Open Thread: NCAA Tournament selection sunday

  • 03/11/2012 9:32 am in

It’s here and it means something to Indiana for the first time since March of 2008. The question isn’t if the Hoosiers will be picked, it’s who will they play? And where will they be sent?

Feel free to chime in with your thoughts, predictions or anything else that comes to mind all afternoon as we await the unveiling of the brackets at 6 p.m. ET.

Here are the latest brackets projections from ESPN, CBS and SI:

· ESPN Bracketology (Joe Lunardi): 4 seed vs. New Mexico State in Portland
· CBS Sports (Jerry Palm): 4 seed vs. Colorado in Albuquerque
· Sports Illustrated (Andy Glockner): 4 seed vs. Marshall/BYU in Albuquerque

And here’s an updated Nitty Gritty Profile for the Hoosiers:

· Record: 25-8 (11-7 Big Ten)
· RPI: 16
· SOS: 27
· Home Record: 18-1
· Away Record: 5-6
· Neutral Court Record: 2-1
· vs. RPI Top 50: 8-4
· vs. RPI Top 51-100: 3-1

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  • marcusgresham

    I could see that.  They can’t play in Columbus and I wouldn’t suspect that the committee would place two #1 seeds in Louisville.

  • marcusgresham

    I could see that.  They can’t play in Columbus and I wouldn’t suspect that the committee would place two #1 seeds in Louisville.

  • NotTheRealSteveEyl

    That’s a huge home advantage for OSU.  Less than 2hrs from Cleveland/Akron (huge OSU following), less than 4 from C-bus.  

  • NotTheRealSteveEyl

    Why can’t they play in Cbus?  Is that really a rule?

  • NotTheRealSteveEyl

    Especially since that would probably make us a 1 seed.

  • NotTheRealSteveEyl

    Jeremy who?  Never heard of him.

  • NotTheRealSteveEyl

    Jeremy who?  Never heard of him.

  • NotTheRealSteveEyl

    They don’t get to play anywhere yet.  Just wait until 6.

  • Jim

    I don’t know who he is either, but I did hear he went to Harvard.

  • chiswede

    Is there an ITH Yahoo bracket group?

  • Should be a 4 seed no question. Looking forward to the selection show. Been a fun regular season, and a helluva ride the last several years.

  • Andrew

    You have not seen Texas play.  That would be a dream matchup.  Would much rather play a big conference loser like Texas or Colorado or Seton Hall than an upstart from a small conference, like VCU or Drexel or Iona (the last two prob won’t even get in, just saying those senior-laden teams are nightmares in the early rounds).  That being said, I hope Lunardi is right for once on who plays whom: South Dakota St. would be ideal.  I’ve seen them play twice, we would have no problem with them.  Nate Wolters is overrated.

  • Andrew

    Haha exactly.  Like the people who are scared of playing Detroit.  They will be a 15 seed, albeit a dangerous one.

  • Andrew

    Haha exactly.  Like the people who are scared of playing Detroit.  They will be a 15 seed, albeit a dangerous one.

  • Andrew

    Or 1-8 like against PSU.  3-20 for Vic in Indy…and after one of his three made baskets he flexed.  Yuck.  But everytime I think he is the key, Wat doesn’t show up and makes his case for being the most important.  Both of those guys are equally important.

  • Jmfriedman

    UK just lost.  I know it doesn’t affect their seeding, but hopefully will affect their confidence.  Hope they lose asap…..  

  • calculus1918

    Not sure why everyone thinks Vandy’s win over UK will get them a 4 seed. Their top 3 victories, Kentucky, Florida and Marquette with loses to Cleveland State and Indiana State. Not sure if that’s a better resume than us…

  • Hoosierfootball

    We played auburn in 1976 at the dome if I remember correctly.

  • Wyatt18

    Drexel will for sure

  • Bobby Knights Chair

    Thanks for the pep talk. 

  • Bobby Knights Chair

    Thanks for the pep talk. 

  • With Vandy and Florida State winning their conference Tournaments, coupled with the injury to VJIII, I wouldn’t be surprised if the selection committee gives us a 5 seed.  Also, I don’t know what has been going on with Vic the past two games, but we need him to play better if we expect to win a game in the tournament.  Good luck Hoosiers.  

  • Geoff_85

    I almost agree, but in most of those ten games UM would probably have some guy who averages 10mpg and 3ppg hit 7 3’s and put up 30 points.

  • Geoff_85

    It would be hilarious if they beat duke in the first round.

  • Laueb

    Also, Portland is a basketball city, and a lot of my friends who graduated from other colleges and universities, would love the chance to see IU play. If they come, I personally have about ten to 15 friends looking for tickets. The Rose Garden is a beautiful venue as well. I understand IU and fans would like to stay in the Midwest but I guess we should be happy just to get that bid to ‘dance’!!

  • Laueb

    Also, Portland is a basketball city, and a lot of my friends who graduated from other colleges and universities, would love the chance to see IU play. If they come, I personally have about ten to 15 friends looking for tickets. The Rose Garden is a beautiful venue as well. I understand IU and fans would like to stay in the Midwest but I guess we should be happy just to get that bid to ‘dance’!!

  • Geoff_85

    When you’re hot, you’re hot. If Victor Oladipo had actually showed up offensively, then game would have been vastly different. Not to mention Cody Zeller got one rebound…one. I am not at all worried about that game. I think IU played well minus those two things I just mentioned and I also think IU gave the Wilson kid a couple of open looks, and he knocked them down. He hit the contested looks too though.

  • Geoff_85

    The Selection Committee has publicly said that injuries on teams don’t affect seeding.

  • 11th and Done (Dunn)

    I will happen to be in Portland that weekend. Fingers crossed that’s where we draw. 

  • 11th and Done (Dunn)

    Yeah, I’m going to need you to come in Sunday as well. Greaaat. 

  • Jordan

    Each committee member can use their discretion to determine if any injuries throughout the course of a season would impact a team’s seeding. It’s usual pertains to high profile or impact players (which Jones is not), so I don’t think it will impact the IU’s seed… same with MSU/Dawson.

  • Jordan

    Each committee member can use their discretion to determine if any injuries throughout the course of a season would impact a team’s seeding. It’s usual pertains to high profile or impact players (which Jones is not), so I don’t think it will impact the IU’s seed… same with MSU/Dawson.

  • Andrew

    1987.  2nd round.

  • SCHoosier

    who is gonna handle the ball if Hulls gets in foul trouble?

  • SCHoosier

    His “slashing against PSU and WIS was more like reckless “thrashing” Needs to play more under control and NEVER take a jump shot if he can pass the ball.

  • Jmfriedman

    Greg Anthony just called the Big 12 the best conference in the country….. Did I totally miss something over the last 5 moths???  That is the dumbest comment I have heard all year.  Moron….

  • Jmfriedman

    I knew we would end up in the bracket with UK……..

  • Remy Willing and Abell

    4 SEED AGAINST NEW MEXICO ST . IN PORTLAND

  • Remy Willing and Abell

    4 SEED AGAINST NEW MEXICO ST . IN PORTLAND

  • Kentc

    Joe Lenardi nailed it. 

  • IU_Alum96

    I was thinking more along the lines of Pat Knight vs. IU.  I’m sure Daddy would be picking Lamar to win.

  • IUMIKE1

    He also said Calislimy should be national COY a couple of weeks ago, so go figure. When he says stupid stuff like that I have to remind myself that the got his “education” at UNLV during the Tark the Shark days.

  • IUMIKE1

    He also said Calislimy should be national COY a couple of weeks ago, so go figure. When he says stupid stuff like that I have to remind myself that the got his “education” at UNLV during the Tark the Shark days.

  • jedbrads

    I am in UK/UL country and IU is MY school, I am proud of you guys and hope you take the championship it is much <3 comin from the bluegrass – I hope you mop the floor with whatever team you go up against!  Show 'em what your made of!  YOU ROCK!