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In a game Indiana needed to restore its NCAA Tournament hopes, the Hoosiers got back to their identity Thursday night, fighting for rebounds, clamping down on defense and getting to the free-throw line.

Many factors have played into Indiana’s current four-game losing streak, but a common thread has been the inability to value the basketball.

For most of Saturday afternoon, a crowd of 17,222 at Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall was rocking, with the return of Bob Knight, Isiah Thomas and most of the rest of the 1980 Indiana men’s basketball team.

On a seven-day break between games, Indiana’s goal is to get healthier before its showdown Saturday at Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall against rival Purdue (2 p.m., ESPN2).

On a Friday night in January, with the stands half full in a home game against Hoosier Hills Conference rival Seymour, Bedford North Lawrence senior point guard Brayton Bailey sized up the defender in front of him.

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In a game Indiana needed to restore its NCAA Tournament hopes, the Hoosiers got back to their identity Thursday night, fighting for rebounds, clamping down on defense and getting to the free-throw line.

Many factors have played into Indiana’s current four-game losing streak, but a common thread has been the inability to value the basketball.

For most of Saturday afternoon, a crowd of 17,222 at Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall was rocking, with the return of Bob Knight, Isiah Thomas and most of the rest of the 1980 Indiana men’s basketball team.

On a seven-day break between games, Indiana’s goal is to get healthier before its showdown Saturday at Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall against rival Purdue (2 p.m., ESPN2).

On a Friday night in January, with the stands half full in a home game against Hoosier Hills Conference rival Seymour, Bedford North Lawrence senior point guard Brayton Bailey sized up the defender in front of him.

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Sr. Alice Retzner, formerly Sr. Francile, age 77 of the Sisters of St. Francis in Oldenburg, died Thursday, February 6, 2020 at the convent. Born Alice Jean on March 20, 1942 in Sunman, Indiana, she is the daughter of Frances (nee: Riehle) and Louis Retzner. She taught for 17 years at school…