How Indiana makes the NCAA tournament, other takes I can prove

Smith blocks Winston's game-tying layup in final seconds of OT (0:27)

Cassius Winston tries to lay in the game-tying bucket, but Justin Smith gets a fingertip on it to protect Indiana's lead in the closing seconds of overtime. (0:27)

In these last remaining hours before we all watch another sport's season conclude, here are the hot takes I think I can prove in college basketball:

Indiana can still make the tournament

Thanks in no small part to a rather startling 10-of-20 performance from beyond the arc, previously struggling Indiana beat Michigan State in overtime in East Lansing on Saturday. As a result, you are now looking at an IU team that has a shot at earning an at-large bid for the NCAA tournament.