Looks like the crowd was chanting the wrong thing.
Every. Single. One.
Yup. Fucking all of them
I just saw that as well. I now have to clean up the puke off of my laptop.
At least Vitale has us over Duke.
Positive side is if all of them pick MSU that means that they won't win.
The kissiest of all kisses of deaths. They are so screwed. I could not be happier.
I remember when nearly everybody picked Kansas a few years ago including me. That turned out well.
Who didn't see that coming? All season they've dominated their opponents and won their conference.
Good thing they have to play the games and not decide them in a media slurpfest, huh?
Was the only one to pick Michigan over Duke.
He was the ONLY one to correctly pick Michigan into the Final Four last year. I'll take it!
What was funny about that to me was that if Michigan got that far in the bracket it would be playing so well that it would most likely be able to beat Louisville pretty handily. IMO weird logic from DV.
"...if Michigan got that far in the bracket it would be playing so well that it would most likely be able to beat Louisville pretty handily."
But wasn't erratic foul calling one of the problems with the Final against Louisville last year?
Listen, Coach Beilein agrees that this is real. People who deny this are just stupid or reality-denying. Or both. Although this season was a fantastic departure from the Big Ten madness of the past. Best reffed season I can remember in the conference and it isn't even close.
Today was a weird reversion.
...about college basketball. It should never seem even for a second like a whole season was eclipsed by a weekend's worth of games. This is why I don't long for a college football playoff.
Isn't it the same for football?
Ohio had the better regular season, but Sparty won the Rose Bowl and got all of the glory.
Wasn't it 2 years ago when a 5-loss Wisconsin was in the Rose Bowl? They didn't win...but if they did, it would be better than Nebraska who had the better regular season.
Your logic is flawed.
Both of those things happened because of conference championship games, the football equivalent of the BTT. And a playoff will be an extension of a conference championship game, rewarding the winner of a game or small number of games while devaluing the regular season...Also, Wisconsin only went to the conference championship game because OSU (and IIRC PSU) were barred from appearing. That situation was very unusual.
ESPN analysts are like cats with horrible ADD in a lazer-light show. Put something shiny in front of them and they'll just go crazy.
Should force ESPN to display this post in a panel at the top of the screen at all times.
Who fucking cares? I came into this thread to laugh at Indiana's misfortunes, not bitch about MSU more.
Didn't take long for the obsessed to hijack the thread.
Wait, wut? MSU isn't Mississippi State? Hold on... Florida, yeah, that's the ticket. Florida will be the National Champions.
Bizarro world right there. Not one of these guys think any other team will win.
I think Dick Vitale literally had an orgasm during his MSU title rant at the end of the show.
Ms. Duke is very jealous right now.
Every single ESPN guy made a case for Virginia deserving the #1 seed and yet none of them picked UVA. I know I know (matchups, matchups, matchups)...but doesn't UVA play similar to Staee?
Well, the sad thing is the the CBI home page does not yet have a schedule up and the tournament begins on Tuesday, I believe. Tom Crean does not have much time to convince them that Indiana is the team that could very well upset the Santa Claras and Oregon States of the world. A midrange seed is all he requests, I am sure.
Crean declines a bid to the CBI. The season is over for Indiana.
And it's not really close.
Are we sure they weren't selected? Is it possible they declined an offer to go? From the teams in the NIT it seems pretty likely that Indiana would've been like a 4 seed minimum.
If they declined, I feel bad for the team. The NIT is better than no post-season at all, isn't it?
Purdue said a few days ago that they wouldn't accept a bid if offered.
From the sounds of it, though, it doesn't seem like they would have been offered in the first place.
They did it all last year win after win.
Wow. Indiana lost Oladipo and Zeller, we lost Burke and Hardaway (and McGary), but look at the difference between the two seasons this year. Wow! I love Coach B.
To be fair, Indiana also lost Hulls and Watford. Not superstars, but still valuable veterans.
The NIT went and got all high and mighty on us this year.
I think the runner up of the smaller conference tournaments getting an auto-bid to the NIT changed everything up this year.
Should represent the B10 well. Surprised IU did not get a bid, but hey -- FU Crean. Couldn't happen to a duochier douche.
To be fair, the NIT doesn't seem to like taking a 3rd team from a power conference with a 17-15 record.
It's because of all the midmajor conference tournament upsets meant a lot of autobids for their regular season conference winners.
how it breaks down every year but 13 of the 32 teams got automatic bids into the NIT this year.
Just saw this on the Illinois Scout board (Yes I hangout over there). Why the heck would you decline an invitation to ANY postseason tournament? Indiana could use the extra games and practice. Weird move.
Hindsight being 20/20, Michigan had a great year in 2010-11 considering what they lost and were picked to finish. And of course, Stu made that shot on 1/27/2011 and we haven't looked back.
to attract recruits.
It's a tournament whose original intention was to reward smaller schools that were successful at their own level.
"The College Basketball Invitational (CBI) provides a meaningful opportunity for teams that deserve a postseason experience."
@ MSU 2011:Men's Basketball::OSU1969:Football
When Crean wins, he does so by having super-talented players. His guys aren't going to get more talented with a few CBI practices/games.
fire Crean and hire Mike Woodson.
I think he should.
is classic and worthy of reposting.
did he soil his shorts or something? he soil his shorts or something?
Indiana Director of Athletics Fred Glass confirmed that decision to The Star on Sunday night.
"Finances wouldn't be an issue if we thought it made sense," Glass told The Star. "But we're Indiana. We don't play in the CBI."
This is the first time since 2011 that an IU season ends with the Big Ten tournament. Four of coach Tom Crean's six seasons in Bloomington have ended without postseason play beyond the conference tournament.
Indiana was a tire fire when he arrived. He went 1-17 his first season, so it took a while to dig out of that hole. His overall B1G record is 40-68 (.370). Take out his best season and his percentage dips to .267. Analogous percentages for Beilein are .556 and .501. Basically Crean has had one good season out of six.
"But we're Indiana. We don't play in the CBI."
I like that. I don't like Indiana, but I like that statement. Have some standards you won't stoop below.
Sometimes pulling the plug on a season is the right thing to do.
There is much to do on the beet farm this offseason.