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IUPUI women win Horizon for first NCAA Tournament trip

Holly Hoopingarner of the IUPUI Jaguars directs her teammates during the first quarter against the Green Bay Phoenix in the Horizon League Women's Basketball Tournament at Indiana Farmers Coliseum on March 10, 2020, in Indianapolis. (Justin Casterline/Getty Images)

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Holly Hoopingarner scored 16 points on 4-of-5 shooting from 3-point range and IUPUI earned its first NCAA Tournament berth win a 51-37 win over Green Bay in the Horizon League championship game.

Green Bay, bidding for its 19th NCAA trip, did not score in the fourth quarter, which started with IUPUI leading 44-37. The Jaguars only scored seven points.

The Jaguars were in their first conference title game since the 2017 Summit League tournament.

No player reached double figures for the Phoenix, who were playing in their 10th-straight title game. They missed all 11 shots in the fourth quarter.

News 8’s Anthony Calhoun will report live on News 8 at 5 from Indiana Farmers Coliseum.