The IU women's basketball team received an at-large bid to the newly expanded, 48-team Women's National Invitational Tournament. While the men's NIT features a reduced field this season (just ask Iowa!), the women's field has been expanded, and now features a representative from each of the 31 Division I conferences. Apparently the "next best" team to the conference's NCAA entrants receives the automatic NIT bid. The NIT selected IU for one of 17 at-large slots.