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SI’s college basketball preview is out with covers featuring Cody Zeller (Indiana), Elijah Johnson (Kansas), Peyton Siva (Louisville) and Brandon Triche (Syracuse). (Todd Rosenberg/SI, Indiana; David E. Klutho/SI, Kansas; John W. McDonough/SI, Louisville; Dennis Wierzbicki/US Presswire, Syracuse)

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Indiana guard Isiah Thomas dribbles upcourt during a 1980 game against Ohio State. A year later, Thomas would be named Most Outstanding Player in leading the Hoosiers to a national title. (Andy Hayt/SI)

GALLERY: Classic Photos of Isiah Thomas

Indiana guard Isiah Thomas dribbles upcourt during a 1980 game against Ohio State. A year later, Thomas would be named Most Outstanding Player in leading the Hoosiers to a national title. (Andy Hayt/SI)
GALLERY: Classic Photos of Isiah Thomas

Reggie Miller celebrates his 47th birthday on Friday. The longtime Pacer played 18 seasons in Indiana, averaging 18 points per game. He made five NBA All-Star teams, won a gold medal in 1996 and retired as the all-time three-point shot leader, a record later broken by Ray Allen. (John W. McDonough/SI)

GALLERY: Classic Photos of Reggie Miller

Reggie Miller celebrates his 47th birthday on Friday. The longtime Pacer played 18 seasons in Indiana, averaging 18 points per game. He made five NBA All-Star teams, won a gold medal in 1996 and retired as the all-time three-point shot leader, a record later broken by Ray Allen. (John W. McDonough/SI)
GALLERY: Classic Photos of Reggie Miller

NCAA playoffs. Indiana coach Bobby Knight talks to his players during halftime of a game against Alabama in the 1976 NCAA Tournament. The Hoosiers would go onto win the title with Kent Benson taking home Most Outstanding Player honors. (Rich Clarkson/SI)

NCAA playoffs. Indiana coach Bobby Knight talks to his players during halftime of a game against Alabama in the 1976 NCAA Tournament. The Hoosiers would go onto win the title with Kent Benson taking home Most Outstanding Player honors. (Rich Clarkson/SI)

On this day in 2000, Shaquille O’Neal and Kobe Bryant led the Lakers to their first of three consecutive championships with a 116-111 victory over Indiana in Game 6 of the NBA Finals. O’Neal would win MVP honors after averaging 38 points, 17 rebounds and three blocks during the series. (John Biever/SI)

GALLERY: Rare Photos of Shaquille O’Neal | Kobe Bryant


On this day in 2000, Shaquille O’Neal and Kobe Bryant led the Lakers to their first of three consecutive championships with a 116-111 victory over Indiana in Game 6 of the NBA Finals. O’Neal would win MVP honors after averaging 38 points, 17 rebounds and three blocks during the series. (John Biever/SI)
GALLERY: Rare Photos of Shaquille O’Neal | Kobe Bryant

Dwyane Wade and LeBron James catch a quick rest during Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals on Wednesday. The duo combined for 58 points as Miami cruised to a 115-83 victory. The Heat hold a 3-2 series lead. (Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

LOWE: Swarming defense is key in Heat’s Game 5 win
GALLERY: Rare Photos of Dwyane Wade | LeBron James

Dwyane Wade and LeBron James catch a quick rest during Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals on Wednesday. The duo combined for 58 points as Miami cruised to a 115-83 victory. The Heat hold a 3-2 series lead. (Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)
LOWE: Swarming defense is key in Heat’s Game 5 winGALLERY: Rare Photos of Dwyane Wade | LeBron James

Dwyane Wade charges to the basket during Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals between the Heat and Pacers. After a poor Game 3, Wade was back on his game, scoring 30 points in Miami’s 101-93 victory. The series is tied 2-2. (Ron Hoskins/NBAE via Getty Images)

MANNIX: Wade-James answer call for Heat
GALLERY: Rare Photos of Dwyane Wade

Dwyane Wade charges to the basket during Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals between the Heat and Pacers. After a poor Game 3, Wade was back on his game, scoring 30 points in Miami’s 101-93 victory. The series is tied 2-2. (Ron Hoskins/NBAE via Getty Images)
MANNIX: Wade-James answer call for HeatGALLERY: Rare Photos of Dwyane Wade

Indiana’s Reggie Miller and New York’s John Starks react during Game 5 of the 1994 Eastern Conference Semifinals at Madison Square Garden. Miller would score 25 points in the fourth quarter in leading the Pacers to a 93-86 win (though the Knicks would win the series in seven games). In September, Miller was be enshrined in the Basketball Hall of Fame. (Lou Capozzola/NBAE via Getty Images)

GALLERY: Rare Photos of Reggie Miller

Indiana’s Reggie Miller and New York’s John Starks react during Game 5 of the 1994 Eastern Conference Semifinals at Madison Square Garden. Miller would score 25 points in the fourth quarter in leading the Pacers to a 93-86 win (though the Knicks would win the series in seven games). In September, Miller was be enshrined in the Basketball Hall of Fame. (Lou Capozzola/NBAE via Getty Images)
GALLERY: Rare Photos of Reggie Miller

On this day in 1985, Indiana coach Bobby Knight hurled a chair onto the Assembly Hall floor while Purdue’s Steve Reid was attempting to shoot technical free throws. Knight was suspended one game and received two years probation from the Big Ten Conference. (AP)

SI VAULTA timeline of Bob Knight controversies (2.3.04)


On this day in 1985, Indiana coach Bobby Knight hurled a chair onto the Assembly Hall floor while Purdue’s Steve Reid was attempting to shoot technical free throws. Knight was suspended one game and received two years probation from the Big Ten Conference. (AP)
SI VAULT:  A timeline of Bob Knight controversies (2.3.04)

Hoosiers forward Christian Watford hits a three pointer at the buzzer to defeat Kentucky during a December game at Assembly Hall. SI has it’s midseason college basketball report and declared Indiana’s upset as the game of the season. See more awards and second-half predictions below. (Brian Spurlock-US PRESSWIRE)

DAVIS: Handing out my college hoops midseason awards
WINN: Crean, Haith among top coaches at midway point
VIDEO: Who will rise, who will fall in second half of season?

Hoosiers forward Christian Watford hits a three pointer at the buzzer to defeat Kentucky during a December game at Assembly Hall. SI has it’s midseason college basketball report and declared Indiana’s upset as the game of the season. See more awards and second-half predictions below. (Brian Spurlock-US PRESSWIRE)
DAVIS: Handing out my college hoops midseason awardsWINN: Crean, Haith among top coaches at midway pointVIDEO: Who will rise, who will fall in second half of season?

Kentucky’s Doron Lamb looks petrified as teammates Michael Kidd-Gilchrist and Anthony Davis fight with Indiana’s Cody Zeller for a rebound. Lamb and the Wildcats fell to the Hoosiers, 73-72, on a last-second buzzer beater. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

GLOCKNER: Indiana provides positive moment during ugly weekend
VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS: Watch Indiana upset top-ranked Kentucky

Kentucky’s  Doron Lamb looks petrified as teammates  Michael Kidd-Gilchrist and Anthony Davis fight with Indiana’s Cody Zeller for a rebound. Lamb and the Wildcats fell to the Hoosiers, 73-72, on a last-second buzzer beater. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
GLOCKNER: Indiana provides positive moment during ugly weekend VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS: Watch Indiana upset top-ranked Kentucky

Hoosiers forward Christian Watford hits a three pointer at the buzzer to give Indiana a 73-72 victory over top-ranked Kentucky. (Brian Spurlock-US PRESSWIRE)

GLOCKNER: Indiana provides positive moment during ugly weekend
VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS: Watch Indiana upset top-ranked Kentucky

Hoosiers forward Christian Watford hits a three pointer at the buzzer to give Indiana a 73-72 victory over top-ranked Kentucky. (Brian Spurlock-US PRESSWIRE)
GLOCKNER: Indiana provides positive moment during ugly weekend VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS: Watch Indiana upset top-ranked Kentucky

Indiana guard Isiah Thomas glides past North Carolina’s Jimmy Black during the 1981 NCAA championship game in Philadelphia. See who’s going to dominate the conference this year in SI.com’s Big Ten preview. (Rich Clarkson/SI)

WINN: Big Ten primer - questions surround possible title contenders
GLICKSMAN: Sullinger, Craft are crucial anchors for Ohio State
POWER RANKINGS: See who’s on top to start the season

Indiana guard Isiah Thomas glides past North Carolina’s Jimmy Black during the 1981 NCAA championship game in Philadelphia. See who’s going to dominate the conference this year in SI.com’s Big Ten preview. (Rich Clarkson/SI)
WINN: Big Ten primer - questions surround possible title contenders GLICKSMAN: Sullinger, Craft are crucial anchors for Ohio StatePOWER RANKINGS: See who’s on top to start the season

Today is Bobby Knight’s 71st birthday. In this 1980 photo, the former Hoosiers coach barks at a referee during a game against Kentucky. Below are some stories from the SI Vault about the coaching legend. (Heinz Kluetmeier/SI)

SI VAULT: Cooler, calmer Knight has Indiana rolling (2.19.73)
SI VAULT: Knight, The Rabbit Hunter, stalks the insignificant (1.26.81)
SI VAULT: For coarseness, Indiana’s Knight can’t be beat (5.9.88)

Today is Bobby Knight’s 71st birthday. In this 1980 photo, the former Hoosiers coach barks at a referee during a game against Kentucky. Below are some stories from the SI Vault about the coaching legend. (Heinz Kluetmeier/SI)
SI VAULT: Cooler, calmer Knight has Indiana rolling (2.19.73)SI VAULT: Knight, The Rabbit Hunter, stalks the insignificant (1.26.81)SI VAULT: For coarseness, Indiana’s Knight can’t be beat (5.9.88)