I haven't covered women's basketball much here over the years, so you'll simply have to take my word for it that I was planning on a quick update on IU's team during this weeklong layoff before the Minnesota game. Fortunately, last night's upset by IU of #22 Purdue at Assembly Hall (the above photo is from IU's earlier loss to Purdue at Mackey) provides a nice hook. After a 9-4 pre-conference record, the Hoosiers have struggled in Big Ten play. They improved to 1-1 in the league with a win over Northwestern and then dropped 10 straight, a streak that didn't end until last night. Purdue retook the lead with 13 seconds remaining, but with 8 seconds left, IU inbounded the ball, and then this happened:
Jasmine McGhee led IU with 26 points, including the buzzer beater.
The IU program is in transition in its first season under the leadership of Curt Miller. Here's what I wrote when Miller was hired last spring: