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1971–72 Indiana Hoosiers men's basketball team

1971–72 [[Template:Infobox NCAA team season/team]]
Old Dominion Classic champions
Conference Big Ten Conference
1971–72 record 17–7 (9–5 Big Ten)
Head coach Bobby Knight
Assistant coach Dave Bliss
Assistant coach John Hulls
Assistant coach Bob Weltlich
Home arena Assembly Hall
Seasons
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1971–72 Big Ten Conference men's basketball standings
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Rankings from AP Poll

The 1971–72 Indiana Hoosiers men's basketball team represented Indiana University. The Head Coach was Bobby Knight. The team played its home games in the Assembly Hall in Bloomington, Indiana, and was a member of the Big Ten Conference.

Regular season

Bobby Knight was in his first season as head coach of the Hoosiers. The team started 8–1 and were ranked #5 in the nation.[1] On December 29, the Hoosiers beat Old Dominion by a score of 88–86 to claim the Old Dominion Classic championship.[1] In the last ten games of the season, the Hoosiers won nine games to finish the season with seventeen wins compared to seven losses.[2]

Awards and honors

Team players drafted into the NBA

Round Pick Player NBA Club
2 18 Joby Wright Seattle SuperSonics
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References

  1. ^ a b Bob Knight: The Unauthorized Biography, p. 83, Pocket Books, ISBN 978-0-7434-6267-9
  2. ^ Bob Knight: The Unauthorized Biography, p. 84, Pocket Books, ISBN 978-0-7434-6267-9
  3. ^ http://www.databasebasketball.com/draft/draftyear.htm?lg=N&yr=1972