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No. 4 Indiana Meets Top Seeded North Carolina State In Regional Semifinal On Saturday

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No. 4 Indiana Meets Top Seeded North Carolina State In Regional Semifinal On Saturday

 

SAN ANTONIO, Texas – No. 4 Indiana continues its run in the Big Dance as it faces No. 1 North Carolina State on Saturday at the Alamodome. Tipoff is set for 6 p.m. ET on ESPN2.

 

  1. 4 INDIANA (20-5) VS. NO. 1 NC STATE (22-2)

Saturday, March 27, 2021 • 6 p.m. ET • NCAA Tournament Regional Semifinal
Alamodome • San Antonio, Texas

Broadcast: ESPN2 (Ryan Ruocco, Rebecca Lobo, Holly Rowe)
Radio: WHCC 105.1 FM  and Sirius Big Ten Radio channel 372 (Greg Murray)

Live Stats: NCAA.com

Social Media: Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

 

ABOUT THE COACHES

Indiana NC State
Teri Moren Wes Moore
Career Record: 346-209 (18th Season) Career Record: 748-233 (31st Season)
Indiana Record: 147-79 (7th Season) Wolfpack Record: 190-64 (8th Season)

 

ABOUT THE WOLFPACK

The ACC Tournament champions have wins over North Carolina A&T and South Florida to advance to its third-straight Sweet Sixteen. They are led by All-American junior center Elissa Cunnane who averages 16.3 points and 8.1 rebounds per game. Sophomore guard Jakia Brown-Turner adds 13.7 points per game while senior guard Kayla Jones chips in 11.9 points per outing. The Wolpack are averaging 77.5 points per game this season and shooting 46.9 percent from the field.

 

SERIES HISTORY

NC State leads series 4-0

 

LAST MEETING

12/6/16 – L, 70-84

 

NOTES

  • Indiana advances to the regional semifinals for the first time in the 64-team format and second time in school history. It previously advanced to the round of 16 in 1983 when the tournament field was comprised of 32 teams.
  • It advanced after defeating Belmont, 70-48, on Wednesday. The Hoosiers have allowed a combined 80 points in its first two tournament games, the fewest points ever allowed by a Big Ten team in the first two games of the Big Dance.
  • The Hoosiers are led by four All-Big Ten selections including sophomore forward Mackenzie Holmes who averages 17.8 points, 7.8 rebounds and 2.9 blocks per game. Junior guard Grace Berger (15.5 points) and senior guard Ali Patberg (14.0 points) each add double figure.
  • IU secured its sixth-straight 20 win season on Wednesday, continuing the program’s longest streak of 20-win seasons. Overall, the Hoosiers have posted 10 20-win seasons in its 48 year history.
  • A Wolfpack alumnus will be on the Hoosiers’ sideline on Saturday night in first year assistant coach Ashley Williams. Williams, a native of Cary, North Carolina, was a walk-on for head coach Wes Moore from 2013-17. She graduated with a degree in industrial engineering in 2017 before spending two years at IU as a graduate manager from 2017-19 before returning at the start of this season in a full-time capacity. The last time the two programs met, Williams was a senior guard for the Wolfpack.

 

UP NEXT

The winner of Saturday’s game faces the winner of Arizona/Texas A&M on Monday, March 29 in the regional final.