The unbeaten and No. 22 Indiana women's basketball team plays host to Ohio State on Saturday at Assembly Hall in a game that will be televised at 4:30 p.m. ET on the Big Ten Network. Here is a condensed version of the game notes for the contest provided by Indiana media relations.
THE OPENING TIP
The No. 22 Indiana Hoosiers host the Ohio State Buckeyes on Saturday, Jan. 11, in Assembly Hall with a tip time of 4:30 p.m. ET. The game will be televised on the Big Ten Network with Kevin Lee and Stephanie White calling the action. The contest can also be heard on the state-wide IU Radio Network with Jeremy Gray on play-by-play.
DID YOU KNOW?
• Indiana is ranked No. 22 in this week's Associated Press Top 25 Poll and it is just the second time in program history that the Hoosiers have been ranked in the AP Poll.
• The No. 22 ranking is the highest ranking ever in program history.
• IU's 14-0 record to begin the season is the best start in program history and the 14-game winning streak is the longest ever in Indiana women's basketball history.
• Indiana is just one of four remaining undefeated teams in the country and the only Big Ten team without a loss this season.
• The Hoosiers also received votes in this week's USA Today Top 25 Coaches Poll and sit just two spots shy of breaking into the top 25.
• IU is No. 16 in this week's NCAA Women's Basketball RPI Rankings, the second highest ranking in the Big Ten.
• First year players have accounted for 73 percent of Indiana's scoring so far this season.
• The Hoosiers are fifth in the country and first in the Big Ten in fewest turnovers per game (11.9).
• IU is ranked eighth in the nation and first in the conference in 3-point field goal defense (.252).
• Larryn Brooks was named Big Ten Freshman of the Week on Jan. 6 for the second time this season after scoring 20 points with a career-high nine assists in the win over No. 22/23 Iowa on Jan. 2.
• Simone Deloach was named to the Big Ten Player of the Week Honor Roll after achieving her second straight double-double with 10 points and 14 boards against the Hawkeyes.
OHIO STATE AT A GLANCE
Ohio State arrives in Bloomington after winning four of its last five games, including a victory over then-No. 17/19 Purdue on Jan. 2. Saturday's game is OSU's first road game since Dec. 15 and first Big Ten road contest of the season. Sophomore guard Ameryst Alston leads the Buckeyes in scoring (16.3 ppg), assists (2.4 apg) and steals (1.3 spg). Center Darryce Moore tallies 9.9 ppg and leads OSU with 6.8 rpg while shooting 49.3 percent from the field. Sophomore Caite Craft will look to score from the perimeter as the guard is shooting 37.3 percent form long distance while scoring 9.8 ppg. Senior Martina Ellerbe averages 9.3 ppg and 5.5 rpg. Senior Ashley Adams paces the team in blocks with 1.7 per game.
14 STRAIGHT WINS
• Indiana's 14-0 record to begin the 2013-14 season is the best start ever in program history.
• IU's 14-game winning streak is the longest ever in school history.
• The Hoosiers are the only Big Ten team without a loss so far this season.
• Indiana is just one of four teams nationally without a loss this season.
• The 14 wins this season are the most for the program in a single season since the 2009-10 season (14-16) and is three more wins than IU had a year ago.
HOOSIERS RANKED FOR FIRST TIME IN 21 YEARS
Indiana is ranked No. 22 in this week's Associated Press Top 25 Poll, marking just the second time in program history that the Hoosiers have appeared in the AP Top 25 and the first time since Jan. 19, 1993. The No. 22 ranking in the highest ranking ever in program history.
In this week's NCAA Women's Basketball RPI Rankings, the Hoosiers are No. 16 nationally. IU is the second highest ranked Big Ten team and one of 11 conference teams ranked in the top 80.
The Hoosiers also received votes in this week's USA Today Top 25 Coaches Poll and sit just two spots shy of cracking the top 25.
HIGHLIGHTS FROM B1G OPENER VS. NO. 22/23 IOWA
• Indiana's win over No. 22/23 Iowa in the Big Ten opener marked IU's first victory in a conference opener since Dec. 30, 2010 when IU topped Northwestern, 71-69.
• IU's win over the Hawkeyes ended a five-year drought since the Hoosiers last topped Iowa. Indiana's last win over Iowa came in a 76-54 victory at home on Jan. 4, 2009.
• Indiana tallied 86 points in the triumph, marking IU's most points scored in a conference game since scoring 86 against Wisconsin in Assembly Hall on Jan. 31, 2008.
•The Hoosiers dished for 19 assists in the game, IU's most assists in a Big Ten game since Feb. 27, 2011 when IU had 19 assists against Iowa.
• Iowa came into the game hitting nearly eight 3-pointers per game, IU limited the Hawkeyes to shoot 3-of-17 from long distance (17.6 percent).
• Indiana shot its best percentage of the year from 3-point range against the Hawkeyes, going 47.8 percent from beyond the arc (11-of-23). The 11 3-point makes are the second-most 3-point field goals made by IU this season in a single game.
• For the second time this season, five IU players tallied double-figure points with Larryn Brooks scoring 20 points, Tabitha Gerardot added 11 points, Karlee McBride scored 14 points, Taylor Agler tallied 13 points and Simone Deloach finished with 10 points.
• Two Indiana players achieved double-doubles in the win, Gerardot had 16 points and 10 rebounds as Deloach scored 10 points and grabbed 14 boards.
INDIANA NAMED NCAA TEAM OF THE WEEK
The NCAA named Indiana its women's basketball Team of the Week on Jan. 8. A week that saw IU defeat then-No. 22/23 Iowa in its Big Ten opener to improve to 14-0, get ranked for the second time in school history and the first time in 21 years and Larryn Brooks named Big Ten Freshman of the Week.