Nov. 23, 2010
SAINT LOUIS (2-3) at INDIANA (2-2)
Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2010 | 7 p.m. ET
Assembly Hall (17,357) | Bloomington, Ind.
Series Record: Indiana leads 1-0
Radio: WHCC 105.1 FM (Jeremy Gray, play-by-play)
Live Stats: GameTracker
Indiana Notes:Game 5 vs. Saint Louis
THE OPENING TIP
Indiana returns home to welcome Saint Louis to Assembly Hall on Wednesday, Nov. 24 in Bloomington, Ind. The game can be heard live on WHCC 105.1 FM as Jeremy Gray will be on the call with tip scheduled for 7 p.m. ET.
DID YOU KNOW?
Hope Elam was added as a fourth captain for the Hoosiers this week joining fellow seniors Jori Davis, Andrea McGuirt and Whitney Lindsay.
In non-conference play since 2004, the Hoosiers are a perfect 6-0 when they return to Assembly Hall after a road loss.
This will mark the first trip to Bloomington for the Saint Louis women's basketball program as the
Billikens are still in search of their first road win of the season.
Whitney Lindsay continues to lead the Big Ten with 3.5 steals per game and holds a conference-best single game mark with her six steals against Memphis on Nov. 18.
With a win, it will mark IU head coach Felisha Legette Jack's 75th victory as head coach of Indiana.
IU head coach Felisha Legette-Jack is in her fifth year at Indiana with an overall mark of 128-121. She is 74-58 at the Hoosier helm. Saint Louis head coach Shimmy Gray-Miller is 55-97 overall in her sixth season as head coach. Gray-Miller has spent her entire head coaching career leading the Billikens.
WHAT'S COMING UP
The Hoosiers will play host to Cleveland State on Sunday, Nov. 28 at 2 p.m. ET at Assembly Hall. IU will then hit the road again for the ACC/Big Ten Challenge at Clemson on Dec. 2 for a 7 p.m. ET tip-off. Indiana returns home for its first nationally televised game of the season against Nebraska on Dec. 5 at Noon ET on the Big Ten Network.
Since 2004, the Hoosiers are a perfect 6-0 when returning home to play in Bloomington after a road loss in non-conference games only. Indiana's last loss at home after a road defeat in non-conference play was against Arkansas in a 78-70 decision on Dec. 20, 2003.
SCOUTING THE BILLIKENS
Saint Louis comes to Bloomington with a 2-3 record coming off a 72-55 home win over Murray State on Nov. 21.
Senior Lauren Woods is the leader on the floor for the Billikens averaging 13.2 ppg and is the team leader in steals and minutes played. Freshman Lorreal Jones will look to contribute as well. Jones is coming off a double-double performance in SLU's win over Murrary State on Sunday when she scored 12 points and grabbed 14 boards.
The Billikens are still in search of their first road win of the season.
The Hoosiers lead the all-time series over Saint Louis, 1-0, winning in their only contest last season. IU captured the win on the road. This will be SLU's first visit to Bloomington.
LAST MEETING VS. SAINT LOUIS
Away, W, 74-61, Dec. 13, 2009
DAVIS SEES DOUBLE-DIGITS
Senior All-America candidate Jori Davis has scored in double-digits in all four games this season and has an overall streak of nine consecutive games dating back to last year. Davis is currently averaging 15.5 points and 8.3 rebounds per game. She has also shot 41.7 percent from 3-point range (5-of-12) and added 4.0 assists and 2.0 steals per game.
ELAM CATCHES FIRE OFF THE BENCH
Senior Hope Elam has been a spark off the bench for IU through four games. Elam has tallied double-figures in every game, averaging 15.0 points per game while shooting over 41 percent (23-of-55) from the field. She has also connected on a team-high nine 3-point field goals and is shooting 83.3 percent (5-of-6) from the charity stripe.
LINDSAY STEALING LIKE A THIEF
Senior Whitney Lindsay set a career-high with six steals against Memphis on Nov. 18, which is also best in the Big Ten so far this season for a single game. Lindsay is averaging 3.5 steals per game, also a conference best to this point.
SINCLAIR CONNECTING FROM LONG RANGE
Sophomore Aulani Sinclair has found her range from beyond the arc shooting 41.2 percent (7-of-17) from 3-point range in four games. Her seven makes already matches one-third of her total of 21 3-point field goals made for the entire 2009-10 season.
One mainstay for the Hoosiers this season has been production off the bench. IU non-starters have totaled 96 points in all four games this season for an average of 24 points per game. Elam continues to shine in the 6th-man role, coming off the bench in each game averaging 15.0 points and leading the team in scoring with 15 points against St. Bonaventure and 16 points at Georgia.