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Indiana ranked No. 1 in AP preseason basketball poll

Tom Crean didn’t look like any of the other people in the Maui airport that day.

He had just coached his third, fourth, and fifth games in his first season at Indiana. He looked how you would expect a coach to look after losing games by 38 and 26 points, then managing to beat Division 2 Chaminade in the seventh-place game of the Maui Invitational by only 2 points. The Silverswords got off a possible game-winning 3-point attempt at the buzzer.

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