Indiana Women’s Basketball Team One Win Away From A Title

Mar 29, 2018

Senior Guard Tyra Buss (3) leaps with her teammates after finding out they’ll be hosting the WNIT Finals Saturday.
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The Indiana Women’s basketball team is moving on to play Virginia Tech in the WNIT Championship Saturday. The Hoosiers (22-14) defeated TCU (23-13) Wednesday night at Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall 71 to 58.

Head Coach Teri Moren says the Hoosiers won the game by their defensive effort.

“Whatever we give up in size, we have ten times that in our heart… in just our determination and we try to make plays in other ways, winnable plays and I thought that’s what we got to see tonight,” Moren says.

Senior Guard Tyra Buss falls to the court in the final minutes of the Hoosiers WNIT win over TCU Wednesday night.
Credit Joe Hren / WTIU/WFIU

Five Hoosiers scored in double digits. Senior Guard Tyra Buss led with 22 points and played the full 40 minutes.

“We get to be on our home floor in front of our home crowd one last time and we want to go out with a win. Not many can say they end their college basketball careers on a win,” Buss says.

The home crowd of 7,815 is the largest in 15 years.

Saturday’s championship game is set for 3 p.m. in Bloomington.

The Indiana Women’s Basketball Team Reacts To Hosting The WNIT Championship: