Indiana Hoosier News: Women's BBall falls in Sweet 16, Woodson signs 5-Star, Football Loses two transfers

Here is the week that was in Indiana Hoosiers Sports

Indiana v South Carolina
Indiana v South Carolina / Andy Lyons/GettyImages

The Indiana Hoosiers had quite the week across all sports. Here are some highlights of what happened:

IUWBB Falls in Sweet 16

-While the Hoosiers got over the hump and defeated Oklahoma, making it to the Sweet 16, the undefeated #1 South Carolina Gamecocks were too much to overcome. Though Indiana fought the entire game, the Gamecocks came away with the 79-75 victory.

South Carolina dominated early, but Syndey Parrish, Sara Scalia, and Chole Moore-McNeil began hitting three pointers to make cut into the lead. Ultimately, the Hoosiers had no answer for Kamilla Cardoso, who led all scorers with 22 points.

Woodson Lands Blue-Chipper, Mackenzie Mgbako will return

After losing McDonald's All-American Liam McNeely, head coach Mike Woodson and the Hoosiers signed Five-Star wing Bryson Tucker. While Woodson and his staff have work to do in the transfer portal, Tucker gives Indiana a high school player in the class of 2024.

Small forward Mackenzie Mgbako has indicated that he will return for his sophomore season:

There was some thought that he might go to the NBA or test the transfer portal waters. His return is huge news for the Hoosiers.

Two Indiana Football Players Enter the Portal

Spring practice is in full swing, which means much player movement. Wide receiver Kamryn Perry has entered the transfer portal. With Donaven McCulley returning and Indiana bringing in four transfers, including Elijah Sarratt and Myles Price, Perry knew he was on the outside looking in.

Defensive lineman Philip Blidi felt the same way as he entered the portal as well.

Around the Nation

  • Iowa and LSU face off again, this time in the Final Four.
  • The Washington Post article on Kim Mulkey was recently released and is worth reading.
  • Interstate rival Purdue makes the Final Four for the first time since 1980.
  • North Carolina State has both Men's and Women's basketball in the Final Four. UConn is the only other school to do so, with both basketball programs winning the National Title in 2004 and 2014.