The start of the Big Ten Tournament is the beginning of a new opportunity for the IU women’s basketball team. It is the players’ final chance to prove that their overall season record does not reflect the strength of their team.
Sunday afternoon at Assembly Hall was about more than the final score or the final regular season record for the IU women’s basketball team. The game ended with another Hoosier loss, this time at the hands of Iowa, 93-79.
For the IU women’s basketball team, Sunday’s 2 p.m. game against Iowa represents the chance to end a 9-18 season on a high note. It will be the Hoosiers’ final regular season game before they travel up to Indianapolis for the Big Ten Tournament on March 3.
The Hoosiers (8-12, 2-6) will take on the Boilermakers (13-7, 4-4) at noon Sunday in West Lafayette.
The IU women's basketball team lost their sixth straight game on Sunday in an 82-69 loss at Penn State.
At IU and across the nation, the difference between men’s and women’s basketball is clear. The women’s brand of basketball lags behind in the ticket office and television ratings. Last season, IU ranked ninth in the Big Ten for average attendance at home women’s basketball games.