IUWBB: Hoosiers to play in Preseason WNIT in 2015

It was announced Tuesday that Indiana will begin its season at the Preseason WNIT in November.

The field of 16 includes 10 teams that participated in the postseason last year. The tournament begins Nov. 13, with the championship game on Nov. 22.

“We are excited to get a chance to play in a challenging field for this year’s Preseason WNIT to begin our season,” IU head coach Teri Moren said in a statement. “This is another great opportunity early in the year to help prepare us for Big Ten play.”

Other participants include: Alabama State (SWAC), Baylor (Big 12), Chattanooga (Southern), Dartmouth (Ivy), DePaul (Big East), Drexel (Colonial), Jacksonville (Atlantic Sun), McNeese State (Southland), Siena (Metro Atlantic), South Florida (American), Southern Illinois (MVC), Southern Miss (Conference USA), St. Bonaventure (Atlantic 10), Tennessee State (Ohio Valley) and UT Arlington (Sun Belt).

This will be the third time that IU has participated in the Preseason WNIT, and the first time since 2008.

Teams are guaranteed three games in the tournament, and those games are hosted at campus facilities, including the semifinals (Nov. 19) and championship (Nov. 22).

Moren made a point last year to say the Hoosiers needed to strengthen their non-conference slate. The pairings for the tournament have yet to be announced, but the field does include last year’s No. 5-ranked team in the country, Baylor.

3 comments

  1. It would be very cool if IU could get a couple of home games out of this. My guess would be that they might match up against either DePaul of Souther Illinois? These games are usually scheduled against teams that are close to each other. This would give us 3 more games than expected which is a good thing. More games against good competition are needed to make us a more competative team. There is nothing negative about this. Go Hoosiers!

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