Let’s be adults.
The tournament selection committee created this Indiana Kentucky matchup, just as they created the Kansas Wichita State matchup last year. And we thank them.
Why should a committee formed to, by definition, arrange a competitive and entertaining tournament, pretend that it is NOT pinning these teams against each other?
If you are just tuning in from home, the Indiana and Kentucky programs no longer schedule each other during the regular-season, despite long-standing rivalries. The same with Kansas. Right now the Jayhawks don’t want to schedule the Shockers in their regular season slate.
So, thank you Committee.