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Tyra Buss named preseason All-B1G, women’s basketball picked third

After a couple of years on the upswing, 2016-17 looks like the breakthrough year for the Hoosiers.

NCAA Womens Basketball: NCAA Tournament-Second Round-Notre Dame vs Indiana Joe Raymond-USA TODAY Sports

The Indiana Hoosier’s women’s basketball team look poised for a huge 2016-17 season. With the return of Tyra Buss and the continued improvement of the program, the Hoosiers were slotted for a third-place finish by both the coaches and the media on Monday.

On top of that, Tyra Buss was named to the preseason All-Big Ten team.

IU returns all five starters from a team that made the NCAA Tournament last season and finished 21-12, including a perfect 14-0 home record.

Last season, Tyra Buss averaged 18.8 points per game and earned First Team All-Big Ten honors. Fellow starters Amanda Cahill and Alexis Gassion return, bringing with them 14.7 and 11.3 points, respectively.