Top Numbers the Indiana Hoosiers Should Retire

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Top Numbers the Indiana Hoosiers Should Retire
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The Indiana Hoosiers are one of the most storied programs in all of basketball. The Hoosiers have won five National Championships (1940, 1953, 1976, 1981, and 1987) which ranks third all-time, 20 Big Ten Championships and have made 35 NCAA Tournament appearances which ranks them seventh all-time.

The Hoosiers have had many great players come through Bloomington and are known as legends not just in Indiana, but nationally.

Indiana can boast two national Player of the Year winners, 18 Big Ten Player of the Year honors, 8 Big Ten Freshman of the Year honors and 42 All-Americans.

With head coach Tom Crean trying to instill the old traditions of Hoosier basketball, I think he should honor Hoosier greats by retiring their numbers.

Coach Crean is already trying to bring back all the greats and desperately trying to bridge the past to the present. What better way than to bring the greats back, if they're still living, and retire their numbers? Many programs already do and I think Indiana should as well.

If the Hoosiers were to retire numbers, I think these would be the ones I would retire first.

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