On this episode of CrimsonCast, we take a short-lens look at the IU basketball program and examine the current state of things in light of the season coming to a premature close. Among the topics discussed include:
- The disappointing loss to Illinois in the Big Ten tournament and the lack of urgency in that game
- Our feelings on the sudden (and unexpected) conclusion of the season, including the lack of an NIT bid
- Frustration at the mischaracterizations being leveled at critical fans in the IU basketball fanbase
- Tom Crean’s misadventures on Twitter earlier in the day
We also take some viewer questions, including inquiries regarding whether Crean can survive after next year if the fortunes of the program don’t improve, the realities of the non-conference strength of schedule issue and how it could be a problem given the nature of next year’s team, and whether the lack of NCAA tournament participation will negatively affect recruiting.