Lindsay’s meal ticket?

Freshman guard Whitney Lindsay might be in the starting lineup for the second straight game when Indiana travels to Madison, Wis. on Wednesday for Hoosiers/Badgers II. The first edition resulted in a blowout win for IU on Branch McCracken Court in January.

It’s hard telling for sure what Coach Jack will do for starters, considering ten different players have earned the distinction this season, but Lindsay was practicing with Jamie Braun, Kim Roberson, Whitney Thomas, and Amber Jackson in Monday’s scrimmage.

“They’re taking you out to dinner,” Legette-Jack hollered at the speedy Lindsay. “Cuz you’re gonna feed ’em!”

Braun, averaging a team-high 15.4 points per game, has been more than capable at the point, but it seems like her comfort zone is out on the wing in her true position of shooting guard.

The Badgers (13-11, 6-8) enter the game with Jolene Anderson’s 20.4 ppg, the highest in the conference. But her zero points in the first half of the earlier game really put them in a hole, despite her finishing with a game-high 23.

“To shut her down for a half is a miracle, so we don’t think that we can possibly do that again,” said Legette-Jack. “But if we can maintain her and hold down everybody else, I think we’ll have a chance to be successful.”

Hoosier senior Nikki Smith will wear her pink shoe laces she had for Sunday’s “Think Pink” game the rest of the season. Pink is her favorite color, so to be able to wear it while playing basketball is the best of both worlds. Perhaps Julie Andrews would agree.

Jori Davis was out of her protective boot and able to participate in some team drills, but Coach Jack said her return timetable is all in the hands of trainer Robert Black.

“I wish she would have brought us some energy today,” Legette-Jack added after Monday’s practice. “I mean, she was on the sidelines still doing her thing, but today’s practice was not the best I’ve ever seen. We came a little flat, we came a little tired, and this is not a time to be tired. This is Fantastic February…”

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