Hoosiers Face Bowling Green on the Big Ten Network Sunday
Dec. 13, 2007
Bowling Green (6-1) at Indiana (4-5)
THE OPENING TIP
LAST TIME OUT
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.
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.
SCOUTING THE FALCONS
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.
LAST TIME VS. BOWLING GREEN
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.
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CATCH THE HOOSIERS ON TV
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.
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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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