Open and shut: The two worlds of the NCAA Tournament in Indianapolis

INDIANAPOLIS — The three buses were traveling south on Interstate 65 at midnight Tuesday, returning from a late practice at Purdue’s Mackey Arena ahead of the NCAA Tournament that opens there Thursday. There were 34 people on them, total. Five state trooper cars, lights whirring, surrounded them. The three in front took turns racing ahead and blocking on-ramps. The caravan of buses was in the middle of three lanes, and the two troopers in back flanked them in adjacent lanes, preventing anyone from passing — as if someone in a car going 70 mph with the windows rolled up on a 40-degree night cou…

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