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Indiana headlines a history-rich field in East

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Indiana stands alone as the No. 1 seed. But the Hoosiers have plenty of former NCAA championship company in the East Region.

UNLV, Syracuse, California and Marquette are all former national champions. So is North Carolina State, in the region as a No. 8 seed on the 30th anniversary of one of the greatest championship game upsets. The Wolfpack won national titles in 1974 with David Thompson, and in 1983 on Lorenzo Charles' dramatic last-second putback of Dereck Whittenburg's wild shot, leading to coach Jim Valvano's memorable celebration.

Temple, Colorado and Illinois have all played in regional finals.

Cal, the 1959 national champs, are the No. 12 seed and play fifth-seeded UNLV. They played once already this season, a 76-75 UNLV win on Dec. 9.

Indiana will open the NCAA tournament in Dayton, Ohio, as the No. 1 seed in the East Region of the NCAA tournament.
 
Indiana will face either Long Island-Brooklyn or James Madison on Thursday around 4:00 p.m. A win would send the Hoosiers into a third-round contest against either North Carolina State or Temple.
 
The Hoosiers (27-6) watched Sunday's selection show privately and were expected to speak with reporters later Sunday.

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