Indiana women’s basketball is back in action tonight as it’ll host Bowling Green at 6 p.m. in Assembly Hall.
Always a fun one, the Bowling Green matchup is perenially circled inside the building as Indiana’s Director of Basketball Operations, Liz Honneger, played for the Falcons from 2003-07.
Honneger is Bowling Green’s all time leader in blocks and also held the top spot on the Falcons’ all time 3-pointers made list when her career ended. She helped the program to its first-ever Sweet Sixteen in 2007 and was inducted into the BGSU Athletics Hall of Fame in 2018.
Honneger’s alma mater is the last non-Big Ten opponent Indiana will face until the NCAA Tournament.
Here’s everything you need to know about the game:
When is the game and how can I watch?
Game Date/Time: Friday, December 22nd, 6:00 p.m. ET
Location: Assembly Hall, Bloomington, Indiana
TV: Big Ten Network
Radio: WHCC 105.1 / WIUX 99.1
#16 Indiana (9-1, 1-0 Big Ten) dispatched Evansville, 109-56 last time out. Sophomore guard Yarden Garzon led the Hoosiers with a career-high 30 points while graduate forward Mackenzie Holmes added a 22 point, ten rebound double-double.
Garzon, Holmes, and Co. scored in triple digits for the second time this year thanks to fantastic shooting. Indiana converted on a ridiculous 71.1% of its field goal attempts in the contest... good for the best single game mark of any D-I side this year. You can read more on the Hoosiers making it rain versus the Purple Aces here.
Bowling Green (6-3, 0-0 MAC) Bowling Green’s noncon is insane. They hosted #1 South Carolina Tuesday night and travel to Bloomington to face the reigning Big Ten champs this evening.
The Falcons lost to the Gamecocks, 93-62, but put up a respectable fight. Fifth year guard Morgan Sharps led BGSU with 25 points against Dawn Staley’s machine.
Much like last year, Bowling Green shoots the basketball well from deep and ranks 16th in the country in three-point percentage with a 38.31% figure. Staying hot from the arc is Bowling Green’s best chance at making this a game (which it can.)
The CQ wishlist for tonight is the same as Monday: lots of time alongside the starters for the younger players.
The underclass guards are making strides with the ones but we’ve yet to see much time for UT-Martin transfer Sharnecce Currie-Jelks down low.
Tonight would be a great opportunity for SCJ to get into the rotation with Mackenzie Holmes and Lilly Meister.