Indiana earns No. 1 seed in East Region, will play LIU Brooklyn or James Madison

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The brackets for the 2013 NCAA Tournament have been revealed.

Indiana earned a No. 1 seed in the East region (Washington D.C.) and will open the tournament against either LIU Brooklyn or James Madison on Friday, Mar. 22 in Dayton at the University of Dayton Arena.

The game will tip at approximately 4:10 p.m. ET on TBS with Jim Nantz, Clark Kellogg and Tracy Wolfson on the call.

We’ll have reaction from Tom Crean and a couple of IU players later this evening, but what do you think of the Hoosiers’ draw? Do you like IU’s path to the Sweet 16 and beyond? Or did the committee not do IU’s overall resume justice placing as the third No. 1 seed behind Louisville and Kansas?

  • dfitz

    I want a shirt that reads

    KENTUCKY
    NIT
    Non Important Team

  • Indiana Conservative

    Having a hard time understanding why Purdue is expecting a invite to the CBI this night.I guess they live the rotten record of 15-17

  • Ole Man

    Hate the draw until we get by NCST.

  • http://www.facebook.com/gregory.spera.3 Gregory Spera

    After the NCAA and NIT take the top 100 teams, it gets ridiculous pretty quick.

  • SCHoosier

    IU’s second game (Temple or NCST) is very dangerous. NCST knows IU from last years Challenge..they have under-performed this year vs. expectations..but they have basically the same starting line up they had a year ago. Temple has had some nice wins..not sure I wouldn’t prefer the Owls to the Pack. I didn’t think much of Miami early in the year..but they are big..mean and loaded with shooters..and the second best point in the nation in Larkin (assuming Burke is the first.) IU sure didn’t get much respect in the studio discussion…after OSU and WIS probably good the Hoosiers have to go out and earn it again.

  • IUMIKE1

    If anyone from the ACC has a legitimate gripe it’s probably Miami. First team EVER from the ACC to win the conference and the conference tournament both and not be a number one seed.

  • IUMIKE1

    Marcus you are the keeper of all things bball so explain something to me. I always thought that the winner of the play in games played a number one seed. Am I not remembering correctly or is it different this year than it has been in the past.

  • IUMIKE1

    Marcus you are the keeper of all things bball so explain something to me. I always thought that the winner of the play in games played a number one seed. Am I not remembering correctly or is it different this year than it has been in the past.

  • IUMIKE1

    Yep, if Butler gets caught looking past Bucknell they may end up getting gored by the horn of The Bison. Hard to pick against Butler with their tournament history but not so sure that that one won’t be one of my upset picks. Belmont over AZ may be one of my other upset picks.

  • IUMIKE1

    I don’t know, Gottlieb picking us is almost like the kiss of death. I hope that this is one time where he looks like a genius.

  • Tractirusa

    No kentucky, no purdon’t, AND, just for spite, rupp is being used as an NCAA venue LOL

  • IUMIKE1

    No matter who we play in our second game they will be a threat cause either team is capable of beating us if we don’t bring it.

  • IUMIKE1

    Believe it is 4:10

  • 5_Banners

    I was worried about that draw too until I saw they are like 100+ in defense efficiency.

  • HoosierKen73

    I think Wisky will defeat the Zags…unless they do a no show like so often happens when they reach the tourney. I mean who have the Zags beaten? Last I read they have only played three temas with a top 25 RPI and lost two of those? And narrowly ‘squeaked by’ thge one they beat. I think they are a good team, but not a good enough team to go very far in the dance. I know it sounds like a crutch, but who (or whom as the case may be) have they played?

  • HoosierKen73

    The way I look at it is.. there would be potential disasters ‘early on’, in any of the Regions.. glad we aren’t in the Midwest… West may be the easiest, but I think we can do it in the East. This is the ‘Dance’ so every team has the potential of beating you. We still have to play our best to make it to the final four… So let’s go Hoosiers…Hang number six…

  • HoosierKen73

    Think I read that game is on TBS, unless that is a typo…

  • marcusgresham

    They used to do it that way and then last year they decided to also have the last two teams in as at-large bids play in play-in games. Some have suggested having all the play-in games between the last teams in, but so far they haven’t gone all the way with it.

  • marcusgresham

    Arizona is fairly lacadaisical with perimeter defense and Belmont is nothing but 3-point shooters (and has two Indiana kids—Spencer Turner is a 6’3″ sophomore from Bloomington South and Jeff Laidig is a 6’4″ freshman from Penn, but neither is a key player.)

  • marcusgresham

    ….which has UK playing a 1st round NIT game in a 3,000 seat gym at Robert Morris.

  • Sarasota Hoosier

    I am tired of all the toughest region discussions; 68 teams remaining, 6 more games to get Championship #6. If we play our game, no one can touch us, so it doesn’t matter if Temple beats NC State because we have a better chance against Temple. At this time, its simply IU playing Hoosier basketball at the highest level possible. Doesn’t matter who the opponent is, whether its Butler, Michigan State, Louisville, Kansas or yes even Wisconsin! Bring them on, and if we lose then I guarantee its because we didn’t perform up to our abilities. People wanting certain scenarios to play out is only because they want to hedge in case IU doesn’t play its best. Hopefully Coach Creen has them prepared because at this time of the year, its 90% mental. The Harbaugh family is a definite asset on the mental side. IU at its best, is the best team in the country, as the preseason rankings reflected. Now is the time to bring it each and every game.

  • http://www.facebook.com/larrymckinnon72 Larry McKinnon

    Who’s uniforms are worse, Cinn Bearcats. or ND?

  • marcusgresham

    Correction: it was prior to last year because VCU won a play-in game as an 11-seed the year they went to the Final Four.

  • marcusgresham

    Cousins

  • marcusgresham

    Cousins

  • marcusgresham

    I’m pretty sure they’ll refuse to play Robert Morris next season, too.

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