Hoosiers AD: 'We're Indiana. We don't play in the CBI'
Indiana athletic director Fred Glass told the Indianapolis Star the Hoosiers won't play in the postseason, because, well, they're too good for the CBI.
Among the four tournament fields announced Sunday night was that of the College Basketball Invitational (CBI), also considered by some to be the NIT for schools that don't make the NIT.
The 16-team CBI field includes Texas A&M of the SEC, Oregon State of the Pac-12 and Penn State of the Big Ten, among others.
But Indiana -- which was snubbed for the NIT -- will not be playing in the CBI along with those major conference schools, because in the words of Hoosiers AD Fred Glass, per the Indianapolis Star, "We're Indiana. We don't play in the CBI."
To recap 2013-14 for the Hoosiers, Indiana followed up a Sweet 16 season by going 17-15, 7-11 in the Big Ten, and was bounced in the opening round of the Big Ten tournament by Illinois (which accepted an NIT bid). The Hoosiers lost seven of their final 10 games, including one to CBI entry PSU.
This marks the fourth year in the six-season Tom Crean era that Indiana has missed the postseason, although apparently it didn't have to be that way.
But to reiterate, they're Indiana. They don't play in the CBI.
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