Hoosiers Come Up Short vs. Maryland, Await NCAA Fate

The Indiana University women’s basketball team may have run out of gas after last night’s amazing four overtime thriller against Michigan State.  On less than 24 hours rest the Hoosiers had to face the #2 seeded Maryland Terrapins.

Indiana kept it close for much of the game but struggled to knock down shots late and Maryland eventually pulled away 67-54.  Indiana shot 39% from the field for the game including only 21% from distance.

Indiana now sits at 17-14 and must wait and see if their late season improvement is enough to convince the NCAA selection committee to invite them as an at large team.  Indiana was 8-12 in January before finishing 9-2 down the stretch.  It will be a long wait as the selections will not be announced until March 12.

This is the third straight year that the Hoosiers find themselves squarely on the bubble.  IU made the NCAA tournament in 2016 and advanced to the second round.  Last year Indiana was not selected and went to the NIT.

Amanda Cahill led Indiana with 17 points and 5 rebounds.  Tyra Buss added 13 points, 3 rebounds and 3 assists.

 

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