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March Madness Déjà vu for Indiana as the one-seed women’s team FALLS to nine-seed Miami 70-68

March Madness deja vu! Indiana’s No. 1 seed women’s team falls to nine-seed Miami 70-68… just 24 hours after the Hoosiers’ men’s team suffered the same fate to the Hurricanes

Indiana University basketball has had a 24-hour period to forget as both the men’s and women’s basketball teams were eliminated from 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 at the Round of 32.

Monday, the No. 1 overall seed Indiana women’s team was shocked by ninth-seed Miami at IU’s campus in Bloomington, Indiana by a score of 70-68.  All it took was Destiny Harden’s jumper from the paint to roll in off the rim with 3.3 seconds left for the Canes to secure the upset.

According to ESPN Stats and Info, this is the tenth time in history that a school has knocked both teams from another school out of the NCAA Tournament. It’s only the third time ever that it’s happened in the same round.

In 1994, George Washington’s teams knocked out UAB’s men’s and women’s squads. Duke did the same thing to Southern University in 2006. 

Miami's women's team beat Indiana 70-68 on Moday

It’s déjà vu for Indiana as 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 win

Destiny Harden’s jump shot with 3.3 seconds to go sealed the deal for Miami and their win

March Madness Déjà vu for Indiana as the one-seed women's team FALLS to nine-seed Miami 70-68

‘The U’ joins UConn, UCLA, and Tennessee as the only teams to have both their men’s & women’s teams in the Regional Semifinals of the 2023 NCAA Tournament

Following Stanford’s loss to eighth-seeded Ole Miss on Sunday, it marks the first time since 1998 that two No. 1 seeds in the same women’s tournament lost before the Sweet 16. Miami (21-12) will face fourth-seeded Villanova in the Greenville 2 Regional semifinal. 

Indiana’s women’s team (28-4) never led Monday, falling behind by 14 during the first half before clawing back. Hoosiers star Mackenzie Holmes tied it 60-60 with 3:05 to play, but Miami answered with five quick points. Indiana’s Grace Berger then made two free throws and Yarden Garzon knocked down a 3-pointer to knot it at 65 with 49 seconds left.

Harden and Haley Cavinder combined to go 3 of 6 from the foul line for Miami in the final minute, leaving the door open for Indiana. Garzon rattled in an open trey from the left corner to tie the game again at 68 with 6.6 seconds left. But Harden responded, receiving an inbounds pass and working her way one-on-one to get a close shot for the game-winner.

Harden credited associate head coach Fitzroy Anthony for calling her number.

‘Fitzroy, man. He did it again. He told me to face-up and win the f***ing game, excuse my language,’ Harden said on the broadcast.

She added, ‘I got to give all my credit to him. He believed in me, the whole coaching staff believed in me, the whole team believed in me, man. It just 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 highs of 22 points and nine boards to lead Indiana. Berger tallied 17 points, six rebounds and six assists, and Garzon scored 10 points.