No. 9 Miami bounces No. 1 Indiana from women's tournament
The Indiana Hoosiers are the second top-seeded team to fall in the women’s NCAA basketball tournament as they were defeated 70-68 by No. 9 Miami Hurricanes on Monday.
The Hurricanes held on in a wild finish that saw Yarden Garzon tie the game for Indiana with 6.6 seconds left, before Destiny Harden drained the winner for Miami 3.3 seconds later to capture the second-round game.
Indiana joins the Stanford Cardinal, who were the first No. 1 team to head home after suffering a 54-49 loss at the hands of No. 8 Ole Miss on Sunday.
Lola Pendande led the way for Miami with 19 points and seven rebounds, Harden had 18 points and five rebounds to pace the attack.
Mackenzie Holmes poured in 22 points to lead the Hoosiers, she also had nine rebounds in the losing cause.
According to ESPN Women's Hoops, this is the first time in 25 years that multiple No. 1 seeds failed to reach the Sweet 16 in the women's NCAA tournament.