Indiana Basketball: Ranking all 5 National Championship teams

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4. 1953 National Championship Team

Again before most of our time, the 1953 Championship team brought a second title back to Bloomington.

Going 23-3 on the season, Branch McCracken put himself in college basketball history as he secured his second title for the Hoosiers and also beat one of the all-time great coaches in the National Championship game, for the second time.

Kansas was coming off of winning the National Championship the year before and was, again, a favorite to win that year.

It was a 30-point outing by Don Schlundt that led Indiana to victory en route to being named a second-team All-American.

The Hoosiers also had Bobby Leonard on the roster who was a third-team All-American that year and a second-team All-American the next.

While most fans won’t remember this team, it was a big win for the program after a 10 year stretch of poor play in Bloomington.