Women's Basketball

    Hoosiers Head to Kansas for Sunday Match-Up with the Jayhawks

    Go Hoosiers! Junior Whitney Thomas recorded her first double-double of the season at Dayton with 20 points and 14 rebounds.
    Go Hoosiers!
    Junior Whitney Thomas recorded her first double-double of the season at Dayton with 20 points and 14 rebounds.
    Go Hoosiers!

    Dec. 8, 2007

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    Indiana (4-4) at Kansas (6-1)
    Sunday, Dec. 9, 2007 • 3 p.m. ET
    Allen Fieldhouse (16,300) • Lawrence, Kan.

    BROADCAST INFORMATION
    Radio: WHCC 105.1 FM - Scot McCauley (play-by-play)
    Sunflower TV Network/ESPN360.com - Kevin Romary (play-by-play), Steven Davis (analyst)

    THE OPENING TIP
    The Hoosiers close out a two-game road stand in the Sunflower State when they take on the Kansas Jayhawks on Sunday, Dec. 9, at 3 p.m. ET. IU leads the all-time series with the Jayhawks, 1-0, after winning a 63-48 on Dec. 21, 2007, in Assembly Hall. The game will be broadcast live on WHCC 105.1 FM and will also be broadcast on the Sunflower TV Network and ESPN360.com. The ESPN360.com broadcast is subscription only.

    Following IU's contest at Kansas, Indiana will be back in Assembly Hall on Sunday, Dec. 16 to face Bowling Green State at 2 p.m. ET. The Hoosiers matchup with the Falcons will be broadcast live on the Big Ten Network.

    LAST TIME OUT
    A second-half surge led Dayton to its seventh straight win, 67-59, over the Indiana basketball team on Wednesday night. The Hoosiers were led by a stellar effort from Whitney Thomas, who notched her first double-double of the season, and the 11th of her career, with 20 points and a career-high 14 rebounds.

    Amber Jackson (15) and Jamie Braun (12) also finished in double figures for the Hoosiers, while Braun added nine rebounds in the game. Though Indiana shot just .308 from the field (20-for-65), the Hoosiers had one of the best nights in school history at the free-throw line, shooting 19-for-20 for the second-highest free-throw percentage (.950) in school history.

    The Flyers placed four players in double figures, led by Nikki Oakland's 17 points and nine rebounds. UD shot 36.9 percent from the field in the game, but was 15-for-25 (.600) in the second half to pull away from the Hoosiers after going just 9-for-40 in the opening half.

    THE COACHES
    IU head coach Felisha Legette-Jack enters her second year at the helm of the Hoosier program with a career mark of 77-81 over six seasons. She led the Hoosiers to the third round of the 2007 WNIT and to a 19-14 overall mark last season. Kansas head coach Bonnie Henrickson enters her fourth season as the leader of the Jayhawks with a career mark of 204-112 and a record of 46-50 at Kansas.

    SCOUTING THE JAYHAWKS
    Kansas enters Sunday's game on a three-game winning streak after knocking off Marquette, 74-55, on Dec. 6 to improve to 6-1 overall.

    The Jayhawks held Marquette to 33.3 (20-of-60) percent from the floor, while sinking 23-of-47 of their shots for 48.9 percent on the game. Kansas also dominated the boards, outrebouding Marquette, 43-28. Danielle McCray led all players with 29 points on 8-of-18 shooting from the field, including a 3-pointer, and 12-of-14 from the free throw line. She also tallied 13 rebounds, two assists and two steals in the win. Sade Morris also netted 18 points as she sank 5-of-8 from the floor and 8-of-8 from the free throw line.

    McCray is leading the Jayhawks with 17.3 points and 8.1 rebounds per game. Morris also averaging double-digit points on the season with 14.0 per contest. Kansas is shooting 48.0 (31-of-90) from the field, while holding its opponents to 32.2 (27-of-102) percent from the field. The Jayhawks are also outrebounding their opponents, 41.6 to 35.3 boards per game.

    LAST TIME VS. KANSAS
    Former Hoosier Carrie Smith scored a game-high 13 points off the bench to lead four Hoosiers in double figures as the Indiana women's basketball team topped Kansas, 63-48, on Branch McCracken Court at Assembly Hall on Thursday, Dec. 21.

    Sarah McKay and Leah Enterline each netted 12 points and freshman Jamie Braun added 11 points in the win.

    The Hoosiers and the Jayhawks played nose-to-nose throughout the first seven and a half minutes of the game before Carrie Smith sparked an 18-5 run at the 13:17 mark that gave Indiana a 26-15 lead with 2:34 remaining in the half. However, Kansas came back and closed the first half with an 8-2 run that cut the deficit to five, 28-23, at the break.

    Kansas came charging out of halftime on a 4-0 streak that cut the Hoosiers' lead to one, 28-27, within the first 1:15 of the second half. IU answered with a 3-pointer from Braun and a free throw from Michelle Carr to increase the Hoosier advantage to 32-27. The Jayhawks used a jumper from Ivana Catic and a layup from Shaquina Mosley to cut the lead to just one, 32-31, with 16:15 left in the game. A three-point play from Enterline increased IU's lead back to four, 35-31, with 15:27 remaining. Another three-point play from Enterline gave the Hoosiers a seven-point advantage, 38-31, with 13:07 to go. A layup from KU's Porscha Weddington stopped the Indiana run and put the Jayhawks within five, 38-33 at the 12:04 mark. However, the Hoosiers outscored the Jayhawks 25-15 in the final 11:30 minutes for the 63-48 win.

    The Hoosiers outrebounded Kansas, 43-33, and held the Jayhawks to 33.9 percent (20-of-59) shooting from the field. IU also held the advantage in the paint, outscoring KU, 40-26. Carrie Smith sank 5-of-9 from the field, including a 3-pointer and a pair of free throws for her 13 points. She also tied a career-high with seven rebounds. McKay sank 5-of-8 from floor and added 2-of-3 shooting from the free throw line. Enterline earned nine of her 12 points on a trio of three-point plays, while hitting 4-of-5 from the floor and the line. Kim Roberson led all players with a career-high nine rebounds. Nikki Smith extended her consecutive free throws streak to 28 as she hit 2-of-2 from the line.

    Marija Zinic led the Jayhawks with 10 points on 5-of-12 shooting from the floor and added six boards.

    HOOSIERS DOMINATE THE LINE
    Indiana used the free throw line to its advantage as it shot 19-of-20 from the charity strip at Dayton on Dec. 5 for 95.0 percent on the game. The percentage is the second-best in school history. The Hoosiers' top percentage of 1.000 (14-of-14) percent was recorded against Michigan State during the 1987 season.

    HOOSIERS FACE TOUGH CHALLENGE
    The 2007-08 Indiana basketball schedule features some of the toughest competition in the nation. The Hoosiers boasts games against fourtop-25 teams in this year's ESPN/USA Today Preseason Coaches Poll and five top-25 squads in the preseason AP poll.

    IU will close out the non-conference portion of the schedule against No. 13/13 West Virginia on Saturday, Dec. 22 in Bloomington. The Hoosiers will also go up against ranked league foes in No. 19/18 Ohio State (1/10, 2/25) No. 23/23 Michigan State (1/20, 2/14) this season. (Rankings are as of Dec. 5.)

    WHAT BRAUN CAN DO FOR IU
    In IU's first eight games, sophomore Jamie Braun has proven that she belongs in a starting role. After earning Big Ten Sixth Player of the Year in 2007, Braun has led the Hoosiers in scoring with 14.9 points per game and assists with 3.5 per game.

    She ranks fifth in the Big Ten in steals (2.25), sixth in assists per game and in scoring. Braun has led IU in scoring in five games this season, including a 24-point outing against Ball State on Nov. 17.

    LINN HAS BIG DAY
    Freshman Haylie Linn had quite a night in IU's contest against Florida State. The 5-11 guard was a perfect 5-of-5 from the 3-point line against the Seminoles for a career-high 16 points. Linn is currently shooting 46.2 (6-of-13) percent from beyond the arc.

    JACKSON ONE OF THE NATION'S LEADERS
    Despite missing the 2006-07 season due to NCAA Division I transfer rules, Amber Jackson hasn't lost her touch when it comes to scoring.

    After ranking second in the nation in field goal percentage as a sophomore at San Jose State, Jackson ranked 12th nationally with a 60.7 (37-of-61) shooting percentage from the floor heading into the Dayton game. Jackson is averaging 12.3 points per game with a season-high of 22 points in the Hoosiers' season-opener against Albany. She has netted double-digit points six of IU's eight games this year.

    CATCH THE HOOSIERS ON TV
    Fans will have a chance to see the Indiana women's basketball team on the Big Ten Network and ESPN 360 at least 11 times during the 2007-08 season.

    The Hoosiers' tight battle with No. 21/22 Florida State in the inaugural Big Ten/ACC Challenge was the first time IU fans were able to catch the Hoosiers on the Big Ten Network. Indiana has two more non-conference contest on the network when it faces NCAA Sweet 16 participant Bowling Green on Sunday, Dec. 16 at 2 p.m., and West Virginia on Saturday, Dec. 22 in Bloomington. IU will also get its first appearance on ESPN 360 when it visits Kansas on Sunday, Dec. 9.

    The Hoosiers first Big Ten game will be featured on the network when they travel to Evanston, Ill. to take on Northwestern on Monday, Dec. 31 at 3 p.m. IU will battle its rival Purdue on the Big Ten Network, both in Bloomington and in West Lafayette. The Hoosiers and Boilermakers first meeting will take place on Thursday, Jan. 3 with an 8 p.m. tip-off in Assembly Hall. The two teams will wrap up the regular season series in West Lafayette on Monday, Jan. 14 at 7 p.m. in Mackey Arena.

    Indiana contests at Illinois (Sun., Feb. 10/2 p.m. ET), and against Michigan (Sun., Feb. 17/12 p.m. ET) and Ohio State (Mon., Feb. 25/7 p.m. ET) will also be televised nationally. The Hoosiers final game of the regular season against Penn State on Sun., March 2 is currently listed as a Big Ten Network Wild Card game with a decision to be made by the network by Feb. 18. Other wild card games on March 2 include Purdue at Illinois, Minnesota at Michigan, Iowa at Wisconsin and Northwestern at Ohio State.

    All dates and times listed above are subject to change.

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    LEGETTE-JACK INKS THREE
    Indiana head women's basketball coach Felisha Legette-Jack has announced the signing of three players for the 2008-09 roster with Danilsa Andujar, Sasha Chaplin and Lindsay Enterline.

    Andujar, a 6-2 forward, comes to IU from Dillard High School in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. During her junior season, Andujar averaged 6.1 points and 5.5 rebounds per game. She helped Dillard win a County Big-8 title, and earn runner-up honors at the Peach State Classic, in District 5A at the regional quarterfinal. Andujar earned All-Broward Honorable Mention honors as a sophomore and junior. A native of the Dominican Republic, Andujar was a member of the junior national team in 2006.

    Chaplin, a 6-3 forward from St. Petersburg Catholic High School in St. Petersburg, Fla., was an all-state first team selection as a junior. She averaged 17.9 points, 14.8 rebounds, three blocks and two steals per game as a junior, earning first team all-Suncoast and first team all-county honors. Chaplin was a co-captain in 2006-07 and named her team's Most Valuable Player after setting a school record with 31 rebounds in the district championship game.

    Enterline, the younger sister of former Hoosier point guard Leah Enterline, is a 6-0 forward from Monroeville, Ind. She averaged 13.0 points, 4.8 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 2.3 steals per game at Heritage High School her sophomore year. She was named to the 2007 Indiana Junior All-Star team.

     

     


       

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