The Indiana State Sycamores Football is Your NCAA Division I men’s basketball program of Indiana State University at Terre Haute, Indiana.

They compete in the Missouri Valley Conference. The team played in the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament in 2011.
The Sycamores’ season was 1896, making them the earliest basketball team in the NCAA along with Minnesota Bucknell and Washington the documents from 1896 to 1899 no more exist. The Sycamores boast 2 College Players of the Year, 14 All-Americans, 39 1,000-point scorers along with 1,496 victories. They are placed by their victory count . [4][5]
Additionally, 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 (2 NCAA, 3 NAIA). Seven Sycamores were members of the 1951 Pan-American Games Gold Medal-winning team. The Sycamore’s most memorable season was 1978–79, when celebrity Larry Bird led an undefeated team to its first-ever NCAA Championship appearance, as well as the UPI National title. But it lost the national title game versus the Magic Johnson-led Michigan State group; and ended the season with a list of 33–1. This is the strangest run with a first-time player at the Division I tournament, and one of just three occasions a first-time team has advanced as far as the Final Four (UNCC in 1977 and Georgia in 1983). They would not have another postseason appearance.
The Sycamores were the National Runner-Up in the NCAA College Division (currently Div II) in 1968; they won the NAIA National Championship in 1950, had NAIA Finals appearances in 1946 & 1948 and NAIA National Semifinals appearances in 1949 & 1953. The Sycamores were directed Duane Klueh by All-Americans, Dick Atha and Lenny Rzeszewski. Since the program transitioned from NAIA to the NCAA, one last NAIA highlight was Ray Goddard directing the Nation in FT percentage (91.2%)[6] through 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 such as Bob King, Royce Waltman, Tates Locke and Ron Greene. Former assistants Incorporate current collegiate head coaches such as 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 in Hulman Center (10,200) and are trained by Greg Lansing.

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