According to nearly every bracketologist in the country, Indiana’s men’s basketball team is firmly on the bubble when it comes to the NCAA Tournament.
The Hoosiers (20-13, 9-9 Big Ten) are the first team out of the 68-team field in Joe Lunardi’s projected bracket on ESPN, one of the last four teams in the field in Jerry Palm’s projected bracket on CBS and a No. 10 seed in Stewart Mandel’s projected bracket on FOX Sports.
This afternoon, Indiana’s Twitter account appeared to send a message to the selection committee.
— IndianaMBB (@IndianaMBB) March 15, 2015
The Hoosiers are clearly referencing their impressive play in the season’s first three months, during which they notched wins against SMU, Butler, Maryland and Ohio State (all projected NCAA Tournament teams). But they struggled in February and have lost five of their last seven games.
Did they do enough to earn an at-large bid? We’ll find out.
Tom Crean’s squad will learn its NCAA Tournament fate at 6 p.m. E.T. on CBS.