Indiana out, Indiana State in the NIT

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BLOOMINGTON – At the very least, Indiana fans figured to have a bit of basketball left to play in a disappointing season in the consolation tournament in the NCAA.

Not even that happened.

The Hoosiers were not selected among the 32 teams for the National Invitational Tournament on Sunday night. Indiana was left out after finishing the season 17-15 with a 7-11 record in the Big Ten conference.

In the end it wasn’t enough to get the Hoosiers in as a few bad losses in the Big Ten Conference coupled with a less-than-stellar non-conference opponent slate that has the Hoosiers on the outside looking in.

Indiana State makes it into the NIT field in the SMU region as a sixth seed and they will face third-seeded Arkansas. The Sycamores finished the regular season with a 23-10 overall record with a second place finish in the Missouri Valley Conference regular season and tournament.