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FINAL
Senior Day ceremony upcoming, but Iowa spoils the party with a victory, shooting 55.8 percent from the field and 9-of-16 on 3-pointers. The Hawkeyes are the fourth team in the last seven games to shoot 50 percent or better from beyond the arc against the Hoosiers. Jaime Printy with 28 points to lead Iowa and Kachine Alexander 27 points and 10 rebounds.

Jori Davis closes out her home career with 28 points, eight assists and eight rebounds. Hope Elam added 14 points, Whitney Lindsay and Alisha Goodwin 13 apiece in the losing effort. HAWKEYES 93, HOOSIERS 79

SECOND HALF
2:20: Only suspense may be if Jori Davis can get two rebounds and two assists for a triple double. HAWKEYES 89, HOOSIERS 77

7:57: Indiana not catching any breaks from the officials, but the Hoosiers aren’t stopping anybody either as Iowa is now shooting 57.5 percent for the game. Jori Davis has 19 points and six assists, but even she can’t keep pace with the Iowa offense. HAWKEYES 71, HOOSIERS 58

11:03: IU rallied from down 12 to within 3 behind Jori Davis, but Iowa has an answer, not coincidentally as Davis went back to the bench for a break with her three fouls. HAWKEYES 59, HOOSIERS 50

16:16: Jori Davis has three fouls and Iowa led by as many as 12 before an Andrea McGuirt layup moments ago. Foul trouble has taken the edge off the IU defense. HAWKEYES 49, HOOSIERS 39

HALFTIME
Indiana bounces back within one twice, but Kamille Wahlin’s late 3 gives Iowa the four-point halftime cushion. Jori Davis with 9 points, 4 assists, three rebounds and two fouls in her final first half at Assembly Hall. Fellow senior Hope Elam also with nine points. Whitney Lindsay has 7 points and three fouls. Aulani Sinclair also with three fouls.

Hoosier shot 55.6 percent from the field but just 2-of-10 from 3. Hawkeyes were 50 percent from the field, 4-of-7 from 3 and 12-of-16 on free throws. Indiana was just 2-of-3 from the line. HAWKEYES 38, HOOSIERS 34

FIRST HALF
3:59: The Indiana bench not able to uphold the strong start as Iowa uses a 12-0 run to take its biggest lead of the game. HAWKEYES 31, HOOSIERS 24

7:59: Alisha Goodwin just became the first non-senior to score with a three-point play, but Jori Davis and Simone Deloach now have two fouls apiece as Iowa just keeps attacking the paint. HOOSIERS 22, HAWKEYES 18

10:32: Four seniors and a freshman working so far for Indiana, which has yet to sub. Simone Deloach with four rebounds and all the points by the seniors. HOOSIERS 18, HAWKEYES 12

14:38: The start of this game looked like the makings of a disaster as Indiana turned it over on the first four possession and five of the first seven. But perfect shooting has helped overcome that as the Hoosiers are 5-of-5 from the field, including 2-of-2 from 3. HOOSIERS 12, HAWKEYES 8

PREGAME
Final game of the regular season today at Assembly Hall, nationally televised on the Big Ten Network to boot. It’s Senior Day for the Hoosier quartet of Jori Davis, Hope Elam, Whitney Lindsay and Andrea McGuirt, so you know IU wants to win for the seniors. Depending on the results of other games, Iowa could finish tied for second in the Big Ten with a win, so this is a big game for Big Ten Tournament seeding, and NCAA Tournament seeding for that matter. The Hawkeyes won the earlier meeting in Iowa City, 71-51, in January.


Tom Crean on Ohio State

Indiana’s traveling today, so we won’t have any face to face availability before tomorrow’s game. IU SID J.D. Campbell sent us quotes from Tom Crean. They follow.

Indiana Head Coach Tom Crean on the Ohio State game
“First and foremost, this is another great opportunity for our players and coaches.  We get to play on CBS on a Sunday afternoon against one of the top teams in the country.”

”We will have to play mistake-free and make the most of our opportunities on offense.  We have to move the ball, make the extra pass and take the best shot possible each time down the floor.” (more…)


Kevin Wilson on Twitter

We honestly didn’t see this coming.

The esteemed Landon Turner Overdrive asked us on the live chat yesterday if Kevin Wilson would have his own Twitter account. We figured it would stay IU Football like it did with Bill Lynch.

Why did we think that? First, Wilson’s a no-nonsense guy. Twitter just doesn’t seem like his thing. Second, if he does speak unedited to the masses like Tom Crean does, well, it could be interesting.

But we learned this morning we were wrong.

Here’s the release from IU sports info declaring Wilson’s indoctrination into Twitter and also something called Lexy that I’ve never heard of.

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Indiana head football coach Kevin Wilson has joined Twitter. To follow him and everything going on with IU Football visit @IUCoachWilson.

Wilson will also reach out to Hoosier fans via Lexy beginning on March 8, as the Hoosiers kick off 2011 spring practice. Lexy, a new entertainment medium, provides free on-demand personalized audio clips that listeners can get on any phone by dialing 877-FYI-LEXY (877-349-5399) or by going to Lexy.com.

About Lexy:
Lexy is a privately-owned company on a mission to deliver through the authenticity of audio a dynamic, interactive aural network of ideas, information, arguments, entertainment, rants, raves, news and stories.


Hoosier Morning

Indiana wide receiver Damarlo Belcher stiff-arms the Western Kentucky defender. Chris Howell | Herald-Times

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Etherington, Zeller confirmed for Derby Classic

Austin Etherington and Cody Zeller will be suiting up together in this year’s Derby Festival Classic, according to rosters released today.

The game is April 22 at the Yum! Center in Louisville, with a skills competition the day before at Bellarmine.

Should be a great field — seven McDonald’s All-Americans (including Zeller) and 18 of the 24 are in Scout.com’s top-100 prospects.

For those of you unfamiliar, the rosters are generally filled with as many Indiana, Louisville and Kentucky prospects as possible in order to aid local interest in the game. The game went 0-of-4 on the Kentucky guys this year, though — opening up spots that will be taken by former IU targets like Branden Dawson (Michigan State) and B.J. Young (Arkansas).

Here is the site to go to for ticket information and such.


Belcher: “We’re just tired of losing.”

Mark Hill’s strength and conditioning strategies, Indiana football players said, took some getting used to.

The tempo was faster, more high-energy. They were running from drill to drill, weight station to weight station.

There was rest, senior offensive lineman Justin Pagan said, but no breaks.

It was apparently a significant adjustment from strength training and conditioning in the Bill Lynch era, but it was an adjustment the Hoosiers were willing to make.

“We’re just tired of losing,” senior wide receiver Damarlo Belcher said. “Three years, we only won five Big Ten games, so it’s kind of like whatever ya’ll want us to do, we’re gonna do it in order for us to win. It’s whatever.” (more…)


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