IU basketball releases full non-conference schedule

We were able to piece together much of Indiana’s upcoming non-conference slate over the last few weeks. On Friday, IU finished the puzzle.

Indiana will open its season on Friday, Nov. 14 against Mississippi Valley State. That game follows an exhibition against Indianapolis on Nov. 10.

Including Big Ten play, IU will play 16 games against teams that finished in the top 75 of the RPI last year, 11 games against teams ranked in a preseason poll and 10 games against teams that played in the NCAA Tournament. A full list of times and television assignments will be released at a later date.

Indiana will host its own in-season exempt tournament for the second time in four years with the Hoosiers Showcase. It will involve four games and include a return to Bloomington for former IU coach Mike Davis, now the coach at Texas Southern.

Davis’ return is set for Nov. 17, with contests against Southern Methodist (Nov. 20), Lamar (Nov. 22) and Eastern Washington (Nov. 24) will follow. SMU, coached by Hall of Famer Larry Brown, is a preseason favorite to win the American Athletic Conference.

The Hoosiers will host Greensboro on Nov. 28 ahead of an ACC/Big Ten Challenge matchup with Pittsburgh on Dec. 2 at Assembly Hall. Savannah State visits Bloomington on Dec. 6.

The first of two trips to Madison Square Garden comes on Dec. 9, when IU takes on Louisville in the Jimmy V Classic. The team will return home to face Grand Canyon, which is coached by former NBA player Dan Majerle, on Dec. 13. The Hoosiers get Butler on Dec. 20 in this year’s Crossroads Classic at Bankers Life Fieldhouse, before returning home to face New Orleans on Dec. 22. New Orleans is coached by Bloomington native and Edgewood graduate Mark Slessinger, whose mother, Barbara, is an usher for games at Assembly Hall.

Indiana closes the non-conference schedule with a return trip to Madison Square Garden on Dec. 27, when it faces Georgetown for the second time in three seasons.

Tom Crean statement:
“I’m glad we can bring a tournament tested team like Texas Southern for our tournament. Mike Davis has that program headed in the right direction and I’m sure he is looking forward to being back in Assembly Hall. SMU, when we decide to do that, it was really last early fall and then they went out and had a phenomenal season. They are adding players left and right and are going to be nationally ranked to start and without question they will bring in an experienced team.

“The fact that we are getting a home game with a team like Pittsburgh says a lot. We had a lot of battles with them when we were at Marquette and played them our second year here at Indiana in the Garden. We have had great battles with them over a period of time.

“The Louisville game is something that has been in the works for a while and we are excited to play them in the Jimmy V Classic. They are another team we became familiar with in the Big East at Marquette and we had some intense games. The Georgetown game is a unique opportunity to play right after Christmas at Madison Square Garden against a great team. It is certainly not what you are used to doing in that sense of playing somebody that strong right after Christmas, but it will be really good for us.

“Butler is Butler and they are always going to be a tough team to play. They get Roosevelt Jones back, who is one of the tougher matchups in college basketball, not to mention Kellen Dunham and the rest of the guys they have.”

Here’s the full schedule:

INDIANA MEN’S BASKETBALL
Nov. 10: Indianapolis at Indiana (exhibition)
Nov. 14: Mississippi Valley State at Indiana
Nov. 17: Texas Southern at Indiana
Nov. 20: Southern Methodist at Indiana
Nov. 22: Lamar at Indiana
Nov. 24: Eastern Washington at Indiana
Nov. 28: Greensboro at Indiana
Dec. 2: Pittsburgh at Indiana
Dec. 6: Savannah State at Indiana
Dec. 9: Louisville vs. Indiana (at Madison Square Garden)
Dec. 13: Grand Canyon at Indiana
Dec. 20: Butler vs. Indiana (at Bankers Life Fieldhouse)
Dec. 22: New Orleans at Indiana
Dec. 27: Indiana vs. Georgetown (at Madison Square Garden)
Dec. 31: Indiana at Nebraska
Jan. 5: Indiana at Michigan State
Jan. 10: Ohio State at Indiana
Jan. 13: Penn State at Indiana
Jan. 18: Indiana at Illinois
Jan. 22: Maryland at Indiana
Jan. 25: Indiana at Ohio State
Jan. 28: Indiana at Purdue
Jan. 31: Rutgers at Indiana
Feb. 3: Indiana at Wisconsin
Feb. 8: Michigan at Indiana
Feb. 11: Indiana at Maryland
Feb. 15: Minnesota at Indiana
Feb. 19: Purdue at Indiana
Feb. 22: Indiana at Rutgers
Feb. 25: Indiana at Northwestern,
March 3: Iowa at Indiana
March 7: Michigan State at Indiana

9 comments

  1. Huh….and wow…and huh…and wow.

    Just listened to Dustin’s 1-hr exit interview with Chronic Hoosier. No mention of Scoop whatsoever. Then went over to Crimson Quarry and read an exit piece he did for their site…Again, no mention of his devoted Scoop family/readers/followers/critics/friends(?)…

    I guess I am a very naive old man. I wonder why they do it if the audience isn’t given any value. Isn’t the story sometimes in the audience? I guess the ESTABLISHMENT left with all it ever needed from Bloomington. So many of us were ready to be forever invested. It’s too difficult a task to be that anchor. Maybe chasing is easier than investing and acknowledging.

    I sadly wonder if Korman and Dustin saw Bloomington the same way Tom Crean looks at it without caring what’s at the heart. There’s nothing here of interest..We’re robot simpletons that will eat it because they put what we want the hear in bowl. Only a way to glorify a career path because of what was once….They say “Because it’s Indiana”….but it is only to play us.

  2. I’m sure Dustin is glad to not have to put up with your confusing garbage anymore. Time for you to dial back again from this blog, and collect your sane thoughts.

  3. I wish Dustin nothing but the best. I’m sure he was tired of my confusing garbage. Then again, I hope that he did find some laughs along the way…

    I would highly recommend listening to the exit interview…There’s some good stuff and a considerable amount of time is spent on the subject of Tom Crean. It’s of my opinion that he was playing it very safe(never totally burn those bridges), but you could also sense that Dustin has a respect and even a bit of a soft spot for Tom Crean.

    I think the entire ironic thing about Dustin’s departure is how he may be leaving Bloomington when the best of basketball is on the immediate horizon. Zeller was grossly overrated. This team will be far more dangerous than anything Oladipo or Zeller played on. Devin Davis will provide much of the blue collar work inside. Williams is ready to explode onto the college scene. And the shooters we’ll bring to the perimeter(guards with size and versatility/forwards that can actually shoot from the baseline), complimented by a very skilled and experienced point guard, will make this team a nightmare to defend. There are 3 key Indiana homegrown products that will be on the floor a ton(Davis, Blackmon, Ferrell). They are higher level talents than the immediate wave of friends and A-Hope products/projects that Crean was cornered into signing from the AAU contacts and meddlers that always want a piece of Indiana.

    It’s “because” of this Indiana trio at the core of an identity that Crean may finally hear the voices of confidence and validation between his ears(and maybe some of those voices in his head too consumed and incensed by those not a threat and irrelevant to his success and qualifications)will, at last, be quieted.

    Tennessee football will never have the energy that brings the same goosebumps and excitement to the job. There is an everlasting and undaunted spirit found in Indiana Hoosier basketball that will be missed. He will long for that unparalleled uniqueness that leaves a coach on McCracken forever unsettled. He will long for all of us that bring our daily “garbage” into that passion-pot of ridiculousness and furor for the game that is like nowhere else. The quiet streets of Bloomington, the tree-lined beauty of the campus, all serve as a hidden gem of disguises that suck you into her lure and fire; our banners only small and insignificant cloth dancing above the immortality where contrasts ignite the soul and warm the heart in winter on maples. At Assembly Hall, whether in triumph or collapse, every season is reborn and resurrected into the spirit of an unmatched belief no coach can fully capture, call his own, or extinguish in personal success or failure. The candy stripes are “because” of those never in the limelight. We all play to heart in the shadows. We take to the floor for more than the smoothest of a refined thought to pen could ever adore.

  4. I wish Dustin nothing but the best. I’m sure he was tired of my confusing garbage. Then again, I hope that he did find some laughs along the way…

    I would highly recommend listening to the exit interview…There’s some good stuff and a considerable amount of time is spent on the subject of Tom Crean. It’s of my opinion that he was playing it very safe(never totally burn those bridges), but you could also sense that Dustin has a respect and even a bit of a soft spot for Tom Crean.

    I think the entire ironic thing about Dustin’s departure is how he may be leaving Bloomington when the best of basketball is on the immediate horizon. Zeller was grossly overrated. This team will be far more dangerous than anything Oladipo or Zeller played on. Devin Davis will provide much of the blue collar work inside. Williams is ready to explode onto the college scene. And the shooters we’ll bring to the perimeter (guards with size and versatility/forwards that can actually shoot from the baseline), complimented by a very skilled and experienced point guard, will make this team a nightmare to defend. There are 3 key Indiana homegrown products that will be on the floor a ton(Davis, Blackmon, Ferrell). They are higher level talents than the immediate wave of friends and A-Hope products/projects that Crean was cornered into signing from the AAU contacts and meddlers that always want a piece of Indiana.

    It’s “because” of this Indiana trio at the core of team’s identity that Crean may finally hear the voices of confidence and validation between his ears(and maybe some of those irrelevant voices that make for irrational battles of self-doubt having no real impact on his success and qualifications)will, at last, be quieted.

  5. im not sure if this is where I need to post this but wasnt sure….so here goes maybe someone can forward info to right people.
    Mr Miller …Im sure Coach Crean knows of this young man but I was told about him by my wife’s physical therapist . He also taks care of a family member of the young man. Him name is Ricky Brice at Pantego Christian Academy,here in Texas. He is 7’0 268 lbs class 2015 ESPN ranked 4 star and 3 stars by others. He is teammate of Elijah Thomas.Seems to be just modest interest in him from many school.UCLA and Oklahoma State are a couple

    My name in Scoop blog is TJ in Texas

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