Amanda Foster was a writer for Inside the Hall who covered men's and women's basketball from 2022 through 2024.

Indiana’s close loss to South Carolina in Sweet Sixteen highlights how bright the future is

  • Amanda Foster 03/29/2024 9:30 pm  

ALBANY, NY – Nobody thought Indiana would even be close. The consensus was that Indiana would have to play a perfect game to even compete with No. 1-seed South Carolina and even then the Hoosiers would be lucky to keep ...

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“Playing with house money”: Indiana has nothing to lose in Sweet Sixteen matchup against South Carolina

  • Amanda Foster 03/29/2024 7:33 am  

Indiana women’s basketball has nothing to lose right now. Even though they’re playing in the Sweet Sixteen? Yes. Even though they could lose that game and end their season? Yes. Even though they’re playing against No. 1-seed South Carolina, who ...

Late-game heroics from Mackenzie Holmes lead Indiana to Sweet Sixteen

  • Amanda Foster 03/26/2024 8:23 am  

Moments before Indiana tipped off its round of 32 NCAA tournament game against Oklahoma Monday night, Mackenzie Holmes had one final message to her team: no regrets. It was her final game at Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall, and she wanted ...

“Entitled to nothing”: Indiana fully prepared to face Oklahoma in NCAA tournament second round

  • Amanda Foster 03/24/2024 5:22 pm  

The last time Indiana and Oklahoma women’s basketball were in the same building, the two programs were in Fort Myers, Florida, for the Fort Myers Tip-Off in November. The Hoosiers and the Sooners were in the same four-team division but ...

Sara Scalia’s energy, 3-point shooting lift Indiana to first round NCAA tournament win

  • Amanda Foster 03/23/2024 6:26 pm  

Before Sara Scalia came to Indiana, nobody knew who she was. Sure, they knew Scalia. She was the sharpshooter from Minnesota who would kill you if your perimeter defense was anything less than suffocating. She wore number 14 and sported ...

Indiana is grateful, excited and confident heading into NCAA tournament

  • Amanda Foster 03/18/2024 8:06 am  

Indiana spent the week after its loss to Michigan in the Big Ten tournament quarterfinals in a state of limbo. Forced to wait out the results of other games and tournaments around the country, Indiana could only take it day ...

Indiana guts out 61-59 win against Penn State to advance to Big Ten tournament quarterfinals

  • Amanda Foster 03/15/2024 12:52 am  

Indiana wants revenge. Plain and simple. The Hoosiers want to win. They want to prove themselves, they want to compete and they don’t want their season to end. They’ll do whatever it takes to keep going. It doesn’t matter if ...

Indiana stunned by Michigan, 69-56, in Big Ten tournament quarterfinals

  • Amanda Foster 03/09/2024 6:13 am  

MINNEAPOLIS — With under six and a half minutes left in the fourth quarter, Mackenzie Holmes stood up from Indiana’s bench and took her warmup shirt off. She sat down in the team huddle for the first time all night, ...

Backed by trust in each other, Indiana beats Minnesota 70-58 for third straight win

  • Amanda Foster 03/07/2024 7:56 am  

Strong defense. Reliable scoring. Perseverance. Determination. Confidence. All are things you need to be a successful basketball team. Another thing you need? Trust. Trust in yourself, your teammates, and the game plan. Trust that shots will fall, passes will find ...

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News and notes from Mike Woodson’s radio show

  • Amanda Foster 03/05/2024 6:10 am  

Mike Woodson joined Don Fischer for his weekly radio show, “Inside Indiana Basketball with Mike Woodson” Monday night to recap Indiana’s last two games, both of which were wins over Wisconsin and Maryland, snapping Indiana’s four-game losing streak. Woodson also ...

Seniors shine in regular season finale as Indiana beats Maryland 71-54

  • Amanda Foster 03/03/2024 6:37 pm  

Arielle Wisne began the afternoon by singing the national anthem and ended it with an emphatic block. Sara Scalia hit four 3-pointers and Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall exploded after every single one. Mackenzie Holmes didn’t miss a shot and received ...

Indiana loses fourth straight game, falling 83-74 at Penn State

  • Amanda Foster 02/24/2024 3:43 pm  

Forty minutes. That was all Indiana needed Saturday afternoon — forty minutes of competitive, energetic basketball. Would a win have been nice? Of course. But it felt like the Hoosiers might have needed a complete game even more than a ...

“A different feel”: Indiana’s emotions were on display in a dominant 86-69 win against Iowa

  • Amanda Foster 02/23/2024 7:51 am  

There was stomping. There was yelling. There were chest bumps and high fives. There was pumping up the crowd and tossing under-the-breath remarks back and forth running down the court. There was women’s basketball and it was good. It was ...

Indiana digs major hole in first half and falls 85-70 to Nebraska for third-straight home loss

  • Amanda Foster 02/22/2024 8:08 am  

The Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall crowd wasn’t afraid to voice its opinions Wednesday night. When an Indiana player committed a needless foul or turned the ball over: “Why would you do that?” When Indiana chose to forgo the easy route ...

Video: Mike Woodson, IU players react to loss to Nebraska

  • Amanda Foster 02/21/2024 11:13 pm  

Mike Woodson, Trey Galloway and Mackenzie Mgbako addressed the media following Indiana’s 85-70 loss to Nebraska on Wednesday at Assembly Hall. Watch their postgame comments below:

Mackenzie Holmes makes history as Indiana dominates Purdue 95-62

  • Amanda Foster 02/12/2024 8:01 am  

First, water was dumped on her head and then it was confetti. The Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall floor wasn’t the cleanest after Indiana’s game on Sunday, but it didn’t matter. History had just happened on that hardwood. Mackenzie Holmes, who ...