Indiana makes tournament as No. 4 seed in the South Region


Indiana was seeded No. 4 in the South Region of the NCAA Tournament. The Hoosiers will play No. 13 seed New Mexico State in the first round in Portland, Ore. No. 5 seed Wichita State and No. 12 seed Virginia Commonwealth are the other game in the bracket. Overall No. 1 seed Kentucky is the No. 1 team in the South. No. 2 Duke and No. 3 Baylor are the other top seeds.

Lots, lots more to come of course.

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34 comments:

  • oregoniu says:

    Welcome to Portland, hope you Hoosier fans can make it out here!!

  • goIU says:

    I couldn’t find a ‘sure’ time, but I’m thinking it will be 5:00? Hopefully, the team can travel early enough to get themselves adjusted to the time change. Nice to have the welcome from Oregon… Go Hoosiers!

  • HoosierThom says:

    Once. Again IU gets a far location. I think we get the shaft because the committee knows we’ll travel regardless how faraway they send us.

  • Ron says:

    You see NM State roster? one player 7’5. 2 are 6’11 and 2 are 6’10. 5 from Canada 2 from France and 1 from S. Africa

  • real iu fan says:

    McKimes is a high school teammate of Eli Holman- from Richmond,CA. He’s tough, definitely not a student athlete, and has had similar problems as Holman. But he’s a Charles barkley like rebounder. The only guy on IU’s team that could him is Oladipo. The rest of the team I don’t know. Ask Alford he played them twice.

  • Jobawa says:

    Alford lost to them once and demolished them the next.

    New Mexico State is lucky. Their players may be mysteries to many of you now but you can be sure Tom Crean will make a star out of at least one of them during this encounter. Tom Crean is one heck of a coach!

  • Bob Knight says:

    HoosierThom, you’re a nugget. It got sent west because the PAC-12 sucks.

  • john says:

    I just hope we don’t get a 10pm est start. Drives me crazy when the NCAA matches a team from the eastern zone against a western team at a time when biological clocks are going to slow.

  • Chet says:

    So, in other words, in their first meeting Alford made a star out of one of them.

  • Chet says:

    Without doing any research I’m guessing the Hoosiers are the only team to beat two of the number 1 seeds.

  • Chet says:

    Gottleib picks Wichita State to beat us in the second round. Crazy. They have one win over a halfway decent team, UNLV, and that’s not saying much. They’ve played NOBODY and have losses to said nobodies.

  • Adam G in Portland. says:

    I was born and raised in Bloomington and have lived in Portland for the past 15 years. I am THRILLED that the game is here, although I understand why most Hoosiers won’t be as excited as I am. I’m trying to figure out when the game will be so that I can try to get some tickets.

    The Rose Garden is a big arena, but I’ve sat up in the nose bleeds during Blazer games and you can see what’s going on. Come on out and cheer on our team! Portland is a beautiful city with lots to do if you stay through the Saturday games as well.

  • Chet says:

    Portland IS a beautiful city. I was out there last summer.

  • Geoff says:

    Ron – what roster are you looking at? The ESPN roster isn’t showing anything close to the size you listed…

    I’m seeing 6’11”, 6’10”, 6’10” that combine for about 20 pts & 10 reb, and then some medium sized guys. Only one of the 3 bigs seems very effective.

    My concern is McKines guy, looking at his stats and his size he seems to be similar to Draymond Green – who we really struggled to match up with. He made 50 3-ptrs, shoots 76% from the FT line and obviously is a load at 6’6″ 230…

    Glad to see that they are missing their best guard. Appears the Kabongo kid (Myck’s brother) Transferred at the end of the first semester and they are fairly thin in the backcourt.

  • Jobawa says:

    Chet your limping logic is absolutely exhilarating. Dude, do some research if you don’t want to be the laffy-ing stock of Hoosier Scoop (not that you’re not close to that already). The main reason for UNM losing the first game wasn’t a Rob Wilson type of game from anyone of the Aggies. It was the abysmal performance of Drew Gordon and Kendal Williams (not that these names tell you anything) who went 0-13 from the field. A Christian Watford kind of day if you know what I mean. Otherwise New Mexico State was a normal team.

    But listen: Alford is not Tom Crean. Tom Crean will find a way because he is a heck of a coach. And then he will tweet about it: tweet! tweet! I am still an atheist, thank God. #luisbunuel

  • Geoff says:

    What sucks for me is I REALLY respect Gotlieb. There are certainly times I disagree with him, but overall he is a realist and very thorough…

    I hate to see him pick against us.

    If Colin Cowherd picks against us (something I doubt he’ll delve into) then I’m afraid we’re doomed.

    Two of the most rational guys in sports. I’m more scared of them than NMST.

  • Geoff says:

    So what you’re trying to say is Gordon and Williams are super-“soft”…

  • Jobawa says:

    ^ You still have trouble counting to four geOFF?

    You have your own little myopic point of view that’s so unique and cute. You remind me of Husky Tom.

  • Ron says:

    Geoff. Sam Bhullar, freshman per school website.

    One guy on ESPN picking NM for final four. Another says IU and Baylor both have the potential to end up at the final four.

  • Diehard says:

    Geoff — I think we agree! After learning from Jobawa’s post, I see that two of NM’s players shot poorly in a game against NMST, which means they are soft. Or have no heart, or maybe don’t want it bad enough. Either way it is good news for IU, because it surely means that NMST can’t beat a hard team.

    But wait, are we a hard team? It seems like we recently lost to Wisconsin, and I remember hearing that made us soft. Geoff, help me out. — are we harder or softer than NMST? It’s all so confusing…

  • Chet says:

    Cowherd barely touches college basketball and admits he doesn’t follow it. I’ve never been impressed with Gottleib. I noticed that Lamar is the overall lowest seed in the tourney.

    IU and Baylor have shown they can beat top teams, with the Hoosiers beating two number 1 seeds. The next top 5 team New Mexico beats will be their first.

  • Nate Dogg says:

    Go West young Hoosiers and make some noise! Wichita State was going to be my upset team until they landed next to IU. Can the NCAA just go ahead and give kentuckys opponents an automatic pass since they will be stripped from history next year anyway?

  • Jobawa says:

    Why didn’t IU show they can beat top seeded teams when they played Rob Wilson’s team? (I am not asking why Tom Crean’s team could not beat Nebraska because Nebraska is not a top team. Chuckle.)

  • Geoff says:

    Bhullar must be red shirting, because he isn’t playing in any games and hasn’t accumulated any stats this season…

  • Jobawa says:

    I wouldn’t worry too much about New Mexico State. Comes from a third tier conference (a Pac-12 of sorts) with only one other team in the NCAA tournament: Malik Story‘s Nevada.

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