The Indiana State Sycamores basketball 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.
The Sycamores’ first season was 1896, which makes them the basketball team in the NCAA alongside Washington, Minnesota and Bucknell the records from 1896 to 1899 more exist. The Sycamores boast 2 College Players of the Year, 14 All-Americans, 39 scorers along with 1,496 victories. Their victory count puts them . 
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 this 1951 Pan-American Games Gold Medal-winning team. The Sycamore’s most memorable season was 1978–79, when star Larry Bird led an undefeated team in addition to the UPI National title. It lost the title game compared to the Magic Johnson-led Michigan State group; and finished the season. This is the deepest run with a first-time participant in the Division I championship, and one of only three times that a first-time group has advanced so far as the Final Four (UNCC at 1977 and Georgia in 1983). They would not have yet another postseason appearance until 2000.
The Sycamores were the National Runner-Up at 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. All-Americans, Duane Klueh, Dick Atha and Lenny Rzeszewski led the Sycamores. Since the program transitioned from NAIA to the NCAA, one last NAIA highlight was Ray Goddard leading the Nation in FT percentage (91.2percent ) during the 1961-62 season. Former Head Coaches include the legendary John Wooden, Purdue All-American Dave Schellhase, Indiana training legend Glenn M. Curtis and well-known college coaches such as Bob King, Royce Waltman, Tates Locke and Ron Greene. Former assistants include present 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 currently play their home games in Hulman Center (10,200) and are coached by Greg Lansing.
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