IU women take on Murray State

Comments Off by   |   Monday, November 12, 2012 - 5:57 pm EDT

The Indiana women’s basketball team looks to rebound from its season-opening loss with a game at Murray State tonight at 8 p.m.

Coach Curt Miller hasn’t tried to fool anyone with expectations for this year’s team. Since taking the job in the spring, he’s stressed that the Hoosiers will be a work in progress. That was evident in Friday’s 64-52 loss at Valparaiso, where Miller made a point to say that the Hoosiers were simply outworked. They were out-rebounded 41-29 and shot only 37 percent from the field.

If you’re looking for bright spots, there were a few on Friday:

— Aulani Sinclair carried Indiana at Valpo. She scored a game-high 20 points and has now scored in double figures 33 times in her career.

— Milika Tuafa made her first career start and scored eight points and pulled down a team-high eight rebounds.

— Indiana forced 24 turnovers and made 13 steals.

Murray State, which lost to Western Kentucky, 80-69, fell to Indiana in Bloomington last November. The Racers return leading scorer Erica Burgess, who put up 20 points, five rebounds, six assists and four steals against the Hoosiers last season.

In other IU women’s basketball news, the Hoosiers received a commitment from Arizona forward Lyndsay Leikem on Monday. Leikem, a 6-foot-1 senior at Flowing Wells (Ariz.) High School, averaged a double-double last year with 15.3 points per game and 11.3 rebounds per game. Leikem originally committed to Ole Miss, but reopened her recruitment after Rebels coach Adrian Wiggins was placed on administrative leave last month amid allegations of recruiting violations and academic misconduct committed by members of his staff.

Leikem is Indiana’s second commitment for the 2013 class in the last five days. Former Bowling Green commit Karlee McBride, a 5-foot-10 guard from Erie, Pa., committed to Indiana on Thursday. Other 2013 commits are 5-10 guard Alexis Gassion (Fairborn, OH), 5-5 PG Larryn Brooks (Richmond, Ky.), 5-9 PG Taylor Agler (Westerville, OH) and 6-3 post Jenn Anderson (Westfield).

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