Road to WNIT Championship Begins Sunday
March 17, 2009
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - The Indiana women's basketball team will begin its fight for the 2009 Women's National Invitation Tournament (WNIT) title on Sunday, March 22 when it hosts the Dayton Flyers in the second round of the postseason event. Tickets may be purchased from the IU Ticket Office by calling 1-866-IUSPORTS. Prices are $6 for adults and $4 for children and IU students. Tip off is set for 2 p.m. ET.
The Hoosiers currently stand at 19-10 after an impressive season that included a nine-game win streak and Indiana's best start to the Big Ten season in program history. IU has been led by a group of starters that are averaging double-digit points. The Hoosiers' balanced attack marks Indiana as the only team in the Big Ten with five players in double-digits ranking among the top-25 in scoring in the league.
Senior Amber Jackson leads Indiana with 13.0 points per game, while junior Jamie Braun is on her heels with 12.4 points per contest. Senior Whitney Thomas leads IU on the boards with 8.7 rebounds per game and classmate Kim Roberson, Indiana's all-time steals leader, leads the Hoosiers' defensive attack with 2.8 steals per game.
Indiana is 6-5 all-time in the WNIT, advancing to the third round three times, most recently during the 2006-07 season. This year marks the Hoosiers' second straight first round bye.
For more information to join the Hoosiers' on their quest for a 2009 WNIT Championship visit IUHoosiers.com or call 1-866-IUSPORTS. Sunday's game will be aired live on WHCC 105.1 FM Bloomington.
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