Two years ago today the Indiana women’s basketball team completed a memorable postseason run by winning the 2018 WNIT title on their home floor in Bloomington.
Since then the program has continued to progress, advancing to the NCAA Tournament round of 32 in 2019 and setting program best marks with 24 wins and a 13-5 Big Ten record in 2020. The Hoosiers were on track to be a No. 4 or No. 5 seed before the season was abruptly canceled.
In front of a record crowd of 13,007 at Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall, IU claimed the 2018 crown with a 65-57 win over Virginia Tech on March 31, 2018. All-time leading scorer Tyra Buss dribbled out the game clock as confetti fell to the Branch McCracken Court when the final buzzer sounded.
Buss knew the moment was only the beginning for the rising program under head coach Teri Moren.
“I’m excited to see what the future will be,” senior guard Buss said after the game. “They’re in great hands. The freshmen showed so much growth. I’m excited to see them continue to grow, and the newcomers coming in.”
For Buss, it was the climax to an exceptional career.
“We wanted to make an impact on this program,” Buss said. “Our goal was to have some people in the upper deck — and there was.
“To end the way we did, it was something special.”
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