The Indiana State Sycamores Football is the NCAA Division I men’s basketball program of Indiana State University at Terre Haute.
They compete in the Missouri Valley Conference. The group played at the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament in 2011.
The Sycamores‘ season was 1896, which makes them the basketball team in the NCAA along with Minnesota, Bucknell and Washington the records from 1896 to 1899 no more exist. The Sycamores boast 2 College Players of the Year, 14 All-Americans, 39 scorers and 1,496 victories. Their success count places them at the Top 70 of NCAA Division I programs. 
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 (2 NCAA, 3 NAIA). Seven Sycamores were members of the 1951 Pan-American Games Gold Medal-winning team. The Sycamore memorable season was 1978–79, when star Larry Bird led an undefeated team to its first-ever NCAA Championship appearance, as well as the UPI National title. However, it lost the national title game versus the Magic Johnson-led Michigan State team; and ended the season. This is the deepest run with a first-time participant at the Division I championship, and one of only 3 occasions that a first-time team has advanced as far as the Final Four (UNCC at 1977 and Georgia in 1983). They wouldn’t have another postseason appearance until 2000.
The Sycamores were the National Runner-Up in 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 looks in 1949 & 1953. The Sycamores were directed Dick Atha, Duane Klueh, by All-Americans and Lenny Rzeszewski. As the program transitioned from NAIA to the NCAA, one last NAIA highlight was Ray Goddard leading the Country 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 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 currently play their home games at Hulman Center (10,200) and are coached by Greg Lansing.
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