"Royce Waltman" was an American college basketball coach. He was the head coach at Indiana State University from 1997–2007; at the University of Indianapolis from 1992–1997 and the 2007-2008 season and at DePauw University from 1988-1992.

He won 100 or more games at each school and led all three to the NCAA National Tournament; in addition, he led them all to conference regular and tournament championships. His career collegiate record was: 337-263 (.562).

He was the color commentator for Indiana basketball broadcasts on radio. Waltman died at the age of 72 in 2014 after a period of declining health.

His influence and legacy is represented by the "Waltman Coaching Tree" consisting of Indiana State coach Greg Lansing, Clemson coach Brad Brownell, who played for him at DePauw; Mississippi State coach Rick Ray, who coached with Waltman at Indiana State, Kansas City coach Kareem Richardson, University of Indianapolis/UIndy coach "Stan Gouard" and current University of Chicago/Chicago coach "Mike McGrath". His former assistant "Todd Sturgeon" succeeded him at University of Indianapolis/UIndy, spending 10 years leading the Greyhounds. Long-time assistant Dick Bender is on Brownell's Clemson staff.

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He's been practicing and he's in school, but I'm not sure what his status is going to be.

It's frustrating for him. But I think it's important for our guys' frame of mind to win a game before he gets back. And then I think they'll feel much better when he does come back. But it's been a struggle.

I thought if we could get over the hump confidence-wise, we could have a good season. I thought we could certainly have a good record.

If you can finish in the top half, you have a chance to win the whole thing. We have a chance to do that.

This one is much harder to take because we had a chance to win.

It's hard for a coach to ever admit something is positive, but I think it does help because they play differently than anybody else. The fact that we're going through a lot of the things we just went through a week ago is helpful.

In the past they've guarded like heck and offense has been spotty. Now they're running really good offense, with inside and outside scoring. They're playing at a good pace.

We talked about the guys who could shoot threes, but we left them to help on other people. We gave Cox four wide-open looks, and he made three of them. That really helps someone come back.

We took him out because we were in a position where we had to press and use smaller guys.