We love basketball — especially Eric.
It’s in our DNA and we know that Hoosiers around the state live, eat, breathe, and dream basketball. Since March Madness is right around the corner, Eric wanted to share some of his favorite moments in Hoosier hoops history. Check out his list below.
Milan Miracle, 1954 – The greatest upset in the history of sports and the inspiration for the greatest sports movie of all time, Hoosiers.
IU vs. Syracuse, 1987 – Keith Smart sealing Indiana University’s fifth national championship is burned into our memory — relive this iconic Hoosier basketball moment.
Notre Dame Women’s 2018 National Championship Run – What’s better than one buzzer-beater in the Final Four? How about two.
IU over #1 Kentucky, 2011 – Every Hoosiers fan knows where they were when the ‘Wat Shot’ happened.
Any Crispus Attucks High School Game from 1954-1956 – Every single high school game that Oscar Robertson played in should be part of this list.
1982 High School Championship – In this instant classic, Scott Skiles scored 39 to lead Plymouth over Gary Roosevelt in double overtime.
1990 High School Championship – Damon Bailey led Bedford North Lawrence to the title in front of 41,000 at the Hoosier Dome, the largest crowd to EVER watch a high school basketball game. Watch it here.
All three of Pike High School’s state championships (1998, 2001, 2003) – these aren’t as well known as the other games on our list, but they hit home for Eric (it’s his alma mater!).
Reggie Miller scores 8 points in 9 seconds against the Knicks, 1995 – This is one of the most exciting sequences you’ll ever see in any sport. Watch Reggie do his thing and create an iconic moment in Pacers history.
Bryce Drew’s Buzzer Beater – “The Shot” sends #13 Valpo over #4 Mississippi in one of the most memorable buzzer beaters in NCAA history.
Purdue Women 1999 National Championship run – this run captured the magic of Boilermaker basketball and electrified a fan base.
Butler University’s Back-to-Back National Title Games (2009 & 2010) – Eric still thinks that Gordon Hayward’s half-court shot is gonna go in…What’s your favorite Indiana basketball moment of all time?