Indiana basketball is back in the NCAA Tournament.
The Hoosiers (20-13) had to sweat out the Selection Sunday process but learned just a few minutes in Sunday that they are in the NCAA Tournament field as a No. 10 seed.
Indiana will open NCAA Tournament play on Friday and travel to Omaha, Nebraska and play No. 7 seed Wichita State.
“It’s been calm all day. I was very confident that we would get in,” IU coach Tom Crean told Big Ten Network. “You don’t have any real knowledge of it, but you’re confident based on what you’ve done. To see our name come up in a 10th seed with somebody like Wichita State was great to see the reaction of the players from where I was positioned in the room and see my family, our family, that was a beyond-priceless thing for me.”
The bid marks the third time in Tom Crean’s seven seasons at Indiana that the Hoosiers have qualified for the NCAA Tournament. IU was a No. 1 seed in 2013 and No. 4 seed in 2012. Both of those years, IU made it to the Sweet Sixteen before losing.
Stay tuned to AllHoosiers.com for much more coverage throughout the evening as we look ahead to Indiana playing in the NCAA Tournament this week.