, EMS and the National Guard to the game to celebrate their services to our community. Contact the marketing office at (812) 856-5667 for more information on how to receive a free ticket to the game if you a member of one of these organizations and how to receive $2 admission rate for your family members. IU would also like to welcome Summit and Unionville Elementary schools. The halftime performance will be by Hip-Hop Connxtion.

    THE COACHES
    IU head coach Felisha Legette-Jack is in her fifth year at Indiana with an overall mark of 128-119. She is a 74-56 at the Hoosier helm. Memphis head coach Melissa McFerrin is in her third year leading the Tigers with a 33-33 record. She is in her sixth year overall with a career mark of 83-103.

    LAST TIME OUT
    Senior Hope Elam led the Hoosiers with 15 points to set the pace for a 50-44 win over St. Bonaventure in IU's home opener for the 2010-11 season. Two other Hoosiers also notched double figures with senior All-America candidate Jori Davis netting 13 points and sophomore Aulani Sinclair added 10. Davis also added four steals along with six rebounds, a block and a steal. Sinclair was 4-of-6 from the field including a pair of 3's beyond the arc. The Bonnies came out early to take a 15-8 lead midway through the first half. The Hoosiers responded finishing with a 19-3 run in the final 10:01 to take a 27-18 lead into the locker room. IU held St. Bonaventure to just 28 percent shooting from the field in the first stanza. St. Bonaventure tried to fight its way back cutting the lead to four twice, but Indiana's stellar defense prevailed as IU forced 25 Bonnie turnovers and just 32 percent shooting for the game. Seniors Whitney Lindsay and Andrea McGuirt each accounted for three steals, while junior Alisha Goodwin added two.

    WHAT'S COMING UP
    IU heads back out on the road for a trip to Athens, Ga., to take on No. 18/18 Georgia on Sunday, Nov. 21 at 2 p.m. ET, before hosting Saint Louis on Nov. 24 at 7 p.m. and Cleveland State on Nov 28 at 2 p.m. in Assembly Hall.

    NOTES OF INTEREST
    • Thursdays meeting marks the third in the all-time series between IU and Memphis, with the Hoosiers winning the first two meetings.
    • In their last meeting, IU defeated Memphis at the FedEx Forum, 78-74, on Nov. 13, 2009.
    • Legette-Jack is one win shy of her 75th victory as the leader of the Indiana program.

    SCOUTING THE TIGERS
    Memphis enters Thursday's game, 1-1, after opening the season with a 67-40 home loss to Missouri before topping Grambling State, 81-59, on Nov. 15. The Tigers are led by Jasmine Lee with 17.5 points and 9.5 rebounds per game. Brittany Carter is also averaging double-digit points with 15.0 per contest.

    THE SERIES
    Indiana leads the all-time series with Memphis, 2-0, winning the last meeting in Memphis, 78-74, on Nov. 13, 2009.

    LAST 2 MEETINGS VS. MEMPHIS
    N, W 71-69, Jan. 5, 1984
    A, W 78-74, Nov. 13, 2009

    DAVIS OPENS SEASON WITH A BANG
    After two games, All-America candidate Jori Davis is averaging a double-double with 16.0 points and 10.5 rebounds per game for the Hoosiers. She is shooting 67.0 percent (2-3) from the 3-point line and 92.3 percent (12-of-13) from the free throw line. Davis has also registered 4.0 assists and 2.0 steals per contest.

    GOOD(WIN) TO GREAT OFF THE BENCH
    Junior college transfer Alisha Goodwin us averaging 11.5 points, 2.0 steals and 1.5 rebounds per game off the bench for Indiana in her first two games as a Hoosier. She is shooting 50.0 percent (9-of-18) from the field and 67.7 percent (4-of-6) from the free throw line.

    BENCH PRODUCTION
    The Hoosiers bench has continued to be productive in 2010-11 as IU has totaled 56 points in two games for 28.0 points per game. Against Ball State, Goodwin led the Hoosiers' bench with 19 points, while senior Hope Elam netted 15 points against St. Bonaventure.

    HOOSIER DEFENSE HOLDING STRONG
    With holding St. Bonaventure to 18 and 26 points in the first and second halves, respectively, Indiana has held opponents to under 30 points in 7-of-8 halves, including exhibition games this season. It's also the first time since Jan. 7, 2010 in a 50-48 win over Illinois, the Hoosiers have held an opponent to under 50 points for an entire game.

    HOME SWEET HOME
    The Hoosiers will play 14 games in Assembly Hall this season, beginning with St. Bonaventure at 7 p.m. ET on Monday, Nov. 15. IU's home schedule is highlighted by future Big Ten opponent Nebraska as the Huskers visit Bloomington to take on IU in the inaugural Big Ten/Big 12 Challenge on Sunday, Dec. 5 at Noon ET. The Hoosiers' battle with the Huskers will be broadcast live on the Big Ten Network. Head coach Felisha Legette-Jack is 42-17 in Assembly Hall since the 2006-07 season, winning 71.1 percent of her games in Bloomington.

     

     


       

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