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Indiana State Sycamores men’s basketball

The Indiana State Sycamores basketball is the NCAA Division I men’s basketball Schedule of Indiana State University at Terre Haute, Indiana.

They currently compete in the Missouri Valley Conference. The team played in 2011 at the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament.
The Sycamores’ first season was 1896, making them the earliest basketball team from the NCAA along with Bucknell, Minnesota and Washingtonthe records from 1896 to 1899 no more exist. The Sycamores boast two College Players of the Year, 14 All-Americans, 39 scorers along with 1,496 victories. They are placed by their victory count at the 70 of all NCAA Division I programs. [4][5]
In addition, the Sycamores have 26 Post-Season Appearances (7 NCAA, 4 NIT, 1 CBI, 1 CIT, 12 NAIA and the 1936 Olympic Trials) with 5 National Championship Appearances (two NCAA, 3 NAIA). Seven Sycamores were members of the 1951 Pan-American Games Gold Medal-winning team. The most memorable year of the Sycamore was the UPI National title, as well as 1978 — 79, when celebrity Larry Bird led an undefeated team to its first-ever NCAA Championship appearance. However, it ended the season; and lost the title game compared to the Magic Johnson-led Michigan State group. This is the deepest run with a first-time participant in the Division I championship, and one of only three occasions a first-time group has advanced as far as the Final Four (UNCC at 1977 and Georgia in 1983). They wouldn’t have another postseason appearance.
The Sycamores were the National Runner-Up at the NCAA College Division (now Div II) in 1968; they won the NAIA National Championship in 1950, had NAIA Finals looks in 1946 & 1948 and NAIA National Semifinals appearances in 1949 & 1953. The Sycamores were led Duane Klueh by All-Americans, Dick Atha and Lenny Rzeszewski. As the program transitioned from NAIA to the NCAA, one last NAIA highlight was Ray Goddard leading the Nation in FT percentage (91.2percent )[6] during the 1961-62 season. Former Head Coaches include the legendary John Wooden, Purdue All-American Dave Schellhase, Indiana coaching legend Glenn M. Curtis and famous college coaches like Bob King, Royce Waltman, Tates Locke and Ron Greene. Former assistants include present collegiate head coaches like Thad Matta (Butler, Xavier, Ohio State), Rick Ray (Mississippi State, Southeast Missouri), Kareem Richardson (Missouri-Kansas City), Phil Hopkins (Western Carolina), Mel Garland (IUPUI), Stan Gouard (Indianapolis) and NBA Great Mel Daniels.
The Indiana State Sycamores men’s basketball team play their home games at Hulman Center (10,200) and are trained by Greg Lansing.

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