There may be little mystery to hoops history, but, so you know, the Butler did it. Indeed, Hinkle Fieldhouse, the setting for the finale in "Hoosiers," is a living legend among hardwoods and an institution in sports-savvy Indianapolis. Take a photo tour, then make the Pilgrimage to Hinkle.
In the original layout the court ran east-west. The floor was reoriented so shooters weren't blinded by the sun. (Butler University Archives)