Indiana, who stormed the court against Wisconsin earlier this season, was passed over by the 32-team NIT tournament. They could have played in the CBI — having to pay to do so — but the Hoosiers declined the opportunity. Why? Because they're Indiana. From the Indianapolis Star:
"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 lost to Illinois in the first round of the Big Ten tournament last week. The Hoosiers finished 17-15 overall and 7-11 in Big Ten play.