Fred Glass: 'We're Indiana. We don't play in the CBI'

Fred Glass & Tom Crean

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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.”

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huskerfanbb on 3/18/2014 @ 11:33am EDT Said:

Apparently they don’t play in the NCAA or the NIT, either–and I’m from Nebraska.

BAWHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHA!!!

Mike Pomerville on 3/18/2014 @ 12:10pm EDT Said:

I’m from Michigan and a Big-10 fan. I hurt for Indiana…… nuff said!

John on 3/18/2014 @ 1:40pm EDT Said:

They had better get used to not playing in the post season if they keep Crean as coach. They are never going to be any good with him there.

Paul McMahon on 3/18/2014 @ 1:52pm EDT Said:

Hope that experience takes them far. LOL

huskerfanbb on 3/18/2014 @ 1:58pm EDT Said:

Penn State is a B1G school and they are playing in that tournament. Lord knows Indiana could use some more practices.

Mike on 3/18/2014 @ 2:53pm EDT Said:

Tom is busy doing crappy Subway commercials. Here in Indiana it’s always been ‘wait until bball season’ during football. Now look at it. How many Indiana teams are in the big dance? If your record reflects lower level tournaments, don’t be so arrogant as ‘we are Indiana’. We know you are Indiana and that you suck. Thanks for the reminder.

huskerfanbb on 3/18/2014 @ 5:01pm EDT Said:

He’s not taking some noble stand here to protect Indiana’s image. He’s simply denying a young team that could use more practices and games the opportunity to get some–not to mention that they could dominate that tournament and experience some badly needed success.

Stan on 3/18/2014 @ 6:18pm EDT Said:

huskerfanbb…why all the negativity. Nebraska could very easily be in the same position next year. I’m a Husker fan and I know other Husker fans who don’t appreciate your attacks, we have received numerous congrats from other BIG fans, not much criticism

Tena on 3/18/2014 @ 8:18pm EDT Said:

I would think that you would want to play as much as possible. Tourney experience is good no matter which tournament. Best way to get a chip on their shoulder and say how dare you not pick us by trouncing all the teams in the tourney.

Stan Weidner on 3/18/2014 @ 10:05pm EDT Said:

After a 17-15 season, getting beat by Northwestern, Penn State and faltering in so many winnable games. We should play where ever there is an invitation NIT.CBI, shouldn’t matter, post season is a gift…take it and learn from it.. at least I more game for Will and some experience in a tourney atmosphere for the young guys… wake up Glass … geez

huskerfanbb on 3/19/2014 @ 11:01am EDT Said:

LOL!!!! Nebraska has been in the same position for the last 15 years. My issue is the notion that Indiana is somehow “too good” to play in this tournament.

Don’t want to play? Fine. But they obviously aren’t “too good” for it or they’d be in a different tournament, already.

Indiana should be better next year. Hoosierland hopes they are, the B1G hopes they are, I hope they are–but this year they just aren’t, so such arrogance is not warranted.

lefty on 3/22/2014 @ 6:55am EDT Said:

He did not do them any favor. It will be remembered.

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