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Former Indiana Coach Lou Watson Dies At 88
Updated May 5, 2013 1:07 AM | Filed under: WBIW News
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(BLOOMINGTON) - Former Indiana coach and player Lou Watson has died at the age of 88.

Scott Funeral Home in Jeffersonville, where Watson will be buried, said he died Thursday in Fairfax, Va.

Watson played for the Hoosiers from 1947-50, becoming its leading scorer at the time, and was first-team All-Big Ten in 1950.

He was Indiana's head coach from 1966-71, guiding the Hoosiers to a Big Ten co-championship in 1967, and finishing with a 62-60 record. He became a special assistant to the athletic director in 1971, when Indiana hired Bob Knight as coach.

Watson retired in 1987.

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