IU Basketball: March Madness Classics

Watch and listen to some of the greatest March Madness games in IU basketball history.  From national championship games to memorable upsets, here are some of Indiana’s greatest moments in the NCAA Tournament, with quotes, video, audio and more.

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This Date in Hoosier History: Indiana Defeats Kansas for the 1940 National Title

March 30, 1940 -- Kansas City, Missouri It was a night where icons were remembered, legends were made, and traditions ...
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This Date in Hoosier History: Indiana Caps Off Dominant Finish to 1981 Season With National Title

March 30, 1981 -- Philadelphia, Pennsylvania It was the team that looked like it couldn't get there, and the game ...
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This Date in Hoosier History: Indiana Wins Title No. 5 on a Keith Smart Game Winner

March 30, 1987 -- New Orleans, Louisiana The 1986-87 Indiana Hoosiers were probably the program's least talented national championship team, ...
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This Date in Hoosier History: Indiana Completes the 1976 Perfect Season With Win Over Michigan

March 29, 1976, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania There were plenty of challenges and close calls along the way to Indiana's perfect 32-0 ...
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This Date in Hoosier History: Indiana Blows Out UCLA to Advance to 1992 Final Four

March 28, 1992, Albuquerque, N.M. After UCLA beat Indiana 87-72 to open the 1991-92 season in Springfield, Mass., it was ...
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This Date in Hoosier History: Indiana Defeats LSU at 1981 Final Four With Dominant Second Half

March 28, 1981 -- Philadelphia, Pennsylvania There was something very familiar and comfortable about the Spectrum in Philadelphia for Indiana ...
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This Date in Hoosier History: Indiana Runs Past UNLV at the 1987 Final Four

March 28, 1987 -- New Orleans, Louisiana The largest crowd ever for a college basketball game saw a classic.  And ...
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This Date in Hoosier History: Indiana Ends UCLA Dynasty and Advances to 1976 Title Game

March 27, 1976 -- Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Indiana opened their legendary 1975-76 season with a convincing win over defending and ten-time ...
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This Date in Hoosier History: Indiana Defeats Florida State to Advance to 1992 Elite Eight

March 26, 1993 -- Albuquerque, New Mexico Indiana head coach Bob Knight arrived in New Mexico for the 1992 West ...
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This Date in Hoosier History: Indiana Tougher Than Louisville in 1993 Sweet 16 Win

March 25, 1993 -- St. Louis, Missouri Nothing was going to get in senior forward Calbert Cheaney's way in a ...
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This Date in Hoosier History: Indiana Defeats Temple to Reach 2013 Sweet 16

For most of the game, the No. 1 seeded Indiana Hoosiers had no answers on defense when it came to ...
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This Date in Hoosier History: IU Defeats Kent State With Three-Point Barrage to Reach 2002 Final Four

Indiana didn't have an answer for Kent State guard Trevor Huffman as he led the Golden Flashes with 24 points ...
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This Date in Hoosier History: Indiana Defeats LSU to Advance to 1987 Final Four

Indiana had plenty of close calls along the way to their 1987 national title.  But never did things look more ...
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This Date in Hoosier History: Indiana Takes Down Michael Jordan and No. 1 North Carolina

Another day, another anniversary of a major Indiana upset in the NCAA tournament.  Yesterday, it was IU taking down Duke ...
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This Date in Hoosier History: Indiana Slays Shaq and LSU in Round of 32

March 21, 1992 -- Boise, Idaho The last time Indiana and LSU met, it was the 1987 NCAA Tournament, with ...
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This Date in Hoosier History: Indiana Wins NIT Title Over Purdue on Carter Game-Winner

March 21, 1979 -- New York, New York While Purdue was enjoying one of its best seasons ever, Indiana was ...
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This Date in Hoosier History: Indiana Stuns No. 1 Duke

It was one of those moments that Hoosier fans will remember forever.  You likely remember where you were, who you ...
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This Date in Hoosier History: Indiana Claims 1987 Sweet Sixteen Victory Over Duke

March 20, 1987 -- Cincinnati, Ohio Bob Knight and Mike Krzyzewski go back a long way. In 1966 Krzyzewski joined ...
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This Date in Hoosier History: Indiana Tops Kentucky to Advance to the Sweet 16

March 19, 2016 -- Des Moines, Iowa One of the great series in college basketball has gone dormant, but the ...
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This Date in Hoosier History: Indiana Defeats Kansas for 1953 National Title

March 18, 1953 -- Kansas City, Mo. Playing with two sophomores and three juniors in the starting lineup, the 1952-53 ...
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IU Basketball: Memorable Hoosier St. Patrick’s Day NCAA Tournament Games

On March 17 last year Indiana learned that it was not invited to the NCAA Tournament. This year on St ...
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This Date in Hoosier History: Indiana Steamrolls Maryland in 1981 NCAA First Round Contest

March 14, 1981, Dayton, Ohio With a field of just 48 teams, there were no easy games in the 1981 ...
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This Date in Hoosier History: Indiana Punches Back Against Auburn in 1987 NCAA Second Round

March 14, 1987 -- Indianapolis, Ind. Before a record crowd of more than 34,000 at the Hoosier Dome in Indianapolis, ...
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