It was an up-and-down season for Indiana. The Hoosiers went 17-15, including 7-11 in Big Ten play, and recorded four home wins over ranked foes, including eventual Big Ten regular-season champ Michigan. One season after being a No. 1 seed and making the Sweet 16, Indiana’s inconsistent campaign left it out of the NCAA tourney.
And, more surprisingly, the NIT, as well. For what it’s worth, Big Ten rivals Minnesota (20-13, 8-10) and Illinois (19-14, 7-11) both received bids, as a No. 1 and No. 2 seed, respectively.
The CBI eventually came calling, however Indiana AD Fred Glass and the Hoosiers rejected the invite.
Here’s what Glass told the Indianapolis Star:
“We are Indiana. We don’t play in the CBI.”