Women's Basketball

    Hoosiers Face Bowling Green on the Big Ten Network Sunday

    Go Hoosiers! Junior Whitney Thomas recorded her 12th career double-double on Dec. 9 at Kansas with 13 points and 12 rebounds.
    Go Hoosiers!
    Junior Whitney Thomas recorded her 12th career double-double on Dec. 9 at Kansas with 13 points and 12 rebounds.
    Go Hoosiers!

    Dec. 13, 2007

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    Bowling Green (6-1) at Indiana (4-5)
    Sunday, Dec. 16, 2007 • 2 p.m. ET
    Assembly Hall (17,357) • Bloomington, Ind.

    Radio: WHCC 105.1 FM - Jeremy Gray (play-by-play)
    T.V.: Big Ten Network - Mark Neely (play-by-play), Patricia Babcock-McGraw (analyst)

    The Hoosiers will play their second of at least eight games on the Big Ten Network when they host the Bowling Green Falcons on Branch McCracken Court in Assembly Hall on Sunday, Dec. 16. The IU Department of Athletics would like to welcome Monroe County School Corporation Schools grades K-8, along with the Martinsville, North Lawrence and Richland Bean Blossom schools to Education Day in Assembly Hall. The game will be broadcast live on WHCC 105.1 FM and will also be broadcast on the Big Ten Network.

    The Indiana women's basketball team led by four points midway through the second half, but the Kansas Jayhawks went on a 23-11 run to close out the game and pick up the 69-61 win over the Hoosiers.

    Kim Roberson led Indiana with 22 points while Whitney Thomas added 13 points and 12 rebounds, her second straight double-double. Jamie Braun had eight points, four assists, three steals and tied her career high with 12 rebounds.

    With the score knotted at 6-6 at the 17:20 mark, a 10-3 Indiana run sparked by a layup from Braun, gave the Hoosiers a 16-9 lead with 11:41 remaining in the first half. The Jayhawks cut IU's lead to five on a jumper by Krysten Boogaard, but a pair of free throw from Jori Davis regained a seven-point advantage for Indiana with 10:53 to go. However, Kansas outscored the Hoosiers, 24-15 in the final 10 minutes of the half to take a 35-31 lead into the break.

    The Jayhawks (7-1) extended their lead to eight less than two minutes into the second half, but a triple from Roberson cut the Kansas lead to just one with 16:14 left. Indiana (4-5) would take a 48-46 lead on a Roberson layup at the 13:03 mark. But with 6:40 remaining, a Danielle McCray layup gave Kansas a 52-50 lead and they would not trail again.

    IU head coach Felisha Legette-Jack enters her second year at the helm of the Hoosier program with a career mark of 77-82 over six seasons. She led the Hoosiers to the third round of the 2007 WNIT and to a 19-14 overall mark last season.

    Bowling Green head coach Curt Miller, a three-time MAC Coach of the Year, enters his seventh season with an overall mark of 130-61. Miller led the Falcons to an NCAA Sweet 16 appearance and to their third straight MAC regular season and tournament championship in 2007.

    Bowling Green enters Sunday's game with a 6-1 mark overall and a four-game road winning streak.

    The Falcons are coming off an 86-84 overtime loss to No. 16 Notre Dame in Bowling Green on Wednesday, Dec. 5. BGSU outshot the Fighting Irish, 47.3 (26-of-55) percent to 45.6 (31-of-68) percent. Notre Dame dominated the boards, 37-32. However, the Falcons shot 50.0 (9-of-18) percent from the 3-point line. Kate Achter led Bowling Green with 20 points, while Lauren Prochaska added 18, Crystal Murdaugh scored 14 and Tara Breske netted 10 points.

    Bowling Green is averaging 72. 6 points per game as a team, outscoring its opponents by 11.9 points per game. The Falcons are averaging 33.1 rebounds per game and are shooting 44.1 (177-of-401) percent from the floor. Achter is leading BGSU with 17.6 points per game, while Prochaska is averaging 14.9 points per contest. Lindsey Goldsberry is leading the Falcons in rebounding with 4.9 boards per game.

    The Indiana women's basketball team fell at then-No. 22 Bowling Green, 82-47, on Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2006 in Anderson Arena. Nikki Smith led the Hoosiers with nine points in the loss.

    With the score tied at 5-5, the Falcons went on a 38-14 run by way of eight 3-pointers in the final 14:28 of the first half to take a 43-19 lead into the break. Bowling Green's Liz Honegger led scored 17 points in the first half on 5-of-7 shooting from the floor, including 4-of-5 from beyond the arc and 3-of-4 from the line. Whitney Thomas posted eight rebounds, all on the defensive end, to lead all players in the opening stanza.

    IU came out of the break outscoring the Falcons, 4-2, on a pair of layups from Thomas. However, Bowling Green continued to dominate as it maintained at least a 28 point advantage en route to the 82-47 win.

    Indiana shot 29.6 percent (16-of-54) from the floor to Bowling Green's 41.7 percent (25-of-60) in the game. The Falcons won the battle on the boards, 45-36, and also scored 19 second-chance points.

    In addition to her nine points, Smith had four rebounds, while Thomas led the team with 13 boards and two blocks. Sarah McKay added seven points, six rebounds and one block for the Hoosiers.

    Bowling Green was led by three players in double-figures. Honegger finished with 17 points while Ali Mann added 14 and Kate Achter tallied 10. Mann, Honegger and Carin Horne each had six rebounds to lead the Falcons.

    Junior Whitney Thomas has collected two straight doubles-doubles, raising her career total to 12. Against Dayton on Dec. 5, Thomas netted 20 points and added 14 rebounds. She followed that performance with 13 points and 12 rebounds at Kansas. Thomas' highs in each category are 21 points (twice, last vs. UAPB, 11/13/07) and 14 rebounds (twice, last vs. Dayton, 12/05/07).

    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. That 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.

    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. 17/19 Ohio State (1/10, 2/25) No. 21/21 Michigan State (1/20, 2/14) this season.

    In IU's first nine 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 14.1 points per game and assists with 3.6 per game. She ranks fifth in the Big Ten in steals (2.33), eighth 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.

    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 16th nationally with a 59.7 (46-of-77) shooting percentage from the floor. Jackson is averaging 11.3 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 nine games this year.

    Fans will have a chance to see the Indiana women's basketball team on the Big Ten Network at least eight 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 one more non-conference contest on the network when it faces NCAA Sweet 16 participant Bowling Green on Sunday, Dec. 16 at 2 p.m. in Bloomington. 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.

    The Big Ten Network is dedicated to covering the Big Ten Conference and its 11 member institutions. The Big Ten Network will provide unprecedented access to an extensive schedule of conference sports events and shows; original programs in academics, the arts and sciences; campus activities; and associated personalities. Sports programming will include live coverage of more major men's and women's events than ever before, along with news, highlights and analysis, all complemented by hours of university-produced campus programming. The network is available to all cable and satellite carriers and television distributors nationwide, with most programs offered in stunning high-definition television (HDTV). The Big Ten Network is a joint venture between subsidiaries of the Big Ten Conference and Fox Cable Networks.

    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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