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The Indiana Hoosiers men's basketball team is the intercollegiate men's basketball program representing Indiana University (IU). The school competes in the Big Ten Conference in Division I of the NCAA. The Hoosiers play on Branch McCracken Court at the Assembly Hall in Bloomington, Indiana on the IU campus. Indiana has won five NCAA Championships in men's basketball (1940, 1953, 1976, 1981, 1987) — the first two under coach Branch McCracken and the later three under Bob Knight — and 20 Big Ten Conference championships. The Hoosiers' five NCAA Championships are the third-most in history, trailing only UCLA (11) and Kentucky (7). Indiana has intense rivalries both in-state, against the Purdue Boilermakers, and out-of-state, against the Illinois Fighting Illini and the Kentucky Wildcats. The team is currently coached by Tom Crean.

Indiana fielded its first men's basketball team as a member of the Big Ten (then called the Big Nine) in 1901. Indiana's first year was unremarkable, posting a 1–4 ledger under coach J.H. Horne. Indiana's first victory was a 26-17 victory over Wabash College that same year. IU's first great head coach, Everett Dean, was at first a standout player who garnered IU's first All-America honors in 1921. In 1924, Dean signed on as the full time head coach of his alma mater. Under Dean, the Hoosiers would elevate their play to new heights, winning their first-ever share of the Western Conference title in 1926, defeating Wisconsin 35-20. Before moving on to coach Stanford, Dean would lead the Hoosiers to two more conference titles and 162 wins.

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