How the mighty have fallen:
For the 20th time in the past three decades, at least three teams from the state of Indiana have made it into the NCAA tournament. For the first time, however, the Indiana Hoosiers were not one of those three.
They weren't even eligible.
Purdue, Butler and Notre Dame are all preparing for the tournament, which will end April 5 with the championship game in Indianapolis. Indiana is on spring break with nowhere to go.
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Hoosiers fans? It was the second straight season and the fourth time in the past seven years that they had no reason to turn on the NCAA selection show other than to see where their in-state rivals were headed. All Indiana coach Tom Crean could do Sunday was tweet about his hopes that the Hoosiers will be back.
This could be a golden opportunity for IU officials. With students and alumni already used to recent teams being awful, this would be a good time for the school to start de-emphasizing the basketball program so that academics could regain their proper . . .
. . . sorry, went delusional there for a moment.