Dec. 4, 2010
No. 24/19 NEBRASKA at INDIANA (4-3)
Sunday, Dec. 5 | Noon ET
Assembly Hall (17,357) | Bloomington, Ind.
Series Record: Indiana leads 1-0
Television: Big Ten Network (Lisa Byington and Stephanie White, announcers)
Radio: WHCC 105.1 FM (Jeremy Gray, play-by-play)
Live Stats: GameTracker
Indiana Notes: Game 7 vs. Nebraska
THE OPENING TIP
The Hoosiers return home to battle No. 24/19 Nebraska at Assembly Hall on Dec. 5 at Noon. Sunday will be the first nationally-televised game of the season for Indiana and can be seen live on the Big Ten Network. The game can be heard on WHCC 105.1 FM with Jeremy Gray on the call.
DID YOU KNOW?
Senior All-America candidate Jori Davis currently sits 17th on IU's all-time career scoring list with 1,141 points in her career and is just 18 points shy of Linda Cunningham's (1983-86) 1,169 points for 16th and 22 points behind Zan Jefferie's (1988-91) 1,173 point total for 15th.
Sunday's game is the first of six regular-season nationally-televised games for the Hoosiers. The game is live on the Big Ten Network.
Nebraska women's basketball team comes to Bloomington for the first time in school history. Indiana beat the Cornhuskers in an 83-80 decision in on Nov. 26, 1994 in Lincoln, Neb.
The Hoosier defense has forced 20 or more opponent turnovers in every game except one this season. IU leads the Big Ten forcing 22.9 opponent mistakes and is grabbing a conference-best 11.1 steals per game.
A member of the Indiana bench has scored 10 or more points in every contest this season, IU non-starters have averaged 21.6 points per game this year.
IU head coach Felisha Legette-Jack is in her fifth year at Indiana with an overall mark of 130-122. She is 76-59 at the Hoosier helm. Connie Yori is in her 21st season as a head coach with a 354-239 record. She has tallied a 159-99 while in the midst of her ninth season leading Nebraska.
WHAT'S COMING UP
Indiana will face-off against Miami (OH) at Assembly Hall on Dec. 9 at 7 p.m. and the game will be streamed on BigTenNetwork.com. The Hoosiers will then head to Toledo to battle the Rockets on Dec. 12 for their last game before finals week.
SCOUTING THE CORNHUSKERS
Nebraska plays its second road game of the season as it visits Assembly Hall with a perfect 6-0 record to start the year. The Cornhuskers were winners over UNLV at home in their last outing, 65-41.
NU has four starters averaging double-figure points led by a Freshman in Jordan Hooper with 16.8 points per game. Hooper is shooting 49.4 percent from the field and leads the team in 3-point makes with 14 while shooting 43.8 percent from beyond the arc. Dominique Kelley will also be an offensive threat as the senior guard nets 16.3 points per contest and connects on 92 percent of her free throws (46-for-50). She is currently getting to the line over eight times a game. Sophomore guard Lindsey Moore contributes 12.3 points a game and is shooting lights out at a 52.8 percent clip on the season. Senior center Catheryn Redmon will be a presence in the post with her 10.7 points and 7.7 boards per game.
As a team, Nebraska connects on 47.6 percent of their field goal attempts and hits on over 40 percent of their 3-point tries.
Sunday marks only the second meeting between Nebraska and Indiana as IU beat the Cornhuskers in an 83-80 decision on Nov. 26, 1994 in Lincoln, Neb. The contest was the championship game of the CableVision Classic. It will also mark the inaugural visit of Nebraska's women's basketball program to Bloomington and the first time any NU basketball team has visited IU since Dec. 1974 when the men's team played at Assembly Hall.
ONLY MEETING VS. NEBRASKA
Away, W, 83-80, Nov. 26, 1994
DEFENSE IS KEY
One strong point for Indiana so far this season has been on the defensive side of the ball. IU continues to force a Big Ten leading 22.9 turnovers per game while also grabbing a conference-best 11.1 steals per contest. With Clemson's 23 turnovers on Dec. 2, the Hoosiers have forced 20 or more turnovers in all but one game this season, highlighted by 31 Saint Louis miscues on Nov. 24. The SLU total is the most turnovers forced in head coach Felisha Legette-Jack's tenure at IU, and the most since IU forced 36 mistakes against Long Beach State on Dec. 16, 2001. Indiana has also nabbed 10 or more steals in all but one game this season.
DAVIS LEADING THE WAY
With a team-high 17 points in the win over Clemson, senior All-America candidate Jori Davis continued her double-digit scoring streak of 12-consecutive games dating back to last season. Davis is currently leading the Hoosiers in scoring and rebounding, averaging 17.1 points and 7.6 rebounds per game. Davis has also dished for 3.4 assists and has robbed 2.6 steals per contest.
AYE AYE CAPTAIN
Earning her way to being named the fourth team captain last week with her fellow seniors, Hope Elam has tallied double-figures in every game but one this season and set a new career-high with 11 rebounds against Cleveland State for her first double-double of her career. Elam is currently averaging 13.4 points and 5.0 rebounds per game and has a team-leading 14 makes from beyond the arc in seven games.
Senior Whitney Lindsay had four steals in the win over Clemson to improve her season average to 3.0 steal per game, which ranks second in the Big Ten at this point in the season. Fellow classmates Davis and Andrea McGuirt have each helped lead the way for the defense as well averaging 2.6 and 2.0 steals per contest, respectively. Davis had a career-best five steals against Cleveland State on Nov. 28, as McGuirt set her career mark with six against Memphis on Nov. 18. Davis is currently ranked third in the conference as McGuirt is 11th in the Big Ten in steals per game.
ANDUJAR NETS CAREER-HIGH
Junior Danilsa Andujar scored a career-best eight points in the win over Clemson on Dec. 2. The Miramar, Fla. native went a perfect 4-for-4 from the field adding two blocks and a pair of rebounds.