Indiana State Sycamores men’s basketball
The Indiana State Sycamores Football is the NCAA Division I men’s basketball program of Indiana State University at Terre Haute, Indiana.
They compete in the Missouri Valley Conference. The group played in 2011 at the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament.
The Sycamores’ season was 1896, making them the basketball team from the NCAA alongside Bucknell, Minnesota and Washingtonthe records from 1896 to 1899 no longer exist. The Sycamores boast 2 College Players of the Year, 14 All-Americans, 39 1,000-point scorers along with 1,496 victories. Their victory count places 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 most memorable year of the Sycamore was 1978–79, when celebrity Larry Bird led an undefeated team to its first-ever NCAA Tournament appearance, as well as the UPI National title. But it ended the season; and lost the title game versus the Magic Johnson-led Michigan State team. This is the strangest run with a first-time player at the Division I championship, and one of just three times a first-time group has progressed as far as the Final Four (UNCC in 1977 and Georgia in 1983). They would not have yet another postseason appearance.
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 led by All-Americans, Duane Klueh, Dick Atha and Lenny Rzeszewski. As the program transitioned from NAIA to the NCAA, one last NAIA highlight was Ray Goddard leading the Nation in FT percentage (91.2percent ) 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 include present collegiate head coaches like 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.