No. 13/13 West Virginia (10-1) is riding a seven-game win streak into just its second-ever meeting with the Hoosiers. The Mountaineers previously defeated Indiana in its only previous meeting, an 81-77 in Bloomington in 1992. WVU has shot 50% or better from the field in five of its last seven games. Four of WVU's five starters are averaging double figures in points so far on the season and shooting over 50% on the year so far. The Mountaineers have also tallied 75 assists in its last three contests.
Senior center Olayinka Sanni leads the squad with a 17.5 points and 6.9 rebounds per game. Fellow senior Meg Bulger has made 22 3-pointers in her last six games, senior LaQuita Owens has tallied eight consecutive double-figure scoring games and senior forward Chakhia Cole had her best game of the season against Oakland earlier in the week. She tallied 13 rebounds, eight points, seven assists and three blocks in WVU's 84-65 win at the Golden Grizzlies.
The Hoosiers (6-5) have won two straight after defeating Cincinnati 66-59 last night in Cincinnati. Four players are averaging double-figures in scoring, led by Jamie Braun's 13.4 points per game. Center Whitney Thomas grabs 9.3 rebounds per game. The Hoosiers are 3-1 at home so far this season.
The contest will be aired on several MSN affiliated radio stations and on MSNsportsNET.com. Travis Jones will have the call. Following the contest, the Mountaineers then break for the Holidays. West Virginia is back in action, Jan. 5, 2008, at USF in Tampa, Fla.
Also, the WVU men's basketball game on Sat., Dec. 29 at the Charleston Civic Center versus Oklahoma is a sell out. The contest tips at 6 p.m., and can be heard on MSN Radio. The game will be televised nationally by ESPN2. Tickets for all other remaining home games (except Georgetown) are on sale at the Mountaineer Ticket Office in the WVU Coliseum. To order, visit WVUGAME.com or call 1-800-WVU GAME.