Time to Tango for IUWBB

Sydney Parrish, Indiana Women's Basketball
Sydney Parrish, Indiana Women's Basketball / Andy Lyons/GettyImages

With a memorable regular season in the rearview mirror, the Indiana women's basketball is now looking ahead to the most important segment of the season: the 2023-2024 NCAA tournament.

Fresh off of a tough loss in their Big Ten tournament opener at the hands of Laila Phelia and Michigan, Teri Moren's team comes into this one licking their wounds from the pain that assuredly accompanied that L in the locker room. Nonetheless, this is an extremely dangerous team that is more than capable of making some serious things happen on the dance floor.

Throughout the entire college basketball calendar campaign, the ladies have more than shouldered a lion's share of the load in sustaining the powerhouse prominence tied to Indiana University basketball. Picking up that extra slack was no small feat, but IUWBB has stayed steady. But with the men's squad officially done until next season, they will no longer have to carry that extra weight on their shoulders. More importantly, they will now have the undivided attention of a cream and crimson fanbase that should slowly beginning to realize that the ladies have surpassed the gentlemen in the program's hierarchy of hoops.

IUWBB was slotted as a No. 4 seed and will face off with No.13 seed Princeton this Saturday (March 23rd at 1:30 PM EST) in the friendly confines of Assembly Hall. Princeton may be the underdog in this one, but their 31-1 record indicates that they are not to be taken lightly. Thankfully, Mackenzie Holmes looks to be fully ready to go after playing just 5 minutes in the loss to Michigan while she was dealing with a lingering knee issue (at the worst possible time of the year).

This is the fourth consecutive season that the Hoosiers have gone dancing, and our fingers are crossed that they can paint the town red (and white).