Searching for an Indiana tourney team, Florida's weakness, more
February 13, 2014INDIANA SPORTS PAGE
Simmons (@Bsimm0ns): Will a team from Indiana make the Big Dance?
An NCAA tournament without a team from Indiana? Is that even legal?
Unfortunately it is, and it is looking more likely by the day. This actually happened relatively recently, in 2005, but before then the Hoosier state hadn't been shut out since 1975. I'd like to believe one of the schools can sneak in this year, but if you examine their resumes one by one, it's hard to feel optimistic. Here are the 10 Division I colleges in Indiana in order of likelihood of making the tourney:
Valparaiso (percent chance of making the NCAA tournament: 35) -- The Horizon League is down this year, and the Crusaders are sitting in third place, but they beat first-place Green Bay by 15 points at home on Jan. 29. We'll have a better idea when those teams play in Green Bay how likely Valpo is to go to the NCAA tournament, because whoever wins the Horizon League tournament championship will be played in the gym belonging to the higher seed.