staff, March 6, 2013

Prediction: Indiana's 2013 senior class will hold a special place in Hoosiers fans' hearts. This is a group, after all, that committed to Tom Crean following the painful 6-25 2008-09 campaign, the team's first in the wake of the Kelvin Sampson NCAA violations. It's also a group that took its lumps before helping turn Indiana around and catapulting it back to the top of the sport.

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For all of that, Indiana fans can't help but appreciate Derek Elston, Jordan Hulls and Christian Watford. And those fans showed their appreciation during Tuesday's Senior Night festivities.

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Derek Elston speech:

Jordan Hulls speech:

Christian Watford speech:

Indiana receives the Big Ten championship trophy:

And here's Indiana recognizing its 1K scorers prior to Tuesday's game:

And here's a photo gallery from Tuesday night: