1987 Introduction

1987 Introduction

May 5, 2006

From the March 31, 1987 Bloomington Herald-Telephone

This Steve Alford-led squad compiled a 30-4 record, and gave Coach Bob Knight his third NCAA title, won on a clutch shot by JUCO transfer Keith Smart to beat Syracuse in one of the most exciting championship games in NCAA history.

Starters
Forward – Daryl Thomas, Sr. (15.7 ppg, 53.8% FG)
Forward – Ricky Calloway, So. (12.6 ppg, 4.3 rpg)
Center – Dean Garrett, Jr. (11.4 ppg, 8.5 rpg, 2.7 bpg)
Guard – Keith Smart, Jr. (11.2 ppg, 3.0 apg)
Guard – Steve Alford, Sr. (22.0 ppg, 3.6 apg, 53% 3pt)