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Sunday, March 10, 2013

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IU president congratulates men's basketball team on Big Ten title

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March 10, 2013

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Indiana University President Michael A. McRobbie issued the following congratulatory statement upon the IU men's basketball team winning its 21st Big Ten championship and first outright conference title since 1993.

"I join IU fans around the world in congratulating Coach Tom Crean and the men's basketball team on winning its first outright Big Ten championship in 20 years. Basketball has a special place in the hearts of Hoosiers everywhere, and the resurgence of the basketball program under coach Crean and players such as our senior leaders Jordan Hulls, Christian Watford and Derek Elston is a source of great pride for the university.

"With the Big Ten and NCAA tournaments still ahead, I'm looking forward to another month of thrilling basketball by a team that already has given Hoosier Nation more than its share of exciting moments the past two seasons."

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