Hoosiers to Meet Iowa in Nightcap of 2007 Big Ten Women's Basketball Tournament Presented by Xbox 360
Feb. 25, 2007
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - The ninth-seeded Indiana Hoosiers will take on No. 8 Iowa in nightcap of the opening round of the 2007 Big Ten Women's Basketball Tournament presented by Xbox 360, on Thursday, March 1, in Conseco Fieldhouse in Indianapolis.
The Hoosiers (17-12, 6-10 Big Ten) finished with a tie for eighth in the league standings with the Hawkeyes (14-15, 6-10), but due to Iowa's regular-season win over IU, the Hawkeyes won the tiebreaker between the two teams.
Indiana is 1-2 vs. Iowa in the postseason, winning their last meeting, 78-76, in overtime, on March 1, 2002. The Hoosiers, who were seeded fifth, used three players in double figures to defeat the fourth-seeded Hawkeyes. Jill Chapman led IU with 21 points and two blocked shots, while Heather Cassady added 20 points, five assists and four steals, and Erin McGinnis scored 16 points and grabbed a team-high nine rebounds in the win.
The victory vaulted the Hoosiers into the second round, where they upset then-No. 7 and top-seed Purdue, 55-41, on March 3. That win sent Indiana to the championship game, where it knocked off then-No. 23 Penn State, 75-72, to earn its first-ever Big Ten Tournament title.
The Hoosiers are 12-13 all-time in the Big Ten Tournament and 6-4 in the first round.
The winner of the Indiana-Iowa game will face top-seed Ohio State (26-2, 15-1) in the 6 p.m. game on Friday, March 2. The Hoosiers match-up with the Hawkeyes may be heard live on the air as Jeremy Gray calls the action on WHCC 105.1 FM from Conseco Fieldhouse. Thursday's game will also televised live on Comcast SportsNet Chicago.
Tip-off against Iowa will begin 25 minutes following the (6) Minnesota-(11) Northwestern game, which will start 25 minutes after the (7) Wisconsin-(10) Michigan game that is slated to begin at 3 p.m ET. For tickets, call 866-IUSPORTS or visit IUHOOSIERS.com.
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