We’re only a few weeks away from Selection Sunday and that means it’s the last chance for the so-called “bubble team” to make their mark on the selection panel. Even the teams on the right side of the bubble are not safe until we know where all the chips fall after the seed is announced.
In what has become an annual tradition in college basketball, ESPN’s bracket expert Joe Lunardi tweeted gave his prediction for the NCAA tournament field after Saturday’s game ended. He added a section for his final four predictions including Memphis, Indiana, Rutgers and Loyola Chicago.
One of those teams, the Indiana Hoosiers, is of particular interest to me because they have a chance to make it to the NCAA as one of the final four additions to the championship tournament. For reference, at WynnBET Sportsbook, Hoosiers is now +10000 to go all the way.
The Hoosiers came close to advancing by defeating Ohio State recently but took the lead at half-time and ultimately lost 11. But the team followed up on that loss by winning head-to-head games against Maryland and Minnesota. . The third top scorer Xavier Johnson overtook the Golden Gophers and dropped 24 points with 43% shot. Meanwhile, there are two other Hoosiers players, Trayce Jackson-Davis and Race Thompson, who are averaging double-digit scores alongside Johnson.
It’s also worth noting that Indiana beat Ohio State previously with a score of 67-51 and also won against 4 Purdue and Penn State. However, there are many red flags with this team too.
They only lost 3-7 away and 5-10 against teams with NET rankings in the top two quadrants. The Hoosiers also have a losing streak when taking on teams in the top three quadrants. Their loss to Ohio State was just another example of their inability to close out games against Quad 1 teams. A win there would go a long way to getting them a place in the league. fight.
Their remaining schedule of the regular season has two matches that could not be more different. The first is Rutgers Scarlet Knights, a game that is very easy to win. Especially with Rutgers at home when they have become a dangerous team at home. But, they ended the year against the currently 9th-placed Purdue team and took to the field to get their revenge on the Hoosiers.
While it’s impossible to fully predict, the Hoosiers have a real chance of making it to the tournament if they can beat Rutgers and at least get stuck with Purdue. Another upset win would have been a surprise, but something strange happened to end a regular season.
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