Indiana State Sycamores men's basketball

Indiana State Sycamores men's basketball

Infobox CBB Team
name = Indiana State Sycamores
logo =
logo_size = 200
university = Indiana State University
conference = Missouri Valley Conference
conference_short = Missouri Valley
division =
city = Terre Haute
stateabb = IN
state = Indiana
coach = Kevin McKenna
tenure = 2nd
arena = Hulman Center
capacity = 10,200
nickname = Sycamores
color1 = Yale Blue
color2 = White
hex1 = 00407a
hex2 = ffffff
NCAAchampion =
NCAAfinalfour = 1968, 1979
NCAAtourneys = 1966, 1967, 1968, 1979, 2000 2001
conference_tournament = 1979, 2001
conference_season = 1950, 1959, 1961, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1979, 2000
NITtourneys = 1977, 1978

The Indiana State Sycamores basketball team is the NCAA Division I men's basketball program of Indiana State University in Terre Haute, Indiana. They currently compete in the Missouri Valley Conference. The team last played in the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament in 2001. Their first season was 1899; the Sycamores boast of 2 College Player of the Years; 14 All-Americans, 30 1,000-point scorers and 1,320+ victories. Several Sycamores were members of the 1950 Pan-American Games Gold Medal-winning team. The Sycamore's greatest season was 1978-79, when star Larry Bird led an undefeated team to the national title game versus a Magic Johnson-led Michigan State team, and ending the season in second place with a record of 33-1. The Sycamores also finished as the National Runner-Up in the College Division (now Div II) in 1968 and won the NAIA National Title in 1950, with NAIA Finals Appearances in 1946 and 1948. Past coaches include the legendary John Wooden; fellow Purdue University star Dave Schellhase, Indiana legend Glenn M. Curtis and well-known college coaches such as Bob King, Royce Waltman, Ron Greene and Tates Locke. The Indiana State Sycamores men's basketball team play their home games at Hulman Center (10,200), and are currently coached by Kevin McKenna.

NAIA Tournament Results

The Sycamores have appeared in the NAIA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament 12 times. (1942, 1943, 1946, 1948, 1949, 1950, 1952, 1953, 1954, 1959, 1962, 1963) The Sycamores combined NAIA Tournament record is 25-12. Indiana State is the only team to finish as the National Runner-Up in both NAIA and NCAA tournaments.

Div I NCAA Tournament Results

The Sycamores have appeared in 3 NCAA Tournaments. Their combined record is 5-3.

=Sycamores in the NBA=

Nine former Sycamores have played in the NBA. They are:
*Dick Atha
*Larry Bird
*John Hazen
*Harold Johnson
*Duane Klueh
*Carl Nicks
*George Pearcy
*Henry Pearcy
*Bob Royer

ee also

*Indiana State University
*Indiana State Sycamores
*Hulman Center
*Kevin McKenna

External links

* [ - Official Site of Indiana State Athletics]

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