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How Indiana’s Win over Michigan Impacts NCAA Tournament Odds, Scenarios & Resume for Hoosiers

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The beauty of Selection Sunday is that, as much as people try, no one really knows who’s going to be in, and who’s going to be out of the NCAA tournament.

Bracketology has elevated the pageantry of college basketball and March Madness. And now, we can legally bet on whether or not we think a team will make the NCAA tournament.

Indiana is undergoing a bit of a resurgence under new head coach Mike Woodson. It may take a while before they become the Hoosiers they were under Bobby Knight, but they have become competitive in the Big Ten once again.

Nonetheless, it’s impressive what Woodson has been able to do without his own players, and if he’s able to recruit, lookout for Indiana.

This season, they are firmly on the bubble. ESPN Bracketologist Joe Lunardi had the Hoosiers as his “first team out” of the NCAA Tournament. That bracket was released last night.

Indiana has improved its odds in less than 24 hours after a 74-69 win over Michigan in the second round of the Big Ten Tournament. In gambler’s terms the books currently have Indiana as a pick ’em to make the tournament.

The Hoosiers are -114 to make the tournament and -114 to not make the tournament which would put the juiceless probability at 50-50.

Odds to Make the Tournament

According to FanDuel

Yes -114

No -114

Implied Probability: 53.27% to make the tournament, 53.27% to not make the tournament

Resume

Overall record: 19-12

Conference record: 10-11 (ninth in Big Ten)

Q1: 4-7

Q2: 3-4

Q3: 5-1

Q4: 7-0

Significant wins: Neutral vs. Notre Dame, Home vs. Purdue, Home vs. Ohio State

Significant losses: None

Remaining Games

Vs. Illinois (Third Round of Big Ten Tournament)

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