1981 Introduction

1981 Introduction

May 5, 2006

From the March 31, 1981 Bloomington Herald-Telephone

Isiah Thomas was the catalyst behind the 1981 Hoosier squad that started the season slowly but eventually found their footing with stifling defense, and avenged a December loss to North Carolina to beat them in the NCAA title game for IU’s (and Coach Bob Knight’s) 2nd championship title in six years..

Starters
Forward – Landon Turner, Jr. (9.5 ppg, 3.7 rpg)
Forward – Ted Kitchel, Jr. (9.2 ppg)
Center – Ray Tolbert, Sr. (12.2 ppg, 6.4 rpg)
Guard – Randy Wittman, Jr. (10.4 ppg)
Guard – Isiah Thomas, So. (16.0 ppg, 5.8 apg)