Women's Basketball

    Hoosiers Make Big Ten Network Debut vs. Missouri Sunday

    Go Hoosiers! Junior Andrea McGuirt
    Go Hoosiers!
    Junior Andrea McGuirt
    Go Hoosiers!

    Nov. 20, 2009

    Game 4: Missouri Tigers (1-1) at Indiana Hoosiers (3-0) • Notes Get Acrobat Reader
    Sunday, Nov. 22, 2009 • 2 p.m. ET • IU Basketball Alumni Day
    Assembly Hall (17,357) • Bloomington, Ind.
    Radio: WHCC 105.1 FM Bloomington • TV: Big Ten Network (Ari Wolfe, Vera Jones)
    All-Time Series: IU leads, 2-1

    THE OPENING TIP
    The Hoosiers conclude a three-game homestand on Sunday, Nov. 22, when they host Missouri at 2 p.m. ET in Assembly Hall. Sunday's game will be broadcast live on the Big Ten Network and will air live in Bloomington on WHCC 105.1 FM. Sunday is all IU Basketball Alumni Day in Assembly Hall.

    LAST TIME OUT
    Senior Jamie Braun collected 12 points and 10 rebounds and junior Hope Elam netted a team-high 15 points as the Indiana women's basketball team defeated Cincinnati, 64-57, in Assembly Hall. The Hoosiers improve to 3-0 with the win.

    Elam made 5-of-11 from the field, including a 3-pointer, and added five rebounds, three assists and a blocked shot. Braun sank 5-of-12 from the field, with two 3's, and tallied five assists and five steals. Junior Andrea McGuirt scored eight points on 3-of-4 shooting from the field and sank 2-of-2 from the 3-point line to go along with two steals in 12 minutes in her first career start. Junior Jori Davis came off the bench and recorded seven points, five rebounds, two assists and two steals.

    THE COACHES
    IU head coach Felisha Legette-Jack enters her fourth season at the helm of the Hoosiers with a record of 61-40 and a career mark of 115-103. In three season, she has led the Hoosiers to 18-plus wins and three consecutive trips to the postseason.

    Missouri head coach Cindy Stein is in her 12th year at the helm of the Tigers and sports a 174-160 (.521) record at Mizzou.

    WHAT'S COMING UP
    The Hoosiers will spend the Thanksgiving holiday in Freeport, Bahamas, as they play two games in the Junkanoo Jam. IU will battle No. 12 Virginia on Thursday, Nov. 26 at 2:15 p.m. ET and will face either South Dakota State or Charlotte on Friday at 5:45/8 p.m.

    NOTES OF INTEREST
    • Sunday's meeting marks the fourth between Indiana and Missouri, with the Hoosiers leading 2-1.
    • The Hoosiers' 3-0 start to the season is the 16th time in program history a team has started the year with three straight wins.

    SCOUTING THE TIGERS
    Missouri enter Sunday's game after suffering a tough, 75-74, loss to Memphis in Columbia. Mizzou had a 41-24 lead at halftime, but were outscored, 51-33, in the second half. Jessra Jones led the Tigers with 22 points and just missed a double-double with nine rebounds. Shakara Jones collected a double-double with 16 points and 10 rebounds, and RaeShara Brown scored 13 points.

    Missouri is led by Amanda Hanneman with 17.0 points per game and Jones with 7.0 rebounds per contest. The Tigers are shooting 41.0 percent (57-139) from the field and averaged 43.5 rebounds per game.

    LAST TIME VS. MIZZOU
    Senior All-America candidate Whitney Thomas tallied her 24th career double-double with 23 points and 16 rebounds as the Indiana women's basketball team (2-2) knocked off Missouri, 63-54, at Mizzou Arena in Columbia on Tuesday, Nov. 25. Thomas sank 10-of-15 from the floor, grabbed nine board from the offensive glass and added three assists and a steal. Junior Jamie Braun scored 11 points and added a career-high eight assists. Braun also recorded six rebounds and three steals. Freshman Sasha Chaplin pulled down a career-high seven boards, six of which game on the defensive end.

    The Hoosiers shot 40 percent (24-of-60) from the field and won the battle of the boards, 45-34. Missouri shot 35.6 percent (21-of-59) from the field and were led by Hollins with 16 points, and Johnson with 15 points and 12 rebounds.

    BALANCE DOES A HOOSIER GOOD
    In it's first three games, Indiana has presented a balanced offense, with the entire bench reaching the scoring and rebounding columns at some point, and all but one player tallying an assist and a steal in each game. The Hoosiers' bench is also averaging 24.3 points per game. Last season, IU's bench averaged 7.9 points per game over 32 games.

    DOUBLE THE JAMIE
    Jamie Braun collected her eighth career double-double when she tallied 12 points and 10 rebounds against Cincinnati on Nov. 18. Braun also recorded five assists and five steals in the win.

    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 three games, Chaplin has averaged 8.3 points, 8.3 rebounds and 2.0 blocked shots.

    GOTTA HAVE HOPE
    Junior transfer Hope Elam has made an immediate impact on the Hoosiers after earned NJCAA First Team All-American honors at Vincennes University in 2009. Elam is leading Indiana with 14.7 points per game, shooting 53.1 percent (17-of-32) from the field and 40.0 percent (4-of-10) from the 3-point line. She is averaging 4.7 rebounds, 1.7 assists and 1.0 blocked shots per game.

    WHAT BRAUN DOES FOR IU
    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 owns 1,257 points, ranking 13th all-time in program history. Braun also owns 177 career steals (7th) and ranks ninth in the IU record book with 300 career assists.

    MCGUIRT IS MONEY
    Junior Andrea McGuirt earned her second career start on Nov. 18, scoring five of the Hoosiers' 11 points in the team's 11-3 game-opening run. Not only was McGuirt money in the first half, she sank what would be the game-winning 3-pointer at the 1:16 mark to give Indiana its third straight win. On the game, she recorded eight points and two steals, and sank 3-of-4 from the field including hitting a perfect 2-of-2 from the 3-point line.

     

     

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