The Gate

March 12, 2006

Hoosiers Go West. Again.

Filed under: Hoosiers — thegate @ 9:05 pm

Indiana makes the field of 65, with a surprising 6 seed in the Oakland Bracket.  I know that the math does not translate perfectly, but IU has not been a Top 25 team for a month, and the 6 implies that they were.  Indiana must have been the last 6, but at least they drew better than Oakland Bracket 7, Marquette.  IU’s first round opponent San Diego St. has only lost 3 games in 2006, while the Hoosiers recently lost 3 in one week (Feb 4 – Feb 11).  This is the exact type of team that could beat Indiana by 15 in long and boring match up, especially if they shoot like they did in the Big Ten tourney.

If Indiana were to make it to the weekend, a likely draw of Gonzaga could be interesting.  The Zags have not played well out of conference or in tournament games this season, and Indiana has (relative to the rest of the season).  I would really like to see Gonzaga lose to IU this March, and then have their coach come to Indiana a few weeks later.  That could be the 1-2 punch that eastern Washington State deserves.  I will be checking TradeSports.com in the morning for Sweet16.Indiana contact pricing.

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