Indiana Vs. Syracuse - March 30, 1987 - New Orleans, Louisiana On March 30th, 1987, the New Orleans Superdome played host to the 1987 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championship game between the Indiana Hoosiers, the #1 seed from the mid-west region, and the Syracuse Orangemen, the #2 seed from the east region. Indiana took UNLV in a 97-93 shootout to advance to the title game and Syracuse rolled to an easy 14 point victory over Providence for their right in the championship showdown. The championship game was Syracuse's first title game appearance in school history. Indiana was entering it's fifth title game. This game featured two of the greatest coaches in basketball history: Indiana coach Bobby Knight, coaching in his third championship game, and Syracuse's Jim Boeheim. Both coaches led their teams into the Superdome hoping to take home the title of National Champion. The Hoosiers, led by Steve Alford's 23 points, were the victors over the Orangemen 74-73 with the win coming in the final seconds on a last second shot by Keith Smart, who was also named the tournaments Most Outstanding Player. Relive this historic match-up as the Indiana Hoosiers take on the Syracuse Orangemen in the 1987 NCAA National Championship game.