ANDRESS | Hoosiers lose at Michigan 84-80, must win Big 10 Tournament for NCAA bid
The long-shot automatic bid is the only chance Indiana has of dancing this season.
Saturday, March 8th 2014, 11:08 pm EST
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Glenn Robinson scored 20 points, including a tie-breaking 3-pointer with 1:10 to play, and Jordan Morgan had a double-double in his final home game to help No. 12 Michigan finish off its Big Ten championship season with an 84-80 victory over Indiana on Saturday night.
Indiana (17-14, 7-11) came into that game with an RPI of 93 and a Strength of Schedule at 58. If you don't follow those statistics and what they mean for a team's NCAA Tournament hopes, it's simple: the only way the Hoosiers can make it into the NCAA Tournament now is by winning the Big 10 Tournament.
No at-large bid will be available, and only an automatic bid is left for the cream and crimson.
Indiana's seed in the conference tournament will be determined by the remaining Big 10 games Sunday, but regardless, the Hoosiers will have to win four games in four days beginning Thursday.
Will Sheehey led Indiana with 17 points, while Troy Williams and Yogi Ferrell added 16 apiece against the Wolverines.