The Indiana State Sycamores Football is the NCAA Division I men’s basketball Schedule of Indiana State University in Terre Haute, Indiana.
They compete in the Missouri Valley Conference. The group played in 2011 at the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament.
The Sycamores’ first time was 1896, making them the earliest basketball team in the NCAA along with Minnesota Bucknell and Washington ; however, the records from 1896 to 1899 no longer exist. The Sycamores boast 2 College Players of the Year, 14 All-Americans, 39 scorers and 1,496 victories. Their success count places them . 
In addition, the Sycamores have 26 Post-Season Appearances (7 NCAA, 4 NIT, 1 CBI, 1 CIT, 12 NAIA and the 1936 Olympic Trials) with 5 National Championship Appearances (two NCAA, 3 NAIA). Seven Sycamores were members of this 1951 Pan-American Games Gold Medal-winning team. The most memorable year of the Sycamore was the UPI National title, as well as 1978 — 79, when celebrity Larry Bird led an undefeated team to its first-ever NCAA Tournament appearance. It ended the season with a list of 33 — 1; and lost the title game versus the Magic Johnson-led Michigan State group. This is the strangest run by a first-time player at the Division I tournament, and one of just 3 times that a first-time team has advanced as far as the Final Four (UNCC in 1977 and Georgia in 1983). They wouldn’t have another postseason appearance.
The Sycamores were the National Runner-Up in the NCAA College Division (currently Div II) in 1968; they won the NAIA National Championship in 1950, had NAIA Finals appearances in 1946 & 1948 and NAIA National Semifinals appearances in 1949 & 1953. The Sycamores were directed Duane Klueh by All-Americans, Dick Atha and Lenny Rzeszewski. Since the program transitioned from NAIA to the NCAA, one last NAIA highlight was Ray Goddard leading the Country in FT percentage (91.2%) during the 1961-62 season. Former Head Coaches comprise the legendary John Wooden, Purdue All-American Dave Schellhase, Indiana coaching legend Glenn M. Curtis and well-known college coaches such as Bob King, Royce Waltman, Tates Locke and Ron Greene. Former assistants include present collegiate head coaches such as Thad Matta (Butler, Xavier, Ohio State), Rick Ray (Mississippi State, Southeast Missouri), Kareem Richardson (Missouri-Kansas City), Phil Hopkins (Western Carolina), Mel Garland (IUPUI), Stan Gouard (Indianapolis) and NBA Great Mel Daniels.
The Indiana State Sycamores men’s basketball team currently play their home games in Hulman Center (10,200) and are trained by Greg Lansing.