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Hoosiers AD: ‘We’re Indiana. We don’t play in the CBI’

Mar 17, 2014, 10:21 AM EDT

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Indiana missed out on the NCAA tournament this season, which wasn’t a surprise.

The Hoosiers did not have a good season. They hadn’t been on the bubble for a couple of weeks.

What was surprising, however, was that Indiana was also snubbed by the NIT, meaning that their postseason would have to be the CBI, the CIT or … well, nothing.

And the Hoosiers weren’t having that.

“We’re Indiana. We don’t play in the CBI,” Athletics Director Fred Glass told the Indianapolis Star.

Oh. Good to know.

Can we ask about storming the floor after beating Wisconsin then?

This is the fourth time in head coach Tom Crean’s six-year tenure that the Hoosiers have missed the postseason. They finished the season 17-15 overall and 7-11 in the Big Ten with a first round exit in the Big Ten tournament to their name.

Indiana wasn’t the only big name program to be left out of the NIT. His old school, Marquette, will not be playing any more basketball, either.

“We are obviously disappointed not to be participating in the postseason this year,” head coach Buzz Williams said. “We were excited by the opportunity to continue to compete and improve, but weren’t included in the NIT field. It’s extremely difficult to know our seniors, who have accomplished so much on the court during their careers have played their finals games at Marquette.”

  1. padraighansen - Mar 17, 2014 at 11:35 AM

    In a way….well, not in a way….that was a total slap at Wisconsin. Doubt it was intended, Rob. More than likely, it came across the wrong way. In truth, Indiana fans storming the court against ANYBODY is, and should be, un-Hoosier-like.

  2. fnc111 - Mar 17, 2014 at 11:39 AM

    These are college kids, mostly 18-20 years old in the student section. They are there to have a good time. Court storming goes on everywhere now. Let it go with the tradition talk. These kids were 4 years old when Knight got fired.

    • thejjtrain - Mar 17, 2014 at 2:24 PM

      Also, none* of them were born the last time they won a National Title, but they wont go two sentences before mentioning ‘Banners’.

      *There are probably some grad and PhD exceptions

  3. greej1938l - Mar 17, 2014 at 11:39 AM

    Nice point about the Wisco game. I agree

  4. numbr4stuna - Mar 17, 2014 at 11:54 AM

    This was clearly a swipe at Purdue. Oh well…POTFH

  5. joewilliesshnoz - Mar 17, 2014 at 11:37 PM

    Sorry Fred, what you should have said was, “We’re Indiana, we suck”.

  6. packergator - Mar 18, 2014 at 9:21 AM

    Just the attitude that’s helping IU land all those 5-star recruits. Oh, I’m sorry…

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