1. HOOSIERS HQ
Indiana’s last hope of a miracle run to the NCAA Tournament died Thursday afternoon in Indianapolis, Dustin wrote.
No matter what the color of the jersey, Indiana is missing the necessary heart to go inside the uniform, I wrote.
Will Sheehey and the Hoosiers want to continue the season, even if it’s just the NIT, Dustin wrote.
2. IT’S INDIANA
Former Hoosier Mike Woodson may be on his way out with the Knicks, but some want him in at Indiana to replace Tom Crean, Frank Isola of the New York Daily News writes.
Doing taxes are among the many things more fun than watching IU and Purdue play basketball this season, Bob Kravitz of the Indianapolis Star writes.
No team from the state of Indiana is going dancing this March, and nobody feels that pain more acutely than the Hoosiers, Mike DeCourcy of the Sporting News writes.
A lack of chemistry is largely responsible for the Hoosiers’ implosion, both all season and on Thursday, Alex McCarthy of Inside Indiana writes.
Tom Crean’s message continues to fall on deaf ears, Dana O’Neil of ESPN.com writes.
High school Hoosier Hysteria is the only place left to find basketball in the Holy Land of hoops after Indiana and Purdue’s exit on Thursday, Pat Forde of Yahoo! Sports writes.
Indiana proved the doubters right and failed to live up to its potential on Thursday, Pete DiPrimio of the Fort Wayne News-Sentinel writes.
3. BIG TEN COUNTRY
It was one and done for Iowa against Northwestern, and now the Hawkeyes’ NCAA berth is uncertain or at the least hollow, Mike Hlas of the Cedar Rapids Gazette writes.
Purdue had a shot, literally, to upset Ohio State, but couldn’t get the job done again, Nathan Baird of the Lafayette Journal and Courier writes.
Minnesota kept its NCAA hopes alive with a win over Penn State to start the Big Ten Tournament, Amelia Rayno of the Minneapolis Star Tribune writes.
4. ONE FOR THE ROAD
Presented for your interpretation, Thursday’s postgame press conference for Indiana and coach Tom Crean.