Jan. 27, 2012
Northwestern (12-9, 2-6) vs. Indiana (5-16, 0-8)
Sunday, Jan. 29, 2012
Welsh-Ryan Arena (8,117)
Evanston, Ill. 2 p.m.
Live Streaming: Wildcats All-Access (BTN.com)
Radio: WNUR, 89.3 FM
In-game Twitter updates: @NU_SportsLIVE
EVANSTON, Ill. -- Following a respectable effort against No. 13 Purdue Thursday evening, Northwestern hosts another team from the Hoosier state when Indiana rolls into town for a 2 p.m. contest Sunday afternoon. The game will be streamed live on BTDN/Wildcat All-Access.
The Wildcats have won two out of the last three meetings between these two teams, including a 69-61 tilt in Bloomington earlier in the month. The victory marked Northwestern's first win in Assembly Hall since Dec. 30, 1998.
Northwestern travels to Ann Arbor for a 5:30 p.m. CT contest against Michigan Thursday evening. The Wildcats receive a bye on Sunday, Feb. 5 before once again returning to Michigan for a Thursday night tilt against Michigan State. Both games will be carried live on the Big Ten Network.
Last Time Out...
Led by a double-double effort by junior Dannielle Diamant (21 points, 10 rebounds), Northwestern did all it could to hand Big Ten-leading Purdue its first conference loss of the season. But the 13th-ranked Boilermakers held off a late Wildcat run to win an 80-70 outcome Thursday night at Welsh-Ryan Arena. For Diamant, it marked her third double-double of the year and left her just two points shy of her single-game career high.
2011-12 Record: 5-16, 0-8
Series History: Indiana leads, 35-30
Last Meeting: Jan. 8, 2012, Bloomington, Northwestern, 69-61
Of Note: The Wildcats have won two out of the last three meetings between these two teams, including a 69-61 tilt in Bloomington earlier in the month. The victory marked Northwestern's first win in Assembly Hall since Dec. 30, 1998. A victory today would result in NU's first sweep of the Hoosiers since the 1996-97 season.
Hackney Becomes 14th Wildcat to Eclipse 1,000-Point Plateau
Junior Kendall Hackney's turnaround jumper just three minutes into Thursday's game against Purdue marked the 1,000th point of her career. Hackney becomes the 14th Wildcat to reach the mark. Former teammate Amy Jaeschke is the most recent Wildcat to join the club back in 2010. With eight rebounds Thursday, Hackney is 39 rebounds away from 500 on her career.
Junior Dannielle Diamant's 13.1 ppg average this season is the second-highest year-to-year increase among Big Ten players. Diamant averaged 2.8 ppg last season, marking a 10.3 point increase between 2010-11 and 2011-12. The Las Vegas native is averaging 17.5 ppg over the past six contests, leading the team in scoring in all but one of those games. She also has turned in back-to-back double-double performances with a13-point, 10-rebound effort at Wisconsin and 21 points, 10 boards against Purdue Thursday.
Northwestern boasts the second-most productive freshman class in the Big Ten, with first-year players Karly Roser, Morgan Jones and Alex Cohen accounting for 24.6 points per game and 11.1 rebounds per game.
Jones is the only Big Ten Freshman currently ranked among the top-15 league leaders in both points (12th - 14.4ppg) and rebounds (T-15th - 6.0rpg).
Roser is setting the standard for Freshman guard play in the Big Ten, leading all rookies in assists (5.3), steals (2.0) and field-goal percentage (.463). Her 5.3 assists per game are also good for fourth best in the conference overall, while she remains in the top-ten in both steals (T-9th) and field-goal percentage (T-10th).
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