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2017 Schedule
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4dDick Vitale

Duke, Kentucky lead Vitale's top 40

College basketball is just around the corner, and Dickie V has his eye on 40 of the country's best teams. Who comes after the Blue Devils and Wildcats?

Eamonn Brennan ESPN Staff Writer 

When asked how his body had changed in advance of a big sophomore season, Indiana center Thomas Bryant said he'd added a "few pounds," before catching himself. "Of muscle," Bryant said, laughing. "Muscle. Not fat." Important clarification.

Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

Crean will prove critics wrong again

Tom Crean has coached Indiana to a Big Ten title and multiple Sweet 16 appearances. This year's Hoosiers have the size, depth and speed to contend again. Katz: Season preview

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Two Hoosiers make All-Rolls Royce team

Indiana's Thomas Bryant (11.9 PPG as a freshman) and James Blackmon, Jr. (15.8 PPG as a sophomore) were named to Dick Vitale's "solid gold" team featuring the nation's top returning players. All-Rolls Roycers

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16dEamonn Brennan

No-Longer-Way-Too-Early Top 25 in college hoops

College basketball season is about a month away. So it's no longer "too early" to determine the best of the best. Argue all you want about Nos. 2-24, but No. 1 remains a no-brainer: Hello, Duke.

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O'Neil: conference races to watch

The Big Ten might not match the ACC for star power, but is it the most interesting race? A case can be made for Michigan State, Wisconsin, Indiana and Purdue as preseason league favorites, writes Dana O'Neil. Most interesting: ACC or Big Ten?

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

ESPN 100 forward Justin Smith just announced his commitment to Indiana.

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

ESPN 100 forward Justin Smith tells ESPN he is down to Indiana and Villanova. Took official visits to both campuses.

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32dJeff Borzello

The best recruiter for each top-25 team

To be a top 25 team, you need to get players. To get players, you have to have recruiters who can close the deal. That's why it helps teams in the top 25 to have these guys on staff.

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

ESPN 100 forward Justin Smith tells ESPN he's down to four schools: Indiana, Xavier, Stanford and Villanova.

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Campaign slogans for each top-25 college hoops team

Everybody needs something to put on a sign, bumper sticker or hat, right? Here's what each team in our top 25 will be slapping on everything. You can just see Coach K with a button, can't you?

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

ESPN 100 forward Justin Smith (No. 80) will visit Indiana this weekend. The Hoosiers have been receiving the most buzz in his recruitment lately, and will look to continue that momentum. Smith took an unofficial visit to Michigan last month, and then went to Xavier last weekend. He also has official visits set to Stanford and Villanova, while Wisconsin remains in the mix.

Team Stats

Points Per Game86.0
Rebounds Per Game30.7
Assists Per Game16.3
Points Allowed80.7112th

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Tournament History

Final Fours8
Tournament Record66-34
Championship Seasons1940, 1953, 1976, 1981, 1987
Tournament Appearances39