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This team is one of the best Hoosier teams ever assembled. Some members of this team included Calbert Cheaney, Alan Henderson, Chris Reynolds, Greg Graham, Pat Graham, Matt Nover, Todd Leary, Damon Bailey, Eric Anderson and Jamaal Meeks.
This year, the team is just as deep and talented as this team. Let's hope for the Hoosiers sake that they do something this team couldn't do, and that's win the title.
Granted, the Hoosiers got screwed by horrible officiating in the Duke game in Minneapolis in the national semifinal. The refs did everything they could to keep Indiana out of the title game. If they stayed out of the way, this team could have honestly won their sixth title.
Another thing keeping this team away from dominating and being hyped like this year's team was there were so many other teams with talent.
Michigan had the "Fab 5," Duke had just won the title the year before, Ohio State was strong, UNLV was good and Kansas was great. This was before teams would just have players jump to the NBA. They had program players like IU has now.
If this team was around now, they'd go undefeated easily. I'm not going to hold that against them they didn't win the title. This team is one of the top five teams, and making a Final Four appearance doesn't hurt their cause.
This team, from 1990 until this season, has the most Big Ten victories in any three-year span, spent 51 of the 53 weeks in the top 10 and 38 of those weeks in the top five. This was a very good era in Indiana basketball, and this is where we're heading now.