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IU seeks 4-game winning streak

Women's Basketball Preview

The IU women’s basketball team (5-3) will try to extend a three-game winning streak at home against a 4-3  Miami (OH) squad, before leaving Bloomington for a three-game road trip.

When the game tips off at 7 p.m. today, the Hoosiers will be facing a Redhawks team bringing their momentum into Assembly Hall. Miami’s own three-game win streak was capped off on Monday, when they beat Marshall by the biggest margin of their season, 89-63.

IU head coach Felisha Legette-Jack said two native Hoosiers, guards Courtney Osborn and Maggie Boyer, pose the biggest threat to her team.

“Their point guard (Osborn) is doing a tremendous job of scoring, she went for 26 the other night. Maggie Boyer is a great left hand shooter who can get you off the bounce, and those two are really a major concern for us,” Legette-Jack said. “They’re local kids too, from Indiana. They’re Hoosiers just like we are, so they want to prove they belong as well. So it’s going to be very difficult to stop those two, but if we can stop them, I think that we’ll have a better chance.”

While trying to contain Osborn and Boyer, the Hoosiers will rely on their experienced captains to steer the ship. The squad’s leading scorer, rebounder and assist-leader are all seniors.

Senior captain Jori Davis is scoring 17.6 points per game and pulling down 7.1 rebounds per game, while senior point guard Whitney Lindsay  is averaging 4.6 assists per game. Davis has been the leading scorer in four of the Hoosier’s five wins this season.

The Hoosiers are coming off an upset win against then No. 24/19 ranked Nebraska on Sunday, ending the Cornhuskers 37-regular game winning streak. 

But coach Legette-Jack continues to see opportunities to improve her team.

“We’re going to continue to focus on us; there’s so many things that we have to get better at, moving forward,” she said. “We have to get our slides better on defense, continue to make that extra pass on the offense end, run our lanes better in transition and once we start locking in on that we will start seeing results.”

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