Indiana women’s basketball season ended just as the Hoosier men’s team did by the hands of Miami the night before. The No. 1 Hoosier women’s fell behind early and trailed at halftime by a dozen at Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall in front of 14,480 fans.
The Hoosier never led in the entire game, but Indiana was able to make runs in the third to cut the double-digit lead down to one heading into the fourth. Indiana tied the game four times in the fourth but failed to take control as Miami’s toughness, late free throws, and clutch basketball helped them prevail.
Indiana’s historic season ended shockingly sooner than anticipated failing to make the Sweet 16 round by Miami’s Destiny Harden shot in the lane with 3.5 seconds left in the game. With no times out left, Indiana tried to push the ball up the court to get off a shot, but guard Chole Moore-Mcneil turned the ball over as time ran out. Miami held off Indiana for a 70-68 victory.
On Friday, the ninth-seeded Miami Hurricanes will head to Greenville, South Carolina, to face the fourth-seeded Villanova Wildcats. As for Indiana, they will have the entire off-season to think of what could have been and adjust to what it will be like next season without Grace Berger, arguably the best player in program history.
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