IUWBB: Non-conference schedule update

We sat down with Teri Moren for an interview about Indiana’s offseason. There will be a feature in Monday’s paper about some of the Hoosiers’ new pieces, including freshmen Ria Gulley, Bre Wickware and Darby Foresman.

But, in the meantime, we have also learned more details about IU’s non-conference schedule.

IU will round out its non-conference slate with trips to North Texas and Chattanooga, match ups with Florida and Stony Brook in the Florida Sunshine Classic and a visit from Oakland.

In April, it was revealed that IU would play Auburn, Vanderbilt, Western Kentucky, Southeastern Missouri and Presbyterian. The Hoosiers will also play N.C. State in the Big-Ten ACC Challenge.

Chattanooga, Auburn and Florida made the NCAA tournament in 2015-16. Western Kentucky played in the WNIT. That provides the Hoosiers with formidable competition before entering Big Ten play, a formula Moren believes helped IU’s resume when they were on the NCAA bubble in ’15-16.

The trip to North Texas is significant because it allows Gulley and Wickware, along with sophomore Danielle Williams, a chance to return to their home state.

4 comments

  1. Will be interesting to see how Moren infiltrates , Elbert , Gulley, Wickware, Deane, and Foresman into the mix let alone members already on the team not seeing much action.

    I got a copy of the Herald-Times aug. 8th edition. Its a more in depth article on the newcomers and well worth the read via Jon Blau.

  2. Steve W, said it before and I will say it again, Deane is an incredible player and will be instrumental in our success this year. She is a dynamic player who can play all phases of the game. Incredible athlete who along with Gulley and Elbert will make our backcourt possibly as good as anyone’s in the Big10! If we can avoid injury, we will be a better team than last year but, due to a much tougher conference schedule our record may not match last years? Can’t wait for the first game!! Go Hoosiers!!

  3. Appears the nonconference schedule is still plenty tough and will have challenges . The undefeated home streak will be severely tested this year. Last year we were lucky to play both Ohio St and Maryland on the road , this year we should have them at home. State has their frontcourt bolstered with the transfer of Stephane Mavunga from North Carolina and Maryland the #1 class coming in.
    As Ive mentioned before Deane should add some flash to our team, post players will need to be sharp anytime Deane crosses the lane as they may receive a behind the back or over the shoulder bullet pass. We will be even quicker than last years team and every member will work well with our up tempo game. I have personally seen Darby play at Heritage Christian and she can run with the best of them, quite a sight to see a 6′ 3″ forward run the floor like a guard. Gulley is athletic but will be pushed for minutes on the floor as both Amber and Tia have experience ahead of her. Cant wait to see how the rotation will work out , may see a lot substituting, far different from last year. Moren said she wants to see Tyra increase her 3 pt percentage from 30% to the high 30s low 40s and wants use her more off the ball which couldnt be done last year. Even Moren commented on Darbys speed running the floor. The increased depth this year should advantageous to the hoosiers,, I cant wait. Go Hoosiers.

  4. Another interesting tidbit on Amber Deane is that she helped her Dayton squad get to the elite 8 2014-15. Also anyone interested in seeing Amber at her best go to you tube and put in “Gulf Coast showcase Dayton vs Louisville”. That was last year before her injury.

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