Relive four of the greatest moments in Indiana basketball history. Each set comes with four laser-etched coasters depicting these historic plays:
1976 National Championship vs Michigan - Undefeated champs
1987 National Championship vs Syracuse - The Shot
2001 Regular Season vs Michigan State - The buzzer ends the streak
2011 Regular Season vs Kentucky - For the win!
These slate coasters are laser-etched indelibly into the stone itself. - Size: 4'' x 4'' x 0.25'' per coaster - Weight: 0.25lbs (4oz) - Natural edge
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1976 National Championship
Indiana vs Michigan
86 - 68
29 March, 1976
Indiana was trailing by 6 pts at the half, but the undefeated team was up for the challenge. Quinn Buckner helped shift the momentum with this great steal to give Indiana a 4 point lead. Indiana went on to win by 18 points, getting their third National Championship title.
1987 National Championship
Indiana vs Syracuse
74 - 73
30 March, 1987
Trailing by 1 pt with 27 secs left, Indiana brought the ball upcourt. Steve Alford is covered so Keith Smart gets the ball and penetrates, passing to Daryl Thomas. Thomas can't get a clean shot and finds Smart again who hits a jumper with 5 secs remaining, securing Indiana its 5th championship.
2001 Regular Season
The buzzer ends the streak
Indiana vs Michigan State
59 - 58
7 January, 2001
No one gave unranked Indiana much of a chance when it faced #1 Michigan State. But Indiana stayed close, playing ferocious defense, but trailed by 2 with 7 seconds left. Indiana inbounded and found Kirk Haston on the 3 point line. Haston sank the 3 as time expired to win the game.
2011 Regular Season
For the win!
Indiana vs Kentucky
73 - 72
10 December, 2011
Indiana and Kentucky had battled back and forth for the lead but with time running out Kentucy was up by 2 points. Verdell Jones III took the ball with 5 seconds left and drove the court, kicking back to Christian Watford who put up the game-winning three-pointer as time expired.
Greatest Cubs Vintage Plays: Slate Coasters (Set of 4)
My boss originally got these as a Christmas gift. I liked them so much I decided to get another set for my dad. An awesomely unique and thoughtful gift
My kids play little league baseball and they loved giving the coasters as end of season coach gifts. The coasters are well made and the packaging is nice too.
I recommend these as a gift for any baseball lover. I ordered a couple extra to have on hand.
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