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Davis adds to his staff\nMen's basketball head coach Mike Davis announced former Hoosier Jim Thomas will join his coaching staff effective July 1.\nThomas played for Indiana from 1979-1983 and was a member of the 1981 NCAA Championship team. He was one of two reserves used in the national championship game against North Carolina. In his final year as a Hoosier, Thomas played in every game and was third on the team in scoring, averaging 10.2 points per game.\nThomas was a second-round draft pick of the Indiana Pacers in 1983, and has spent the last seven seasons with the Toronto Raptors as an assistant coach and a scout. He played four seasons in the NBA from 1983-87 with the Pacers, Los Angeles Clippers and Minnesota. In 1993, he was a player-coach for Omaha and helped lead the team to a CBA crown.\n"We are all excited to add Jim Thomas to our staff. He experienced the tradition of Indiana basketball first-hand and those experiences make him a terrific addition to the program," Davis said in a press release.\nThomas will join John Treloar and Dan Panaggio as assistant coaches on Davis' staff as of July 1.\nTrack teams take wins in invitational\nThe men's and women's track teams combined for 10 wins in the Billy Hayes Invitational Saturday at the IU Track and Field complex. The event was the final tune-up for the teams as they head into the Big Ten Championships this weekend in Bloomington.\nThe men's team took top-five honors in seven events, including two wins and a broken school record. Redshirt freshman Matt Sweetman won the first event for the Hoosiers, capturing the 3,000-meter steeplechase after opening an eight second gap between himself and the competition.\nGrabbing the Hoosiers second event of the day was junior pole vaulter with a a clearance of 5.08-meters.\nSophomore Rachelle Boone and red-shirt sophomore Danielle Carruthers added provisional points for the women's team with their wins Saturday. Boone won both the 100-meter and 200-meter dash and her provisional marks in both events added to IU's total of five on the day. Carruthers added IU's only automatic mark of the day and the second of her outdoor season with her win in the 100-meter hurdles.\nOf the eight events won, three involved season bests with three involving career bests with senior Jennifer Brown and sophomores Rose Richmond and Irina Kharun also getting wins for the Hoosiers.\nTennis teams fall short in NCAA\nBoth the men's and women's tennis teams bowed out of the NCAA tournament after being defeated by their opening round opponents.\nThe women's tennis team ended its season Friday afternoon, falling 4-0 to No. 27 Washington State. The Hoosiers couldn't capture the doubles point for the first time since March 11. Freshman Linda Tran and sophomore Karie Schlukebir won the lone doubles match for the Hoosiers, 8-3. WSU came back to win three straight singles matches, locking up the opening round victory against the Hoosiers.\nIn the men's tournament, Indiana State defeated the Hoosiers men's squad for the first time in more than 20 years. In number one doubles play, the Sycamores fought back from a 4-2 deficit to upset the Hoosier doubles team 8-5. Down 1-0 in the overall standings, the Hooisers needed four straight singles wins to comeback against ISU.\nSenior Milan Rakvica got Indiana off to a good start defeating his opponent 6-2, 6-0, but with losses in No. 4, 5, 6 singles, IU fell to the Sycamores 4-1, ending IU's tournament run.

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