WASHINGTON -- Indiana left their postseason fate in the hands of the NCAA Tournament Selection committee following their 70-60 loss to Wisconsin in the quarterfinals of the Big Ten Tournament at Verizon Center.
The Hoosiers have made four of the last five NCAA Tournaments and have reached the Sweet Sixteen three times. But head coach Tom Crean's seat remains as hot as ever, a notion not lost on fans in attendance Friday night.
As Crean exited the court on Friday, a fan in a Maryland shirt berated the nine-year Hoosiers head coach. "You ruined the program," the man shouted.
After briefly exchanging words with the fan, Crean simply pointed him out to security and eventually continued to the locker room.
It was an ironic phrase to shout considering Crean was involved in an alteration with a Michigan assistant coach in 2014, yelling "You helped wreck our program."
The assistant coach in question was Jeff Meyer, who was an assistant at Indiana when Kelvin Sampson was the focus of an NCAA investigation that led to the program's steep decline.
Crean did not comment on the incident following the game.