2010-2011 Indiana Basketball Schedule

  • 08/26/2010 11:19 am in

2:30 PM EST Update: A release from IU confirmed the schedule below.

Via a source, below is what we believe to be the 2010-2011 Indiana basketball schedule, which should be officially released soon:

Friday, November 12 – Florida Gulf Coast, 6:30 PM, BTN
Sunday, November 14 – Wright State, TBA, ESPNU
Tuesday, November 16 – Mississippi Valley State, 7PM, BTN
Sunday, November 21 – Evansville, 1PM, BTN
Tuesday, November 23 – North Carolina Central, 7PM, BTN
Friday, November 26 – Northwestern State, TBA, BigTenNetwork.com
Wednesday, December 1 – ACC/Big Ten Challenge At Boston College, 7:15 PM, ESPNU
Saturday, December 4 – Savannah State, TBA, ESPNU
Saturday, December 11 – at Kentucky, 5:15 PM, ESPN

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Friday, December 17 – SIU-Edwardsville, 7PM, BTN
Sunday, December 19 – South Carolina State, 4PM, BTN
Wednesday, December 22 – Northern Iowa, 7:30PM
Thursday, December 23 – New Mexico/Colorado, 7:30PM/10PM

Monday, December 27 – Penn State, 7PM, BTN
Friday, December 31 – Ohio State, 6PM, ESPN2
Tuesday, January 4 – at Minnesota, 7PM, ESPN2
Sunday, January 9 – at Northwestern, 7PM, BTN
Saturday, January 15 – Michigan, 8PM, BTN
Thursday, January 20 – at Wisconsin, 9PM, ESPN2
Sunday, January 23 – at Iowa, 3PM, BTN
Thursday, January 27 – Illinois, 9PM, BTN
Sunday, January 30 – at Michigan State, 6PM, BTN
Wednesday, February 2 – Minnesota, 6:30PM, BTN
Saturday, February 5 – Iowa, 4PM, ESPN/ESPN2
Tuesday, February 8 – at Purdue, 7PM, ESPN
Saturday, February 12 – at Michigan, 4PM, BTN
Saturday, February 19 or Sunday, February 20 – Northwestern, TBA
Wednesday, February 23 – Purdue, 8:30PM, BTN
Saturday, February 26 or Sunday, February 27 – at Ohio State, TBA
Wednesday, March 2 or Thursday, March 3 – Wisconsin, TBA
Saturday, March 5 or Sunday, March 6 – at Illinois, TBA
March 10-13 – Big Ten Tournament – Indianapolis, Ind.

Comments from Tom Crean on the schedule after the jump …

“This schedule will present us with a lot of unique challenges.  Twice, we have stretches early in the season where we will play six games in 14 days so our depth and health will be a critical factor.”

“I think we will learn a lot about our team during the four non-conference games we play away from Assembly Hall.  Boston College has one of the most experienced teams with 11 seniors or juniors, the Kentucky game is one of the most intense rivalries in college basketball and in Las Vegas we will see a very good Northern Iowa team and then a day later have to take on a team like New Mexico or Colorado.”

“The Big Ten schedule is a grind that you have to be mentally and physically prepared to handle.  This year, the league should be as good as any in the country.”

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  • Anonymous

    Honestly, if you break this down, I don’t think it’s unreasonable to think we get 18 wins this year. Before seeing the schedule I was thinking I would be happy with a 16 win season, but now I think that would be a slight disappointment. I think we should all be happy with 18 wins and a spot in the NIT. That would be the next step in our progression. It would help with the recruiting efforts, and put us on track to be in the NCAA tournament the following year. I see an impending return to the glory days and I love it!

  • CreamandCrimson

    Oops, missed that. Good, one more win! Thanks Alex.

  • Garrett

    I’m not saying this means anything, because right now it’s about wins and not who you play, but if you look at the schedule for a supposed final four team like say, PU, you’ll notice they aren’t playing a daunting non-conference schedule either. IPFW at home? ISU in Indy? Alabama? Again, strength of schedule won’t mean anything for us this year, but it’s pretty clear it doesn’t mean anything to some of the supposed “title contenders” either.

  • Young Kelin Zeller

    Yes the Kantor thing is not settled and it would not surprise me if he is ruled ineligible. The over seas recruits sometimes can’t get around the ncaa rules. Also the NCAA is also investigating former IU recruit Josh Selby……dodge a bullet there…

  • Young Kelin Zeller

    Ok fill me in, I keep up with basketball alot….what is the big deal about OSU this year. I know they added thomas and sullinger. I think sullinger is overrated personally. I like thomas but I have seen him and elston go at it, so I am not worried there…hell I saw nic moore guard thomas before. Do they have alot back from last year…

  • ArtistFormerlyKnownAs_Aceman07

    Yeah. I think it was a fair split. We don’t get MSU at home but we probably weren’t going to beat them at home anyway and we don’t get PSU on the road so you avoid one possible loss in a game you’d expect to have a chance to win so all in all I think it was a good break for the Hoosiers.

  • LTTelamon

    This is realistic. It’s also progress. I would be quite happy to see .500 ball and competitive play this year. It’s right in line with the 5 year plan I was expecting from Crean.

  • Anonymous

    If Crean has a 20 win season AND a invite to the big dance the mayor be giving him a key alright and it may be his key to the mayor’s office.

  • JerryCT

    Yeah I am with you. Also Murray State and BC new coaches. I can talk myself into any W/L scenarios including a 3rd place in the B10.

    When we get there I think this is the year we begin to praise or wonder about CTC concerning the product on the floor. Please note I said “begin” not “conclude”. I think it will be praise but then again ……………….. I even like Rivers, Roth, Howard, TP and Moore

  • Anonymous

    Your right about the overseas recruits and the NCAA thing alot of them have trouble with . When I heard that Calislimy stole him after he had verbaled to UW I was hoping something like that would happen. The name of the Huskies slips my mind right now but I bet he will be smiling from ear to ear if he is ruled ineligible. Something about karma. Let’s all keep our fingers crossed and hope that the NCAA looks under the right rocks.

  • Anonymous

    I think that a good record and high finish in the Big 10 does all you need to do in strength of schedule. That is 18 tough games with 9 on the road, Add in a game against KY in Lexington, Boston College in Boston, New Mexico in NV. I count 3 “tough wins” in the preseason and 5 tough wins in conference. If we win all 8 we go 25-6, if we lose all 8 we go 17-14, but I have us beating NU twice as part of the total of 17 wins. It will feel so good to win games again!

  • Anonymous

    Look again, Iowa at IU 2/5/11.

  • Anonymous

    I have to start looking ahead, or behind, on these posts.

  • Andrew

    They return 4 starters, everyone except Turner. I haven’t seen Sullinger play except for the McD’s game, so I can’t comment on him, but I’ve seen Thomas a number of times and I’ve always come away totally nonplussed. He hangs around the perimeter and jacks way too many 3s. Of course, now that he’s in college, maybe Thad will coach him up…but to me he has all the makings of a bust at this level. The classic tweener who doesn’t shoot or handle it well enough to play outside, and not quite big enough to bang inside. I guess we’ll see.

    And a quick comment on the posts above—most are realistic, but the people saying 13-0 scare me. We’ve won 16 times the last two years combined…now a team that is sophomore-dominated is gonna run the non-conference table, including a win at Kentucky??? You guys aren’t ND football fans too are you?

  • Young Kelin Zeller

    Looking at possible upset victims for IU I have in order:1. BC – on the road would be a big win. New coach etc. could be a steal for IU2. OSU- At home, with a team that plays similar to IU. I like our chances3. Kentucky – say this every year and I won’t repeat it again, but I think they are ripe and young!4. Purdue – at home….would not surprise me. No kramer, with Mo Creek, and size to throw at Johnson….IU will storm the court. They have no answer for VJ, I think we give them match up problems. Guy has a big game with 6 blocks, Roth proves his worth with 4 3’s…5. Wisconsin – at home, I think we will finally get over the hump with a big ten big boy other than PU.

  • Young Kelin Zeller

    Looking at possible upset victims for IU I have in order:1. BC – on the road would be a big win. New coach etc. could be a steal for IU2. OSU- At home, with a team that plays similar to IU. I like our chances3. Kentucky – say this every year and I won’t repeat it again, but I think they are ripe and young!4. Purdue – at home….would not surprise me. No kramer, with Mo Creek, and size to throw at Johnson….IU will storm the court. They have no answer for VJ, I think we give them match up problems. Guy has a big game with 6 blocks, Roth proves his worth with 4 3’s…5. Wisconsin – at home, I think we will finally get over the hump with a big ten big boy other than PU.

  • Young Kelin Zeller

    If IU goes 13-0 in pre big ten, Crean should be given coach of the year immediately

  • Anonymous

    Don’t forget the tournament expanded by a couple of teams, so there are more at-large bids

  • Anonymous

    I think he may have played in some games with pros in Turkey, and there’s the issue of the picture of him driving a car that cost about $80,000

  • millzy32

    .500 ball with this schedule is underperforming. The preseason schedule really is full of cupcakes as noted earlier in other posts. The Big Ten is rough so being @ or near .500 in the Big Ten isn’t that bad but if we are 8-10 in the big ten we shouldn’t be .500 overall we’ll be a few games above it.

    Anything less than 18 wins with this schedule is a disappointment. That’s 10 or 11 pre and 7 or 8 in the Big Ten doesn’t seem like that much to ask from a team that should be getting better and has a year of playing together under their belt.

  • Anonymous

    Anthony Davis is somewhere right now getting ready to hit Calipayoff’s number on his speed dial to ask him where his $80,000 car is and is going to ask him why Kantor got the $80,000 car AND the 200 K and why all the got was the 200 K. Probably thinking that this is the last time he lets his dad handle these kind of things and that he needs to have Coach go ahead and get him that agent.

  • Young Kelin Zeller

    Yeah AD got screwed big time. He should have let worldwide wes negotiate his contract, he would have gotten alot more. If I were him I would threaten to sit out or go playin Turkey to get his stock up…..

  • Anonymous

    “…by that time Calipari will be on the hot seat for another one and done flame out in the tourney. ” and under NCAA investigation for multiple ‘irregularities’ in: recruiting, eligibility, test scores, grades, and small engine repair.

  • Anonymous

    16-17wins is both realistic and very acceptable imo. It is the combined win total for the previous 2yrs combined, after all. Along with wins I hope/expect to see improvements across the board resulting in very few/no blow-out losses (especially at home). Win most of the ones they should and a couple of upsets in conference play. I think .500 or better equals an NIT lock. Any post-season is a plus for this team. Sign Zeller and let the expectations zoom off the charts for 2011!

  • GFDave

    I agree and would be content with this number of wins, especially if we showed progress throughout the year. Making a good show of it in the NIT would be huge and really demonstrate our come back.

  • Anonymous

    12-1 is still very good!

  • I’m not sure we’re allowed to storm the court after what happened last year, but if we are, I’ll be right down there in the middle of it.

  • IUfaninMN

    Here’s the ESPN season preview for IU that was just released today:

    “IU fans are still mired in what has been a rather miserable rebuilding process. The 2010-11 Hoosiers aren’t going to remind anyone of the red sweater-clad glory days, but they should be an improved unit bolstered by a group of improving sophomores. Guard Maurice Creek was one of the nation’s leading freshman scorers before suffering a season-ending knee injury in December. Lanky forward Christian Watford has a soft touch around the rim and should benefit from a year of college-level weight training. Point guard Jordan Hulls is a serviceable game manager and junior Verdell Jones III is a more-than-capable scorer. The Hoosiers still have a long way to go under Tom Crean (they still need to land that marquee in-state recruit, for one) and a .500 finish might be their absolute ceiling in 2010-11. But hey, anything’s better than last season. (And the season before.)”

    I don’t know what everyone else thinks, and maybe I’m just overly optimistic, but it feels like the easy schedule we have for non-conference (feels like most people are saying 10 wins is realistic) thrown in with the fact that I see AT LEAST 6 BT wins in our schedule, a statement like “a .500 finish might be their absolute ceiling in 2010-11” is a bit harsh. Then again, these are the same guys that picked Illinois to win the BT this year, so who knows what’s going on over there in Bristol.