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Teri Moren becomes all-time winningest coach in IU women’s basketball history

With win No. 189, Indiana’s Teri Moren became the all-time winningest coach in program history on Wednesday evening when the Hoosiers defeated No. 21 Illinois 83-72 in Champaign.

Moren passed Jim Izard’s 188 wins that he amassed over 12 seasons (1988-00). She was already the program’s all-time winningest coach in Big Ten play, and now has 89 victories against league foes.

Now in her ninth season with Indiana women’s basketball, the Seymour, Ind. native has taken the program to new levels during her tenure, and appears to have her best team yet in 2023.

“When I was recruited by IU, she had a vision,” senior forward Mackenzie Holmes said of Moren on the BTN broadcast after her head coach secured the record.  “She’s one of the most competitive people I know.  She hates to lose more than she loves to win, and I think that shows in her passion for the game.  I am super-blessed to be coached by someone like her.”

Moren has already led IU to four NCAA Tournament appearances including back-to-back Sweet Sixteens and an Elite Eight appearance along with seven-consecutive 20-win seasons.  IU only had four NCAA Tournament appearance all-time prior to her arrival.

The No. 6 Hoosiers appear to be well on their way to their eighth straight 20-win season.  Their 17-1 start to the 2022-23 campaign ties the best ever in program history.

Moren has 388 total wins in her coaching career, including stops at the University of Indianapolis and Indiana State.

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