Mar 23, 2012; Atlanta, GA, USA; The Indiana Hoosiers huddle before the start of the game against the Kentucky Wildcats in the semi-finals of the south region of the 2012 NCAA men's basketball tournament at the Georgia Dome. Mandatory Credit: Paul Abell-US PRESSWIRE
IU will host its "Men's Basketball Awards Celebration" at 6 p.m. tonight in Assembly Hall. I think the best way to describe this event is as a banquet without the banquet. From 6 to 7 p.m., there will be an autograph session, with Calbert Cheaney, Kory Barnett, Christian Watford, Victor Oladipo, Daniel Moore, Jordan Hulls, Remy Abell, Tom Pritchard, Derek Elston in the north concourse and with Tom Crean, Austin Etherington, Maurice Creek, Will Sheehey, Verdell Jones III, Raphael Smith, Jeff Howard, Matt Roth, Cody Zeller in the south concourse. At 7 p.m., the awards presentation will begin.
For those of you in or near Bloomington, this sounds like a great way to thanks the players and coaches for a memorable season, and the price is right. Also, there is no suspense about who the Colts will select when the NFL Draft begins at 8 p.m.