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IU women’s basketball ranked in top-10, will see more than a dozen national television opportunities

After a program first Elite Eight appearance in the 2021 NCAA Tournament, the Indiana Women’s Basketball program is both respected and in demand.

The Hoosiers are ranked among the top teams in the country, coming in at No. 7 in ESPNW’s Way Too Early Top 25 and No. 8 in the preseason poll.

The high expectations come from the fact that IU returns all five starters from last season’s Elite Eight campaign that included a 21-6 overall record and a best-ever 16-2 mark in Big Ten play. Junior forward Mackenzie Holmes and senior guard Grace Berger are All-Americans and highlight IU’s veteran group along with seventh-year senior guard Ali Patberg and senior forward Aleksa Gulbe, who all earned All-Big Ten honors a season ago.

The Hoosiers will play in front of national television audiences 13 times in the upcoming 2021-22 season, announced by the Big Ten on Tuesday.

Potential non-conference Top 25 showdowns against Kentucky (Nov. 14) will air on the ESPN family of networks and NC State in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge (Dec. 2) will air on ESPN2. The Hoosiers will also appear against Maryland to begin the new year (Jan. 2) and at Michigan (Jan. 31) on ESPN2.

Indiana will play its first game on FS1 this season when it travels to Rutgers (Dec. 30). Additionally, it will appear on Big Ten Network eight times throughout the conference schedule.

The season will begin on Nov. 10 when IU travels to Butler followed by the home opener against Kentucky on Nov. 14.

To see the full 2020-21 schedule GO HERE.

2021-22 Indiana Women’s Basketball TV Schedule

Sunday, November 14, 2021 Kentucky at Indiana Bloomington, Ind. TBD ESPN Network TBD
Thursday, December 2, 2021 NC State at Indiana Bloomington, Ind. 7pm ET ESPN2
Monday, December 6, 2021 Penn State at Indiana Bloomington, Ind. 6pm ET Big Ten Network
Sunday, December 12, 2021 Indiana at Ohio State Columbus, Ohio 7pm ET Big Ten Network
Thursday, December 30, 2021 Indiana at Rutgers Piscataway, N.J. 8pm ET FS1
Sunday, January 2, 2022 Maryland at Indiana Bloomington, Ind. 3pm ET ESPN2
Thursday, January 13, 2022 Nebraska at Indiana Bloomington, Ind. 6pm ET Big Ten Network
Sunday, January 23, 2022 Indiana at Iowa Iowa City, Iowa 6pm ET Big Ten Network
Monday, January 31, 2022 Indiana at Michigan Ann Arbor, Mich. 7pm ET ESPN2
Monday, February 14, 2022 Indiana at Nebraska Lincoln, Neb. 7pm ET Big Ten Network
Thursday, February 17, 2022 Northwestern at Indiana Bloomington, Ind. 6pm ET Big Ten Network
Sunday, February 20, 2022 Iowa at Indiana Bloomington, Ind. 5pm ET Big Ten Network
Friday, February 25, 2022 Indiana at Maryland College Park, Md. 7pm or 8pm ET Big Ten Network

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