Women's Basketball

    Indiana Begins Three Game Road Swing at Toledo

    Go Hoosiers! Junior Alisha Goodwin
    Go Hoosiers!
    Junior Alisha Goodwin
    Go Hoosiers!

    Dec. 11, 2010

    INDIANA (5-4) at TOLEDO (5-4)
     Date Sunday, Dec. 12
     Time 2 p.m. ET
     Location Toledo, Ohio | Savage Arena
     Radio WHCC 105.1 FM
    Jeremy Gray, play-by-play
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    THE OPENING TIP
    The Hoosiers head to Toledo to battle the Rockets on Dec. 12 with a 2 p.m. ET tip-off. The game can be heard locally on Hoosier Country WHCC 105.1 FM with Jeremy Gray on the Call.

    DID YOU KNOW?
    • Senior All-America candidate Jori Davis now sits 15th on Indiana all-time career scoring list. With her 31 points against Miami (OH) on Dec. 9, Davis has now totaled 1,193 points in her career. She is 47 points shy of Whitney Thomas' (2005-09) mark of 1,240 for 14th place.
    • IU continues to get it done defensively leading the Big Ten with forcing 22.6 opponent turnovers per game. The Hoosiers also lead the conference in steals at 11.3 per contest, and have the Big Ten's best turnover margin at +4.4.
    • The Hoosiers are embarking on a stretch where five of their next six games will be on the road. After a stop in Toledo on Sunday, IU will play a pair in the Sunshine State against FIU and Florida Gulf Coast. Then will open at home in Big Ten play against Northwestern before heading to Minnesota and Ohio State to start 2011.

    THE COACHES
    IU head coach Felisha Legette-Jack is in her fifth year at Indiana and ninth year overall. She has a career mark of 131-123 and is 77-60 at the Hoosier helm. Toledo's Tricia Cullop is in her third season guiding the Rockets and is in her 11th year of being a head coach overall. Cullop has copiled a 171-136 record in her career and is 48-26 while leading UT.

    WHAT'S COMING UP
    After finals this week, the Hoosiers will head south to Florida for a pair of road games. The first against FIU on Dec. 18 at 4:30 p.m. IU will then head to Ft. Meyers, Fla. to play Florida Gulf Coast on Dec. 21 with a 7:30 p.m. start. The Big Ten season begins at home on Dec. 30 when Northwestern comes to town.

    SCOUTING THE ROCKETS
    Toledo welcomes Indiana to Savage Arena on the heels of a 64-36 rout over Oakland on Friday night. The Rockets had a balanced attack with four players reaching double digits while the team shot 45.3 percent from the field for the game, and holding Oakland to just 22 percent shooting.

    Senior Melissa Goodall leads Toledo in scoring averaging 14.6 points per game. The 6-2 forward is doing so by shooting over 50 percent from the field and grabbing 6.0 boards per contest. The other Rocket averaging double-figure points is junior guard Naama Shafir at 13.1 ppg. Shafir will also look to dish the ball as she leads the team in assists averaging 5.8 per game. The Hoosiers will also have to keep their eye on senior Jessica Williams from the outside. Williams leads Toledo in 3-point shooting hitting on 33.9 percent of her attempts and is the team leader in makes beyond the arc (20).

    As a team, the Rockets shoot over 41 percent from the field, but have struggled from 3-point range connecting on 26.3 percent of their shots beyond the arc.

    THE SERIES
    Thursday will mark the fifth meeting between Indiana and Toledo as IU owns a 3-1 edge in the overall series. It will be the first visit to Toledo for the Hoosiers since they picked up a 61-60 win on March 15, 1998 in the WNIT.

    Indiana won last year's meeting in Bloomington, 73-63 on Dec. 22, 1009. Toledo's last victory over IU came on Nov. 30, 1996 in an 82-80 decision.

    LAST 4 MEETINGS VS. TOLEDO
    Home, W, 95-50, Nov. 23, 1985
    Home, L, 80-82, Nov. 30, 1996
    Away, W, 61-60, March 15, 1998
    Home, W, 73-63, Dec. 22, 2010

    TIGHT GAMES WITH TOLEDO
    In the last three meetings between IU and Toledo, the final score margin has averaged 4.3 points between to the two teams. Two of those games have been decided by two points or less.

    GETTING DEFENSIVE
    Indiana continues to get it done defensively leading the Big Ten with forcing 22.6 opponent turnovers per game. The Hoosiers also lead the conference in steals at 11.3 per contest, and have the Big Ten's best turnover margin at +4.4. IU has forced 20 or more turnovers in seven of nine games this season including a trio of games where they forced 25 or more turnovers (25 vs. St. Bonaventure, 31 vs. Saint Louis, 26 vs. Miami). Indiana has also stole the ball 10 or more times in all but one game this season.

    DAVIS PUTTING UP ALL-AMERICA NUMBERS
    Senior All-America candidate Jori Davis netted 31 points against Miami on Dec. 9, the second-highest single-game point total in her career. She scored 25 of that total in the second half. Davis has now scored in double-figured in 13-consecutive games dating back to last season. The Rochester, N.Y., native boosted her average to 19.1 points and 7.3 rebounds per game to lead the team in both categories. She has also passed for 3.3 assists and grabbed 2.7 steals per contest.

    Davis has tallied two double-doubles this season with 19 points and 15 rebounds at Ball State on Nov. 12, and again on Nov. 28 against Cleveland State with 24 points and 11 boards. She just missed a double-double opportunity in IU's last game against Miami when she grabbed nine rebounds to go along with her 31 points.

    JORI JUMPING TO 15TH ON ALL-TIME LIST
    Davis now sits 15th on Indiana all-time career scoring list. With her 31 points against Miami (OH) on Dec. 9, Davis has now totaled 1,193 points in her career. She now sits 47 points shy of Whitney Thomas' (2005-09) mark of 1,240 for 14th place and is 72 points away from Sue Hodges' (1978-81) total of 1265 points.

     

     


       

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