Dec. 8, 2009
Game 9: UT Martin Skyhawks (1-5) at Indiana Hoosiers (5-3) Notes
Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2009 7 p.m. ET
Assembly Hall (17,357) Bloomington, Ind.
Radio: WHCC 105.1 FM Bloomington Internet: BigTenNetwork.com
All-Time Series: Indiana leads, 3-0
THE OPENING TIP | Lindsay Enterline Interview
The Hoosiers continue non-conference action on Wednesday, Dec. 9, when they host the UT Martin Skyhawks at 7 p.m. ET in Assembly Hall. Jeremy Gray, the voice of the Hoosiers, will call the action from Branch McCracken Court on WHCC 105.1 FM in Bloomington. Wednesday's game will also be streamed live on BigTenNetwork.com for $2.99.
LAST TIME OUT
Junior Jori Davis scored 14 of her 19 points in the second half to help lead the Indiana women's basketball team to a 68-63 come-from-behind win at No. 22/21 Michigan State on Sunday, Dec. 6.
Davis sank 6-of-17 from the field and 6-of-11 from the free throw line and added 11 rebounds for her first double-double of the season. Junior Whitney Lindsay scored 13 points off the bench and tallied four rebounds and three assists, while freshman Aulani Sinclair added 12 points on 4-of-7 shooting from the field, including a pair of 3-pointers, and recorded three rebounds, two steals, one blocked shot and one assist in her first career start.
Michigan State edged Indiana in the battle on the boards, 51-49. However, the Hoosiers outscored the Spartans, 26-22, in the paint and 21-19 on second chance points. Indiana shot 31.7 percent (19-of-60) from the field and 70.3 percent (26-of-37) from the free throw line. IU held Michigan State to 29.0 percent (20-of-69) shooting from the field on the game and 21.2 percent (7-of-33) from the floor in the second half.
IU head coach Felisha Legette-Jack enters her fourth season at the helm of the Hoosiers with a record of 63-43 and a career mark of 117-106. In three season, she has led the Hoosiers to 18-plus wins and three consecutive trips to the postseason.
Kevin McMillan enters his first season at UT Martin and his first season as a collegiate head coach after a very successful high school coaching career.
WHAT'S COMING UP
The Hoosiers return to action on Sunday, Dec. 13, when they visit Saint Louis with a 2 p.m. ET start time. After finals week, IU will travel to Cleveland State on Saturday, Dec. 19 for a 4:30 p.m. ET tip.
NOTES OF INTEREST
Wednesday's meeting marks the fourth all-time between Indiana and UT Martin, with the Hoosiers leading, 3-0.
The Hoosiers are coming off a 68-63 win over No. 21 Michigan State on Sunday, Dec. 6.
IU has three more non-conference games after Wednesday before returning to Big Ten action on Dec. 31 at Purdue.
The Hoosiers are ranked fourth in the Big Ten in 3-point field goal percentage defense (26.5) and scoring offense (72.6).
SCOUTING THE SKYHAWKS
UT Martin enters Wednesday's game with a 1-5 mark, defeating Houston Baptist, 66-53, on Nov. 25. The Skyhawks are led by Alecia Weatherly with 11.7 points per game, while Darnisha Lyles leads UTM on the boards with 8.5 per contest. UT Martin is averaging 52.0 points and 34.0 rebounds per game and shooting 35.5 percent (106-of-299) from the field.
In eight games, the Hoosiers' bench is averaging 22.8 points per game. Last season, IU's bench averaged 7.9 points per game over 32 games.