SAINT LOUIS vs. INDIANA
WNIT Second Round
Sunday, March 19, 2017 :: 2 p.m. (EDT) :: Bloomington, Indiana (Assembly Hall)
SAINT LOUIS SEEKS SPOT IN WNIT ROUND OF 16
•The Saint Louis Billikens (25-8) attempt to reach the WNIT third round for a second consecutive season as they take on the Indiana Hoosiers (21-10) in a second-round battle Sunday, March 19. Tip time at Assembly Hall in Bloomington, Indiana, is 1 p.m. (CT).
•Saint Louis tied for third place (12-4) in the Atlantic 10 Conference and was eliminated in the A-10 Championship semifinals. Indiana, which defeated Ball State 71-58 in Thursday's first round, tied for fourth (10-6) in the Big Ten Conference and was knocked out of the league tournament in the quarterfinals.
•The Billikens advanced to the third round of the 2016 WNIT. SLU has a 3-2 record in WNIT play, including a 62-57 first-round victory over IUPUI Thursday night.
•Indiana reached the NCAA Championship second round a year ago. The Hoosiers last played in the WNIT in 2014, reaching the quarterfinals.
•Indiana owns a 2-1 series lead over Saint Louis. The Hoosiers captured victories in the 2009-10 and 2013-14 seasons, while the Billikens prevailed in the 2010-11 campaign.
•The winner of the SLU-Indiana game faces the winner of Monday’s SMU-Abilene Christian game that is being played in Dallas, Texas. The site, date and time of the third-round game will be announced later.
FOLLOWING THE BILLIKENS
•Sunday afternoon’s game will be audio streamed free of charge on the Atlantic 10 Digital Network. Jeff Vernetti handles play-by-play duties.
•In addition, a live video stream (subscription) is available.
•Live statistics also are provided for Sunday’s game.
•The links are located on the home page of www.SLUBillikens.com, in the schedule section just below the lead stories, as well as on the women’s basketball schedule/results page. They also are listed at the top of this page.
BILLIKENS AND HOOSIERS BY THE NUMBERS
BILLIKENS, HOOSIERS EARN POSTSEASON HONORS
•Saint Louis junior guard Jackie Kemph was selected A-10 Player of the Year for a second consecutive season and was joined on the All-Conference first team by senior center Sadie Stipanovich.
•Indiana junior guard Tyra Buss was a first-team All-Big Ten choice, while junior forward Amanda Cahill earned second-team plaudits. Senior guard Alexis Gassion garnered honorable mention and a spot on the Big Ten All-Defensive team.
SLU, INDIANA IN THE NATIONAL STATISTICAL RANKINGS
•Saint Louis and Indiana rank among the nation’s top 40 teams in five key categories.
•Scoring offense – Indiana 22nd (76.0 ppg), Saint Louis 35th (73.7 ppg).
•Field goal percentage – Indiana 19th (.451), Saint Louis 36th (.442).
•Assists – Saint Louis eighth (18.5 apg), Indiana 16th (16.7 apg).
•Assist-turnover ratio – Saint Louis third (1.50:1), Indiana 15th (1.28:1).
•Fewest turnovers – Saint Louis 16th (12.3 tpg), Indiana 25th (13.0 tpg).
•Jackie Kemph ranks fifth in the nation with 7.3 assists per game, while Sadie Stipanovich is 33rd in field goal percentage (.542).
•For Indiana, Alexis Gassion is seventh in assist-turnover ratio (2.92:1), and Tyra Buss is 19th in free throws made (151).
A-10, BIG TEN WELL REPRESENTED IN WNIT
•Together, the Atlantic 10 Conference and the Big Ten Conference contributed nine of the 64 teams in the WNIT field.
•The A-10 and the Mid-American Conference tied for the most participants (five). George Washington, Saint Joseph’s, Fordham and Duquesne joined Saint Louis from the A-10. Other Big Ten teams besides Indiana are Iowa, Michigan and Penn State.