Nov. 27, 2010
CLEVELAND STATE (5-0) at INDIANA (2-3)
Sunday, Nov. 28, 2010 | 2 p.m. ET
Assembly Hall (17,357) | Blomington, Ind.
Series Record: Indiana leads 2-1
Radio: WHCC 105.1 FM (Jeremy Gray, play-by-play)
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Indiana Notes:Game 6 vs. Cleveland State
THE OPENING TIP
The Hoosiers conclude their current two-game homestand with a visit from Cleveland State to Assembly Hall in Bloomington, Ind. The game can be heard live on WHCC 105.1 FM as Jeremy Gray will be on the call with a 2 p.m. ET tip-off time.
DID YOU KNOW?
Indiana currently leads the Big Ten in steals averaging 11.4 per game and has forced a conference-best 23.2 turnovers per contest.
IU forced 31 Saint Louis turnovers on Nov. 24, marking the highest total since the Hoosiers forced 36 against Long Beach State on Dec. 16, 2001.
Senior Andrea McGuirt set a career-high with six steals against Saint Louis on Nov. 24. Her classmate Whitney Lindsay also recorded a career-best six steals against Memphis this season, tying both of them for the best single-game performance in the Big Ten this year.
CSU head coach Kate Peterson Abiad was an assistant coach at Indiana for two seasons during the 1991-92 and 1992-93 campaigns under then-IU head coach Jim Izard.
The Hoosier bench is averaging 24.6 points per contest this year. In every game this season a non-starter has contributed 15 or more points off the bench.
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 128-122. She is 74-59 at the Hoosier helm. Kate Peterson Abiad is currently in her eigth season as a head coach and has led the Cleveland State program in each of those years. She currently has a career record of 90-128.
WHAT'S COMING UP
IU will head south for its ACC/Big Ten Challenge game at Clemson on Dec. 2. Tip-off is scheduled for 7 p.m. The Hoosiers will return home to play in their first nationally-televised game this season against future Big Ten rival Nebraska. The game will be broadcast live on the Big Ten Network on Dec. 5 at Noon ET.
SCOUTING THE VIKINGS
Cleveland State enters Sunday's game with an unblimished 5-0 record with earning its last victory over Florida A&M on Friday night in a 67-49 decision.
Four Vikings are averaging double-figures, with six or more players tallying eight or more points per game this season. Cleveland State is led by Shalonda Winton averaging 14.2 ppg and grabbing 9.4 boards per contest and is coming off a double-double performance in CSU's win on Friday (11 points, 14 rebounds). Janelle Adams, Destinee Blue and Shawnita Keane will also contribute offensively with each averaging over 10 points a game. Off the bench, Tamika Keane will be a threat from 3-point range as she has connected on 50 percent of her attempts from beyond the arc.
This will be Cleveland State's first visit to Bloomington since Dec. 18, 1998.
Indiana leads the all-time series with CSU, 2-1. The Vikings won a close contest last season at home against the Hoosiers on Dec. 19, 2009, pulling out a 77-75 victory. IU won the two previous meetings in 1988 and 1998.
LAST THREE MEETINGS VS. CLEVELAND STATE
Away, L, 75-77, Dec. 19, 2009
Home, W, 91-67, Dec. 18,1998
Home, W, 65-33, Nov. 25, 1988
FORCING THE TURNOVER
The Hoosiers currently lead the Big Ten in steals averaging 11.4 per game and has forced a conference-best 23.2 turnovers per contest. Against Saint Louis, the Hoosiers forced 31 turnovers, the most forced in a game during head coach Felisha Legette-Jack's tenure and it was the first time IU had caused 30 or more turnovers since Dec. 16, 2001, when Long Beach State had 36 against the Hoosiers.
DAVIS STILL SEEING DOUBLE-DIGITS
With a team-leading 17 points against Saint Louis on Nov. 24, senior All-America candidate Jori Davis has scored in double-digits in all five games this season and has an overall streak of 10-consecutive games dating back to last year. Davis is currently averaging 15.8 points and 7.4 rebounds per game. She has also shot 43.8 percent from 3-point range (7-of-16) and averages 3.8 assists and 2.4 steals per game.
ELAM GETS STARTING NOD
Senior Hope Elam earned her first start of the season against SLU on Nov. 24 and continued her stellar play netting 15 points and connecting on a career-best four 3-point field goals. Elam has scored in double-figures in every game this season averaging 15.0 points per game and shooting over 41 percent (28-of-67) from the field. Her current five-game double-figure scoring streak is the best of her career at Indiana, as she had two four-game double-figure point streaks last season. She also has made a team-best 13 3-point field goals in 2010.
SENIORS STEALING FROM FROM THE ENEMY
Senior Andrea McGuirt set a career-mark with six steals against Saint Louis on Nov. 24 bumping her average to 2.4 steals per game, which ties her with Davis for seventh-best in the Big Ten. McGuirt and classmate Whitney Lindsay have both tallied games of six steals this year, which is a single-game best in the Big Ten this season. Lindsay's six thefts against Memphis on Nov. 18 were also a career-best and she currently leads the conference with 3.0 steals per game.
SINCLAIR CONNECTING FROM LONG RANGE
Sophomore Aulani Sinclair has found her range from beyond the arc shooting 40 percent (8-of-20) from 3-point range this season. With eight makes from beyond the arc so far this year, Sinclair is well on her way to her 21 total 3-point field goals made last season.
One mainstay for the Hoosiers this season has been production off the bench. IU non-starters have totaled 123 points in all five games this season which averages to 24.6 points per contest. Against Saint Louis, Davis provided the production from the bench scoring a team-high 17 points in the effort. In every game this season a member of the IU bench has contributed 15 or more points in each of the five games. (Alisha Goodwin - 19 points vs. Ball State, Hope Elam - 15 points vs. St. Bonaventure, 17 points vs. Memphis, 16 points vs. Georgia, Davis - 17 points vs. Saint Louis)
ANDUJAR TIES CAREER MARK
Senior Danilsa Andujar scored a career-best six points against Saint Louis on 3-of-4 shooting from the field. It marks the fifth time in her career she has hit her high-point mark and the first in 2010-11.