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Hoosiers Draw on Past, Hope for Future

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Memories tempt us to be frozen in a snapshot of time, usually a treasured moment. Such a static allure is a spider web for Tom Crean. The Indiana basketball coach has too mobile of a mind to linger. He's got to move, a bluesman would sing, and that's forward. So there's irony in him trying to push his program to where it used to be.

 

 

Indiana's glorious past is its desired future. The Hoosiers hope to turn the season's stretch drive into 1987, when the irascible Bob Knight ruled at the peak of his powers, winning his third national championship, the school's fifth. A No. 1 ranking and 21-3 record suggests that Crean's five-year reclamation project is destined to produce a sixth title on an upcoming April night in Atlanta. The team's engine purrs with a...

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