May 27, 2022

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IU women win big over Charlotte as first-time March Madness hosts

BLOOMINGTON — Ninety minutes to tip off of the initially women’s NCAA tournament recreation in Assembly Corridor and Ali Patberg and Aleksa Gulbe ended up the 1st on the floor. The two Hoosiers walked out alongside one another, appeared up at the scoreboard and the pretty 1st supporters getting into the building for a taste of March Madness. 

The No. 3 seed Hoosiers organized for March and the moments they’ve still to arrive at. In the morning shootaround prior to beating No. 14 seed Charlotte 85-51 on Saturday, IU played “One Shining Moment.”

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And as the preparing concluded, this big instant lastly in this article, the Hoosiers lined up for the nationwide anthem, seeing the group of 6,389 rise to their ft for the first time for a standing ovation. The sound already building as the crowd gave a pregame salute for all the yrs that experienced crafted to this instant. And the IU players looked all around to take it in, a person far more time.

Indiana sings the alma mater after their victory of the Indiana versus Charlotte women's NCAA First Round game at Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall on Saturday, March 19, 2022.

“It’s just an additional issue that we can check off inside of of this system,” IU coach Teri Moren explained. “Eight yrs in the past we set out to have several aims, and despite the fact that some of them have not been checked off nevertheless, some of them have. And this is just one particular of those people, and we always have desired to host simply because we know the value of that.”