Indiana Hosts Virginia Tech in the WNIT Championship Game

The Indiana Hoosiers (22-14) host the Virginia Tech Hokies (23-13) in the WNIT championship game.  The game will be played at Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall in Bloomingtion, Indiana and the tip-off is set for today at 3 p.m. ET.  The game will be broadcast live on the CBS Sports Network.

The programs have only met one other time.  Indiana won that contest in Bloomington in 2013 by a score of 71-65.  IU and Virginia Tech played multiple common opponents this year:

  • Louisville – Indiana lost 72-59; VT lost twice 73-70 and 67-56
  • Chattanooga – Indiana lost 64-61; VT won 64-44
  • Auburn – Indiana lost 65-53; VT won 72-63
  • Illinois – Indiana won 70-54; VT won 96-49
  • Virginia – Indiana lost 82-72; VT lost twice 61-52, 64-62

The game marks Indiana’s first ever appearance in the WNIT championship game.  They reached the national semi-finals one other time in 1998.

The Hoosiers will look to continue to build on their impressive home court attendance over the last few games.  7,815 people attended Wednesday’s victory over TCU.  That was good for the 4th best crowd ever to attend a home game.  The all-time mark is 10,022, which was set in 2005.

The game will officially be the final send-off for seniors and fan favorites Tyra Buss and Amanda Cahill.  Since hosting their Senior Day back on February 17th, the Hoosiers have hosted six consecutive home games in connection with the WNIT.

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