Five things usually come to mind when thinking about the tradition of Indiana basketball. All five hang from the rafters at Assembly Hall.
The iconic image of the Hoosiers’ five national championship banners captures the program’s eminence unlike any other one shot could.
Success may be measured by winning records, conference titles or qualifying for the NCAA tournament for 99 percent of college basketball, but at Indiana, it’s measured by one thing: Banners. So expect any list attempting to identify the five best seasons in Indiana history to be heavily influenced by them.
But how do the championship seasons rank compared to one another? And can a non-national championship team challenge one of the title winners for a spot on this list? Let’s find out.