Mike Woodson on Bob Knight after IU March Madness win: 'I love the hell out of him'

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After his first NCAA tournament win as IU basketball coach, Mike Woodson took a minute to appreciate his longtime coach Bob Knight.

CBS' Jon Rothstein asked Woodson what he'd say to Knight after Indiana beat Wyoming 66-58 in the team's First Four game in Dayton.

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“I love the hell out of him. He’s the greatest coach that has ever graced the college floor," Woodson said.

Woodson played for Knight from 1976-1980, and praised his influence during his introductory news conference.

“Coach Bob Knight who means so much to Indiana Basketball, and he took a chance on a kid out of Indianapolis many years ago to come here and play basketball,” he said.

Knight visited Woodson during an IU basketball practice in October.

This was Indiana's first NCAA tournament win in six years.

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