Women’s selection show

POST-SHOW

I’ll update shortly with the WNIT details, but IU coach Felisha Legette-Jack was glad for the strong show of support the Hoosiers received at Coaches Monday night, despite the disappointment.

“I’m just one of those people that believe you’ve got to put your dreams out there,” she said. “You’ve got to put them out there for all to see.

“We’re not ever going to apologize for making this a public display because I think it’s important that our kids understand that you don’t have to dream in the privacy of your room anymore. It’s OK as a woman to be able to say this is what I want to become and I stand before you and share that. Maybe we fall short, but how short will you have fallen if you never let anybody know?”

TRENTON REGION

Final at-large spots go to Temple (21-9) as a 9 seed and Georgia (18-13) as an 11 seed. Minnesota gets a 10 seed, giving the Big Ten five bids. It’s the WNIT for the Hoosiers.

BERKLEY REGION

Michigan State gets a 9 seed and will face 8 seed Middle Tennessee, a team that edged IU in the preseason WNIT. Ball State is a 12 seed and gets Tennessee in the first round.

Mississippi State (22-9) is another bubble team in as an 11 seed, while Big Ten champ Ohio State is the 3 seed. San Diego State is the third team out of the Mountain West to make it, the Aztecs are a 10 seed. Only 16 spots left to be announced.

OKLAHOMA CITY REGION

Iowa gets an 8 seed, the first Big Ten team announced. Purdue gets the 6 seed and will play Charlotte, the Atlantic 10 Tournament winner.

VCU (26-6) gets an at-large bid out of the Colonial Athletic Association as a 12 seed, another bubble team gets a spot. That’s 32 down, 32 to go.

RALEIGH REGION

TCU as a 10 seed out of the Mountain West is the lone bubble team to get an at-large bid in this region. The Horned Frogs (20-10) had a non-conference win over Maryland in their back pocket.

PRE-SHOW

I’m at Coaches Bar & Grill in downtown Bloomington for the Women’s NCAA Tournament Selection Show, due to start at 7 p.m. on ESPN. The Hoosiers are on the bubble, and hoping to hear their names called tonight. If you’re watching at home, keep an eye on the 10, 11 and 12 seeds in each region. Those will largely be the last at-large teams that make the field. I’ll provide observations as each region is announced and let you know if Indiana makes it in.