Indiana Basketball: Ranking all 5 National Championship teams

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1. 1976 National Championship Team

This is a no-brainer. The 1975-76 team was not only the best team in Indiana history but arguably college basketball history.

To this point, they are the last team to go undefeated in a season and did so in dominating fashion, 32-0.

In those 32 games, just nine were single-digit wins, and just two were one-possession games. Out of the 23 other outings, 12 were by 20+ points.

While the Big Ten wasn’t the conference it is today, and basketball was a much different game back then, it was the non-conference opponents that got the Hoosiers ready for the NCAA Tournament.

Beating No. 2 UCLA by 20 in the season opener, Indiana went on to beat No. 8 Notre Dame, No. 14 Kentucky and No. 17 St. Johns all before Big Ten play.

In the tournament, the Hoosiers rolled through play, beating the field by an average of 13.2 points. They beat St. Johns, Alabama, Marquette, UCLA, and Michigan, all ranked in the top 17, en route to the Title.

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Led by Scott May, National Player of the Year, and Quinn Buckner, Indiana was fundamentally sound all over the floor. Seven players were drafted to the NBA from that roster, with five in the first two rounds. Kent Benson and Bob Wilkerson were some notable players on this team as well.