IU Bubble Burst, Women Selected for WNIT

Last night, the IU women's basketball team found out which postseason tournament they'll compete in. WTIU's Dave Leno has the verdict.

Inside a private room at Coaches Bar and Grill, IU saw its NCAA Tournament hopes crash before its very eyes. Coach Felisha Legette-Jack and her players echoed the disappointment, but still have a lot to play for in the Women’s National Invitation Tournament (WNIT).

“We’re here for real and we’re here to make this thing better; and we will,” said coach Jack. “We will continue to grow, one recruit at a time.”

IU forward Amber Jackson echoed the same sentiments. “Our season isn’t over, you know. We’re blessed to play in the [W]NIT. You know, a lot of people say, ‘it’s not in the tournament for us,  . . .  we’re in it to win it.’”

The Hoosiers received a WNIT first-round bye. They will play the winner of Dayton vs. Oakland on Sunday, March 22 in Bloomington at 2 p.m.

Dave Leno

Dave Leno is a news anchor and sports reporter for WTIU. He mostly files reports on IU basketball and football. In addition, he is the play-by-play voice of IU volleyball, softball, men and women’s soccer and hosts the women’s basketball halftime show. Leno freelances for Action Indiana Sports Television, where he calls basketball games for Bloomington High School South. His broadcast history includes stints at IU Student Radio and 610 WIP in Philadelphia. Leno spent this past summer calling professional baseball games for the Camden Riversharks, an independent team based in Camden, NJ.

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