1980–81 Indiana Hoosiers men's basketball team

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1980–81 Indiana Hoosiers men's basketball
Conference Big Ten Conference
Ranking
Coaches #7
AP #9
1980–81 record 26–9 (14–4 Big Ten)
Head coach Bobby Knight
Assistant coach Jim Crews
Assistant coach Jene Davis
Assistant coach Gerry Gimelstob
Home arena Assembly Hall
Seasons
« 1979–80 1981–82 »
1980–81 Big Ten Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#9 Indiana 14 4   .778     26 9   .743
#13 Iowa 13 5   .722     21 7   .750
#19 Illinois 12 6   .667     21 8   .724
Purdue 10 8   .556     21 11   .656
Minnesota 9 9   .500     19 11   .633
Ohio State 9 9   .500     14 13   .519
Michigan 8 10   .444     19 11   .633
Michigan State 7 11   .389     13 14   .481
Wisconsin 5 13   .278     11 16   .407
Northwestern 3 15   .167     9 18   .333
Rankings from AP Poll)

The 1980–81 Indiana Hoosiers men's basketball team represented Indiana University. The Head Coach was Bobby Knight. The team played its home games in the Assembly Hall in Bloomington, Indiana, and was a member of the Big Ten Conference.

Roster[edit]

Name[1] # Position Height Year Home Town
Craig Bardo 42 Guard 6–5 Freshman Carbondale, IL
Steve Bouchie 54 Forward 6–8 Sophomore Washington, IN
Tony Brown 31 Guard 6–2 Sophomore Chicago, IL
Chuck Franz 23 Guard 6–2 Sophomore Clarksville, IN
Glen Grunwald 40 Forward 6–9 Senior Franklin Park, IL
Phil Isenbarger 44 Forward 6–8 Senior Muncie, IN
Eric Kirchner 33 Forward 6–8 Senior Edelstein, IL
Ted Kitchel 30 Forward 6–7 Sophomore Galveston, IN
Mike LaFave 43 Forward 6–9 Freshman Indianapolis, IN
Steve Risley 34 Forward 6–8 Senior Indianapolis, IN
Isiah Thomas 11 Guard 6–1 Sophomore Chicago, IL
Jim Thomas 20 Guard 6–3 Sophomore Fort Lauderdale, FL
Ray Tolbert 45 Forward/Center 6–9 Senior Anderson, IN
Landon Turner 32 Forward/Center 6–10 Junior Indianapolis, IN
Randy Wittman 24 Guard/Forward 6–6 Sophomore Indianapolis, IN

NCAA basketball tournament[edit]

  • Mideast
    • Indiana 99, Maryland 64
    • Indiana 87, UAB 72
    • Indiana 78, St. Joseph’s, Pennsylvania 46
  • Final Four

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Awards and honors[edit]

Team players drafted into the NBA[edit]

Year Round Pick Player NBA Club
1981 1 2 Isiah Thomas Detroit Pistons
1981 1 18 Ray Tolbert New Jersey Nets
1981 5 115 Glen Grunwald Boston Celtics
1981 8 180 Steve Risley Phoenix Suns
1982 10 225 Landon Turner Boston Celtics
1983 1 22 Randy Wittman Washington Bullets
1983 2 40 Jim Thomas Indiana Pacers
1983 2 41 Ted Kitchel Milwaukee Bucks
1983 4 78 Steve Bouchie Detroit Pistons
1983 7 141 Tony Brown Indiana Pacers

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Hiner, Jason (2004). Indiana University Basketball Encyclopedia. Sports Publishing LLC. ISBN 1-58261-655-8. 
  2. ^ http://www.databasesports.com/ncaab/tourney.htm?yr=1981
  3. ^ "Final Four Most Outstanding Players". cbs.sportsline.com. Retrieved 31 March 2008. 
  4. ^ http://www.databasebasketball.com/draft/draftyear.htm?lg=N&yr=1981