Former IU basketball player Matt Roth wins state title as head coach

When he had it rolling, Matt Roth couldn’t miss from three-point range for Indiana.

After one season at Fort Wayne Blackhawk Christian H.S., he has the look of a can’t miss coach.

Roth led the Braves to a 52-45 win over Linton-Stockton in the Indiana Class 2A State Championship game on Saturday at Gainbridge Fieldhouse in Indianapolis.

Class of 2025 forward Kellen Pickett had 19 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists to lead the way for Blackhawk.  He was 2-of-5 from three.  An IU recruiting prospect, the 6-foot-8 Pickett took a visit to Indiana for the Purdue game in January.

Roth came to IU from Washington Ill. and played in Bloomington from 2008 to 2012 under Tom Crean.

During IU’s 2011-12 season he shot a Big Ten best 54.5 percent from 3-point range (2nd best ever at IU) and 59.2 percent in league games (an IU record).  He tied for 10th all-time in IU career 3-point field goal percentage (41.4 percent), and shares the single-game record with nine 3-pointers made against Ohio State in 2009.

Below you can watch Roth discuss winning the state title.

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