Things tend to get a little cutthroat this time of year. Now that March Madness is upon us, teams will try and do anything to earn one of the 68 spots to compete for a national championship.
Lipscomb is taking that desperation to new heights.
On Tuesday, the official Twitter account of Lipscomb Basketball tweeted out a graphic comparing its NCAA Tournament resumé to Indiana’s. And Lipscomb did not pull any punches.
“Coming live from Assembly Hall, 45% of the time, they lose every time, your [Indiana Hoosiers},” the tweet read. Also posted was a graphic comparing the Bisons’ Quad 1 and Quad 2 road record, conference record, road wins and NCAA scoring margin ranking with the Hoosiers.
By popular demand, we're dropping an afternoon #BisonsVsTheBubble!
Coming live from Assembly Hall, 45% of the time they lose every time, your @IndianaMBB @notthefakeSVP @marchmadness @mid_madness @ESPNLunardi @jppalmCBS @JonRothstein @DickieV @YahooForde @ASUNMBB @TheAndyKatz pic.twitter.com/qI0gIaRyDd
— LipscombMBB (@LipscombMBB) March 12, 2019
Lipscomb makes a solid case for itself, and has been considered a team that should earn one of the at-large bids, should they fall in the A-Sun conference tournament. The Bisons suffered a loss to Liberty to come up one game shy of an automatic bid.
But Indiana has been one of the more interesting teams on the bubble this March. The Hoosiers have registered wins over Michigan State (twice), Wisconsin, Marquette and Louisville. Those are all huge resumé boosters. But losing 12 games during a 13-game stretch and having an 8-12 conference record aren’t very appealing.
Indiana would likely need to win at least two games in the B1G Tournament to feel comfortable on Selection Sunday, and even that might be enough. The Hoosiers have posted wins in their last four games and are one of the hottest teams entering the league tournament. Perhaps they could get on a run and erase all doubt by hoisting the conference tournament trophy.
If the Hoosiers fall short and sit on the bubble come Sunday, it’ll be interesting to see if the committee gives them a spot.
One thing is for sure, Lipscomb is trying to state its case to as many people as possible over this next week. And it doesn’t appear to care if there are any hurt feelings along the way.