Latest NCAA reveal has IU women as 3 seed

The NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball Committee made their second and final top-16 reveal on Sunday night, and Indiana found itself moving up from two weeks ago.

The Hoosiers were up three spots after coming in at No. 12 in the top-16 Sunday, earning a No. 3 seed for the upcoming NCAA Tournament, which will be held in San Antonio, Texas, and the surrounding area.

As a result, the four regions will be named for parts of the host city — Alamo, Hemisfair, Mercado and River Walk.

IU (16-4, 14-2 Big Ten) was previously a 4 seed — No. 15 overall — but now is the 3-seed in the Hemisfair Region, where South Carolina is No. 1, North Carolina State No. 2 and Oregon No. 4.

The other No. 1 seeds are UConn, Stanford and Texas A&M.

The reveal was based on results through Saturday, so it did not include losses by Kentucky (4 seed) and Oregon (4 seed) on Sunday, potentially opening the door to IU’s Big Ten league-mates, Michigan and Rutgers.

The Hoosiers, who are ranked No. 10 in the NCAA’s net ranking have two games remaining in the regular season, both at home, this week — Iowa on Wednesday and Purdue on Saturday — before the Big Ten Tournament in Indianapolis.

The seeding for the postseason remains a work in progress, but if IU takes care of business, it will likely match or exceed Sunday’s reveal.

“As the season turns the calendar to March, it was exciting as a committee to see the movement of teams from the first reveal several weeks ago and to start to get a sense of the same in-depth team discussions we will be having in less than two weeks,” said Nina King, chair of the Division I Women’s Basketball Committee. “We will be watching closely as conference tournaments get underway.”

2 comments

  1. Websites including B1G’s schedules are slow to update, but a new and meaningful “makeup” game has been added – Maryland will now vist Michigan on Thursday!
    Maryland never trailed at NW today. NW was successful in slowing the pace and keeping the score down, 62-50, about 30 points below Mary’s average, but no matter. Mary is just too long and strong for NW to deal with. (Veronica Burton is probably the season-long BTN “hardest working player” and MVP to her team).
    Notably, Terp frosh post player Angel Reese was no factor in 13 minutes, 1 for 6 shooting. No matter today, but I have figured her to become a major factor in bestowing Final Four status and success on Mary.
    The tough slog game that Maryland let NW drag them into today, makes our ultra-energy road performance at OSU all the more exceptional.
    Terps at Wolverines will be a great matchup we fans deserve to see. ( Road or not, I expect Maryland to prevail. )

  2. Good for the Big10. Maryland SHOULD have to play Michigan and vice-versa. One of them will lose, which can’t help but make IU look better if they take care of business.
    GO IU!

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