Indiana Congressman Jabs Cruz for Basketball Flub

Rep. Luke Messer said he winced when Cruz called a hoop a "basketball ring."

"It's hard when you're a candidate running for office," he added, defending Cruz's remarks. "Sometimes you misspeak."

Messer said he still isn't sure whom he'll vote for of the remaining presidential candidates and not sure he will endorse before Tuesday.

"I'm like most Hoosiers, I'm watching the arguments, I'm listening to the debate," he said.

"Candidates need to be appealing to Hoosiers through policy and principle, not politics," he said, adding that the plan for Kasich not to challenge Cruz in Indiana has "disappointed" some voters in his home state who had already picked their candidate.

"We won't win in the fall unless we come together as a party," he said.