March Madness means Déjà vu for Indiana as the one-seed women’s team FALLS to nine-seed Miami 70-68
March Madness spells déjà vu for Indiana as the single-seed women’s team CAE defeats the nine-seeded Miami, 70-68… just 24 hours after the Hoosiers men’s team suffered the same fate against the Hurricanes.
Indiana University basketball has had a 24-hour period to forget, as the men’s and women’s basketball teams were knocked out of March Madness on back-to-back days by the same opponent: the Miami Hurricanes.
On Sunday night, the fourth-seeded men’s Indiana Hoosiers fell to fifth-seeded Miami 85-69 to be eliminated in the round of 32.
On Monday, Indiana’s No. 1 overall seeded women’s team was upset by ninth seed Miami on the IU campus in Bloomington, Indiana by a score of 70-68. All it took was Destiny Harden’s jumper from the paint to roll from the rim with 3.3 seconds remaining for the Canes to clinch the upset.
According ESPN Stats and Information, this marks the 10th time in history that a school has eliminated both teams from another school from the NCAA Tournament. It’s only the third time this has happened in the same round.
In 1994, George Washington’s teams eliminated UAB’s men’s and women’s squads. Duke did the same with the University of the South in 2006.
It’s déjà vu for Indiana when the men’s and women’s teams fell to Miami in a 24-hour period.
Destiny Harden’s jump shot with 3.3 seconds to go sealed the deal for Miami and their victory
‘The U’ joins UConn, UCLA and Tennessee as the only teams to have both men’s and women’s teams in the 2023 NCAA Tournament Regional Semifinals
Following Stanford’s loss to eighth seed Ole Miss on Sunday, it marks the first time since 1998 that two No. 1 seeds in the same women’s tournament have lost to the Sweet 16. Miami (21-12) will meet to fourth-seeded Villanova in the Greenville Regional 2 Semifinal.
The Indiana women’s team (28-4) never led Monday, trailing by 14 points through the first half before rallying. Hoosiers star Mackenzie Holmes tied it 60-60 with 3:05 to play, but Miami responded with five quick points. Indiana’s Grace Berger then made two free throws and Yarden Garzón hit a 3-pointer to make it 65 with 49 seconds remaining.
Harden and Haley Cavinder combined to go 3-for-6 from the free throw line for Miami in the final minute, leaving the door open for Indiana. Garzón hit an open 3-pointer from the left corner to tie the game again at 68 with 6.6 seconds left. But Harden responded, receiving an in-bounds pass and working his way up one-on-one to get a close shot for the game-winner.
Harden credited associate head coach Fitzroy Anthony with calling his number.
“Fitzroy, man. He did it again. He told me to face and win the damn game, excuse my language,” Harden said on the broadcast.
She added: ‘I have to give him all my credit. He believed in me, the entire coaching staff believed in me, the entire team believed in me, man. He feels good to make the shot (and) send Miami to the Sweet 16 for the first time, man.
Harden finished with 18 points and five rebounds and Lola Pendande had a team-high 19 points plus seven rebounds for the Hurricanes. Jasmyne Roberts scored 16 points.
Holmes posted game-high 22 points and nine boards to lead Indiana. Berger had 17 points, six rebounds and six assists, and Garzón had 10 points.