Dec. 29, 2009
Game 13: Indiana Hoosiers (8-4, 1-0) at Purdue Boilermakers (6-6, 1-1) Notes
Thursday, Dec. 31, 2009 Noon ET
Mackey Arena (14,123) West Lafayette, Ind.
Streamed Audio: IUHoosiers.com (Jeremy Gray) TV: Big Ten Network (Brent Stover, Stephanie White)
All-Time Series: Purdue leads, 43-25
THE OPENING TIP
The Hoosiers continue Big Ten action on Thursday, Dec. 31 when they travel to West Lafayette and battle Purdue for the Barnburner Trophy at Noon ET on the Big Ten Network as Brent Stover and Stephanie White call the action from Mackey Arena. Thursday's game will also be streamed live on IUHoosiers.com with Jeremy Gray on the call.
LAST TIME OUT
Three Hoosiers reached double-digit points with Sasha Chaplin collecting her fourth double-double with 22 points and 12 rebounds as the Indiana women's basketball team topped Toledo, 73-63, in Assembly Hall in its final non-conference game of the season.
Hope Elam led the Hoosiers (8-4) with 24 points and added seven rebounds. Jori Davis also reached double-digits with 18 points. Jamie Braun led IU with five assists, while Chaplin led the Hoosiers with three steals. Chaplin sank 10-of-13 from the field and 2-of-4 from the free throw line for her 24 points. Eight of her 12 rebounds came on the offensive end. Elam made 10-of-15 from the field, 1-of-3 from the 3-point line and 3-of-4 from the free throw line. She also grabbed seven rebounds, five on the offensive side, and added a steal. Davis hit 7-of-13 from the field and added six rebounds, four assists and one steal.
The Hoosiers shot 48.4 percent (30-of-62) from the floor and won the battle on the boards, 43-32. Toledo shot 41.5 percent (22-of-53) from the floor. Indiana outscored the Rockets, 36-24, in the paint and 19-11 on second chance points.
IU head coach Felisha Legette-Jack enters her fourth season at the helm of the Hoosiers with a record of 66-44 and a career mark of 120-107. In three season, she has led the Hoosiers to 18-plus wins and three consecutive trips to the postseason.
Sharon Versyp is in her fourth season at Purdue with a record of 81-38 and her 10th season overall with a mark of 198-103.
WHAT'S COMING UP
The Hoosiers will open the New Year with Michigan State in Assembly Hall with another Noon tip-off on the Big Ten Network. Following the Hoosiers' contest against the Spartans, IU will host Illinois on Jan. 7 at 7 p.m. ET on BigTenNetwork.com, and will travel to State College for a contest against Penn State on Sunday, Jan. 10 at Noon on the Big Ten Network.
NOTES OF INTEREST
Thursday's meeting marks the 69th all-time between Indiana and Purdue, with the Boilers leading, 43-25.
Thursday's game will be the only regular season meeting between Indiana and Purdue, and will be the battle for the Barnburner Trophy. The Hoosiers won last season's trophy with a 71-57 victory in Assembly Hall.
Among Big Ten leaders, the Hoosiers are ranked second in scoring offense (73.6) and 3-point field goal percentage defense (24.8), third in 3-point field goal percentages (35.9), fourth in steals (9.42) and fifth in offensive rebounds (13.75), 3-pointers made (5.83) and field goal percentages (43.8).
SCOUTING THE BOILERMAKERS
Purdue enters Thursday's game with a 6-6 mark overall and a 1-1 record in the Big Ten after defeating Minnesota, 51-43, in Mackey Arena on Dec. 28. Jodi Howell led the Boilers with 13 points, while Chelsea Jones led Purdue on the boards with eight. On the season, Brittany Rayburn leads the Boilermakers with 15.7 points per game. Sam Ostrello is averaging 6.3 rebounds per contest.
CAREER DAYS PART II
Sasha Chaplin topped her previous career high of 19 points (Cleveland State, 12/19) when she netted 22 points against Toledo on Dec. 22, en route to her fourth career double-double. She also tallied a career-high three steals. Hope Elam also recorded a career high when she led all players with 24 points against Rockets in Assembly Hall.
STEADY AS SHE GOES
Jori Davis has been a steady force for the Hoosiers this season, scoring in double-digit points in her last nine games, with a high of 33 against Virginia on Nov. 26. She leads the Hoosiers on the season with 17.0 points per game and ranks fourth among the Big Ten.
LAST TIME IN MACKEY ARENA
Indiana defeated Purdue, 66-54, on Monday, Jan. 14, 2008 as Whitney Thomas led the Hoosiers with 17 points and 18 rebounds. Jamie Braun scored 14 points and added six rebounds and four assists. Kim Roberson added 11 points, four assists and four steals in the win. The Hoosiers outrebounded Purdue, 46-38 and outshot the Boilermakers, 38.9 percent (21-of-54) to 31.8 percent (21-of-66). The win was IU's first since Feb. 9, 2006, which was also in Mackey Arena.
THE Felisha Legette-Jack SHOW
"The Felisha Legette-Jack Show" will have its second airing on Thursday, Dec. 31 at 11:30 a.m. ET on the Big Ten Network. Every installment of "The Felisha Legette-Jack Show" will feature a lengthy interview with Coach Jack, player profiles and a segment highlighting IU's Phenomenal Women program.
HEAD TO THE HALL JAN. 14
Indiana will try and sell out Assembly Hall and win the NCAA Pack the House competition on Jan. 14 against Michigan. Tickets to the Hoosiers battle against the Wolverines are only $1. Tip-off against Michigan is set for 7 p.m. ET.