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1996–97 Indiana Hoosiers men's basketball team

The 1996–97 Indiana Hoosiers men's basketball team represented Indiana University. Their head coach was Bobby Knight, who was in his 26th year. The team played its home games in Assembly Hall in Bloomington, Indiana, and was a member of the Big Ten Conference. The Hoosiers finished the regular season with an overall record of 22–11 and a conference record of 9–9, finishing in a tie for sixth in the Big Ten. The Hoosiers received an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament as a No. 8 seed. However, IU made a quick exit with a loss in the First Round to Colorado.[1]

1996–97 Indiana Hoosiers men's basketball
Indiana Hoosiers logo.svg
NCAA Tournament, First Round
ConferenceBig Ten Conference
1996–97 record22–11 (9–9 Big Ten)
Head coachBobby Knight (26th season)
Home arenaAssembly Hall
Seasons
1996–97 Big Ten Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Iowa 12 6   .667     22 10   .688
Purdue 12 6   .667     18 12   .600
No. 19 Illinois 11 7   .611     22 10   .688
Wisconsin 11 7   .611     18 10   .643
Indiana 9 9   .500     22 11   .667
Michigan State 9 9   .500     17 12   .586
Ohio State 5 13   .278     10 17   .370
Penn State 3 15   .167     10 17   .370
Northwestern 2 16   .111     7 22   .241
No. 3 Minnesota* 0 2   .000     0 4   .000
Michigan* 0 9   .000     0 11   .000
Rankings from AP Poll
*Michigan: 24 games vacated; including NIT champ. vacated due to sanctions against the program
*Minnesota: 31 games including 5 NCAA Tournament games vacated due to sanctions against the program
Disputed records: Michigan-(24–11)(9–9); Minnesota-(31–4)(16–2)

RosterEdit

No. Name Position Ht. Year Hometown
3 Charlie Miller F 6–7 Jr. Miami, Florida
5 Neil Reed G 6–2 Jr. Metairie, Louisiana
12 Luke Jimenez G 6–3 Fr. Redwood Falls, Minnesota
21 Richard Mandeville C 7–1 Jr. Pasadena, California
23 Jean Paul G 6–2 Jr. Naples, Florida
24 Michael Lewis G 6–1 Fr. Jasper, Indiana
25 A.J. Guyton G 6–1 Fr. Peoria, Illinois
32 Robbie Eggers F 6–10 Jr. Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
33 Larry Richardson G 6–8 Fr. Orange Park, Florida
40 Jason Collier C 7–1 Fr. Springfield, Ohio
45 Andrae Patterson F 6–8 Jr. Abilene, Texas
55 Haris Mujezinovic C 6–9 Sr. Chicago, Illinois

Schedule and resultsEdit

Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site
city, state
Non-conference regular season
11/15/1996*
vs. Connecticut W 68–61  1–0
RCA Dome 
Indianapolis, IN
11/20/1996*
No. 22 Princeton W 59–49  2–0
Assembly Hall 
Bloomington, IN
11/22/1996*
No. 22 Saint Louis W 70–54  3–0
Assembly Hall 
Bloomington, IN
11/27/1996*
No. 20 vs. Evansville
Preseason NIT Semifinals
W 74–73  4–0
Madison Square Garden 
New York City, NY
11/29/1996*
No. 20 vs. Duke
Preseason NIT Championship
W 85–69  5–0
Madison Square Garden 
New York City, NY
12/2/1996*
No. 20 at Notre Dame W 76–75  6–0
Joyce Center 
Notre Dame, IN
12/7/1996*
No. 8 vs. No. 6 Kentucky
Indiana–Kentucky rivalry
L 65–99  6–1
Freedom Hall 
Louisville, KY
12/10/1996*
No. 12 vs. DePaul W 74–57  7–1
United Center 
Chicago, IL
12/13/1996*
No. 12 Louisiana Tech
Indiana Classic
W 73–44  8–1
Assembly Hall 
Bloomington, IN
12/14/1996*
No. 12 Santa Clara
Indiana Classic
W 86–74  9–1
Assembly Hall 
Bloomington, IN
12/21/1996*
No. 13 vs. Evansville W 75–57  10–1
Market Square Arena 
Indianapolis, IN
12/23/1996*
No. 13 Butler W 89–84  11–1
Assembly Hall 
Bloomington, IN
12/27/1996*
No. 13 vs. Colgate
Union Federal Hoosier Classic
W 63–48  12–1
Market Square Arena 
Indianapolis, IN
12/28/1996*
No. 13 vs. Valparaiso
Union Federal Hoosier Classic
W 72–51  13–1
Market Square Arena 
Indianapolis, IN
Big Ten regular season
1/2/1997
No. 12 Michigan State W 77–65  14–1 (1–0)
Assembly Hall 
Bloomington, IN
1/4/1997
No. 12 at Wisconsin L 58–71  14–2 (1–1)
Wisconsin Field House 
Madison, WI
1/8/1997
No. 15 No. 11 Minnesota L 91–96  14–3 (1–2)
Assembly Hall 
Bloomington, IN
1/15/1997
No. 17 at Northwestern W 66–63  15–3 (2–2)
Welsh-Ryan Arena 
Evanston, IL
1/18/1997
No. 17 at Purdue
Rivalry
L 53–70  15–4 (2–3)
Mackey Arena 
West Lafayette, IN
1/21/1997
No. 21 No. 16 Michigan W 72–70  16–4 (3–3)
Assembly Hall 
Bloomington, IN
1/26/1997
No. 21 at Penn State W 70–55  17–4 (4–3)
Bryce Jordan Center 
University Park, PA
1/30/1997
No. 17 at Ohio State L 67–73  17–5 (4–4)
St. John Arena 
Columbus, OH
2/2/1997
No. 17 Illinois
Rivalry
L 74–78  17–6 (4–5)
Assembly Hall 
Bloomington, IN
2/4/1997
No. 24 at Iowa L 67–75  17–7 (4–6)
Carver-Hawkeye Arena 
Iowa City, IA
2/8/1997
No. 24 Ohio State W 93–76  18–7 (5–6)
Assembly Hall 
Bloomington, IN
2/11/1997
Penn State W 81–57  19–7 (6–6)
Assembly Hall 
Bloomington, IN
2/16/1997
at No. 18 Michigan W 84–81  20–7 (7–6)
Crisler Arena 
Ann Arbor, MI
2/18/1997
No. 24 Purdue
Rivalry
L 87–89  20–8 (7–7)
Assembly Hall 
Bloomington, IN
2/22/1997
No. 24 Northwestern W 64–49  21–8 (8–7)
Assembly Hall 
Bloomington, IN
3/1/1997
No. 22 at Minnesota L 72–75  21–9 (8–8)
Williams Arena 
Minneapolis, MN
3/5/1997
No. 25 Wisconsin W 70–66  22–9 (9–8)
Assembly Hall 
Bloomington, IN
3/8/1997
No. 25 at Michigan State L 60–63  22–10 (9–9)
Breslin Center 
East Lansing
NCAA Tournament
3/11/1997*
(8 E) vs. (9 E) Colorado
First Round
L 62–80  22–11
LJV Coliseum 
Winston-Salem, NC
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.

RankingsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Indiana Basketball Men's Database". IndyStar. Retrieved November 12, 2015.