1-Seed Indiana Set For NCAA First Round Action On Saturday

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – The road to Dallas starts on Saturday when top seed Indiana takes on 16-seed Tennessee Tech in NCAA Tournament first round inside Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall.

#2/2 (1) Indiana (27-3) vs. (16) Tennessee Tech (23-9)
Saturday, March 18, 2023 • 11:30 a.m. ET
Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall • Bloomington, Ind.
Broadcast: ESPN2 (Brenda VanLengen, Holly Warlick)
Radio: WHCC 105.1 FM (Austin Render)
Live Stats: NCAA.com

Indiana Tennessee Tech
Teri Moren Kim Rosamond
Career Record: 398-222 (20th Season) Career Record: 115-96 (7th Season)
Indiana Record: 199-92 (9th Season) Tennessee Tech Record: Same

Tennessee Tech advanced to the field of 64 with a first four win over Monmouth, 79-69, on Thursday night inside Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall. The Golden Eagles earned the auto bid into the tournament with a win over Little Rock in the OVC Tournament championship last Sunday. Senior guard Maaliya Owens leads her team with 14.7 points per game as she shoots 40.7 percent from the 3-point line. Senior guard Jada Guinn adds 10.5 points per game for TTU.

Tennessee Tech leads 3-1

12/20/98 – W, 89-75 (Bloomington, Ind.)

• The Hoosiers will be a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament for the first time, as it heard its name called as the No. 2 overall team in the field on Sunday night. This is the ninth time the program has appeared in the Big Dance, including the last four-consecutive.
• Indiana holds an overall 8-8 record in eight all-time tournament appearances. Ninth year head coach Teri Moren is 7-4 all-time in the Big Dance.
• IU is coming off a Sweet Sixteen appearance in 2021-22 and an Elite Eight berth in 2020-21. Indiana has advanced to the round of 32 in each of Teri Moren’s five appearances in the postseason tournament.
• Senior forward Mackenzie Holmes and graduate student guard Grace Berger each picked up three All-American honors on Wednesday in postseason honors announced by the Associated Press, USBWA and CSC Academic All-America. Holmes placed on the first team on all three respective teams. It marked the first ever AP and USBWA first team selections for the program. Berger earned a spot on the CSC Academic All-American team while earning honorable mention nods by the AP and USBWA.
• Holmes and Berger are making their fourth-straight NCAA Tournament appearance, holding a 5-2 overall record in the Big Dance. Between the two all-time, they have combined for 260 career games played, including 200 career starts. They have each reached the 1,800-career point mark, combining for 3,628 points in their careers.

The winner of Saturday’s game advances to the Round of 32 against the winner of 8-seed Oklahoma State or 9-seed Miami (FL)