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    Indiana and Miami (OH) Meet in Oxford on Tuesday

    Go Hoosiers! Freshman Candyce Ussery.
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    Freshman Candyce Ussery.
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    Nov. 20, 2011

    INDIANA(1-1) at MIAMI (OH) (2-1)
     Date Nov. 22, 2011
     Time 7 p.m. ET
     Location Oxford, Ohio (Millett Hall)
     Radio WHCC 105.1 FM
    Jeremy Gray, play-by-play
    Game Notes Indiana Notes
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    THE OPENING TIP
    Indiana will wrap a two-game road swing on Tuesday, Nov. 22, when it heads to Oxford, Ohio to take on the Miami RedHawks. It will be IU's first visit to Miami in nearly 20 years. The game is scheduled to tip at 7 p.m. ET at the Millett Center. The game can be heard live on WHCC 105.1 FM with Jeremy Gray calling the action. The Hoosiers will then return home on Friday, Nov. 25 to welcome the reigning WNIT champions, the Toledo Rockets, for a 7 p.m. ET matchup at Assembly Hall.

    DID YOU KNOW?
    • Indiana is 3-1 all-time in games played at Miami (OH) and it will be IU's first visit to Oxford, Ohio in nearly 20 years when the Hoosiers topped the RedHawks, 72-68, on Dec. 14, 1991.
    Quaneisha McCurty was the fourth Hoosier in IU's three games to achieve a double-double with her 10 points and 16 rebounds at Belmont on Nov. 18. McCurty's 16 boards are the most by an Indiana freshman since Sarah McKay collected 16 caroms on Dec. 31, 2003 against Wisconsin.
    • The Indiana bench accounted for 69.8-percent of the Hoosier point production at Belmont, scoring 44 of Indiana's 63 points in the win.
    • Indiana has won the battle of the boards in each of the first three games and have grabbed 50 or more rebounds in both victories.
    • The Hoosiers have collected 20 or more offensive rebounds in the last two contests. IU did not have a single game during the 2010-11 season where it collected 20 offensive boards.
    • IU has had a different leading scorer and leading rebounder in each of the first three games to begin the 2011-12 season.

    THE COACHES
    Indiana
    Felisha Legette-Jack
    Career Record: 137-140 (10th year)
    Indiana record: 83-77 (6th year)

    Miami (OH)
    Maria Fantanarosa
    Career Record: 206-210 (15th year)
    Murray State Record: 199-190 (14th year)

    MIAMI (OH) AT A GLANCE
    The Miami RedHawks welcome Indiana to Millett Hall riding a two-game winning streak, coming off their most recent victory over UMass at home, 81-56, on Nov. 19. Courtney Osborn leads the team in scoring and assists averaging 16.7 points and 5.0 assists per game through three contests. Hannah Robertson also averages double-figure points at 11.0 ppg while shooting 51.9-percent from the field. As a team, Miami shoots 41.7-percent overall and averages 10.0 steals per game. The RedHawks are 1-0 in their lone home game this season. Miami topped IU in Bloomington last season, 67-61, on Dec. 9, 2010.

    THREE GAMES, FOUR DOUBLE-DOUBLES
    In Indiana's first three games, four Hoosiers have had double-double performances with at least one IU player achieving the feat in each contest. Most recently freshman Quaneisha McCurty achieved her first career double-double at Belmont on Nov. 18. McCurty scored 10 points and had 16 rebounds in the IU victory. Two Hoosiers accomplished double-doubles in IU's win over Murray State on Nov. 14 as Jasmine McGhee had 19 points and 11 rebounds and Georgie Jones finished with 16 points and 13 boards on the night. It was McGhee's first Division I double-double and Jones' first while playing the Hoosiers and the second overall of her collegiate career. Redshirt junior Sasha Chaplin also had a double-double to start the year at Central Arkansas on Nov. 11. Chaplin led the Hoosiers with 13 points and 10 rebounds in the effort. It marked Chaplin's first double-double since Dec. 22, 2009 vs. Toledo and it was the fifth time she had accomplished the feat in her career.

    WINNING THE BATTLE FOR BOARDS
    Indiana has won the battle of the boards in each of the first three games to begin the 2011-12 campaign. At Belmont on Nov. 18, IU outrebounded the Bruins, 55-41, for the team's second-consecutive 50-plus rebound effort as the Hoosiers also outrebounded Murray State, 50-45, in the home opening win on Nov. 14. In the season opener, IU brought down 40 rebounds to Central Arkansas' 31. Indiana outrebounded opponents in just nine games a year ago and went 6-3 in those contests.

    GETTING 50 BOARDS IS NICE, EVEN BETTER WHEN IT'S TWICE
    With Indiana's back-to-back 50-plus rebound performances, it marks the first time IU has accomplished that feat since bringing in 50 or more boards in consecutive games during the 2008-09 season. That year, the Hoosiers had 59 rebounds at Saint Marys on Nov. 29, 2008 and followed that with 50 boards at Miami (Fla.) on Dec. 5, 2008. Indiana won both of those contests.

    THREE GAMES, THREE DIFFERENT LEADERS
    In all three of IU's contest this season, a different Hoosier has led the team in scoring for each contest. In the season opener, Sasha Chaplin paced the team scoring 13 points at Central Arkansas on Nov. 11. Against Murray State, Jasmine McGhee led all Hoosier scorers tallying 19 points in the victory. At Belmont on Nov. 18, Aulani Sinclair was the scoring leader for IU, finishing the game with 12 points off the bench.

    Three different Hoosiers have also led the squad in rebounding in each contest. Chaplin also led IU at Central Arkansas with 13 rebounds. Georgie Jones was the lead rebounder vs. MSU on Nov. 14 with 13 boards as Quaneisha McCurty was a rebounding machine with 16 at Belmont.

    IT'S BEEN NEARLY EIGHT YEARS
    Quaneisha McCurty not only accomplished a double-double at Belmont with 10 points and 16 rebounds, she also blocked two shots and had two assists while shooting 4-of-10 from the field in 22 minutes of play. Her 16 boards are the most rebounds for a freshman since Sarah McKay grabbed 16 caroms in her freshman season at IU on Dec. 31, 2003 against Wisconsin. The total ties McCurty for fifth all-time on Indiana's freshman single-game record list.

    A BOOMING BENCH AT BELMONT
    In the win at Belmont, the Hoosier bench accounted for 69.8-percent of the teams total scoring output scoring 44 of IU's 63 points on the night. All three double-digit scorers for Indiana came off the bench to provide the team with a spark. Aulani Sinclair led the way with 12 points, Alisha Goodwin had 11 points and Quaneisha McCurty added 10 points. Other reserves getting into the scoring column were Candyce Ussery with seven points and Necole Sterling with four.

    SENSATIONAL SINCLAIR
    Junior captain Aulani Sinclair had a perfect night shooting the basketball at Belmont. The Eminence, Ind., native scored 12 points on the night, but did so without missing a single shot attempt the entire game. Sinclair went 4-of-4 from the floor, 2-of-2 from 3-point range and 2-of-2 from the free throw line. It was the first time in Sinclair's career that she had never missed a shot for an entire game.

    MORE CHANCES MEANS MORE POINTS
    In Indiana's last two games, the Hoosiers have brought down 20 or more offensive rebounds in both contests with 21 vs. Murray State and 23 at Belmont. IU scored 34 second-chance points (17 vs. Murray State, 17 at Belmont) in those games. That second-chance point total accounts for just over 25-percent of Indiana's total point output in the two matchups. Indiana did not have one game during the 2010-11 season with 20 or more offensive boards. The last time the Hoosiers collected 20 or more offensive rebounds in a game was on March 4, 2010 vs. Illinois at the Big Ten Tournament when the team had 20 caroms on the offensive end.

     

     

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