Indiana announces 2012-2013 basketball schedule

Indiana University announced the complete men’s basketball schedule for the 2012-2013 season this morning. The entire non-conference schedule had already been revealed, but now the finalized schedule with all Big Ten dates is out.

Start times, broadcast information and an exhibition game will be solidified at a later date.

Indiana’s non-conference portion of the schedule is highlighted by a home game with North Carolina in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge, a neutral court meeting at Conseco Fieldhouse with Butler in the Crossroads Classic and a trip to Brooklyn to play Georgia and Georgetown or UCLA in the new Barclays Center.

The Hoosiers will open the Big Ten season on Monday, Dec. 31 in Iowa City against Iowa. IU will play just one game against Illinois (away), Northwestern (away), Nebraska (home) and Wisconsin (home) while facing every other Big Ten team twice.

Indiana will also host Michigan for College GameDay on ESPN on Saturday, Feb. 2.

“The thing I am most excited about is that all of our conference home games are sold out. It will make for unbelievable environments, especially for Gameday,” Indiana coach Tom Crean said in a release. “The Legends Classic is an excellent early season tournament that will allow us to prepare for three distinct styles in Georgia, Georgetown or UCLA. I like the fact that we are able to have a game with an emerging in-state opponent like Ball State. Obviously our game with North Carolina will draw a lot of interest nationally and the Crossroads Classic has a big following throughout the state. I think without question the Big Ten will be as good as any league in the country again this year.”

You can find the complete 2012-13 schedule after the jump or on our schedule page.

  • Devout Hoosier

    I thought it was a funny reference. I also thought discussion of neutral sites vs true away games are on topic for a post about our schedule.

  • aubreyhouse

    BELIEVE!

  • http://www.facebook.com/joseph.harpe Joseph Guy Harpe

    28-2 reg season with only losses @ OSU and @ MICH 3-0 B1G Tourney to finish 31-2 and the 6-0 in the NCAA tourney to finish 37-2. I can’t wait for this season. GO HOOSIERS!!! and a big shout out to the hometown boy from Ttipton Derek Elston!!!

    I also just wanna say with everyone talkin our road schedule is kinda week. I would like to point out that although we dont have to many true tough road games, we do play some marquee neutral site games and correct me if I’m wrong but tourney games are also neutral site games. So in my opinion I would rather load up on big nuetral site games to get used to that atmosphere.

  • Kentc

    Based on past years, any idea when the start times will be posted? I’m all in for 2 hours per game but I’d lose serious marital points if I block the entire day.

  • SCHoosier

    If the defense isn’t there..real potential for early losses to UCLA and/or G-town and NC…altho the home court ought to be an insurrmoutable advantage for IU.

  • marcusgresham

    Actually, a lot of the yokels are not pleased with the scheduling either because all the marquee games that used to be in Rupp on a bi-annual basis are now being played in Dallas, or New Orleans, or Minneapolis, or wherever there’s a dome.

  • marcusgresham

    I think Elston’s kind of the forgotten man in a lot of people’s eyes. I think that’s a mistake; he’s going to have a solid year.

  • Geoff_85

    I agree about the discussion being on topic, but I don’t think the calipari reference was lighthearted. It’s the second time he’s used the reference in forcing his argument. Once is enough.

  • MisterSlippery

    I hope you’re right. If Elston has a strong year, that would be a real boost. I’m not sure I see it, though. Again, hope you’re right.

  • Derbus

    Hey IU plays 5 of the Top 13 ranked teams in the USA; and MSU, OSU, and UM twice! I know it will be tough, so will IU!!!
    http://espn.go.com/mens-college-basketball/story/_/id/7801992/indiana-hoosiers-lead-revised-top-25-plenty-changes-elsewhere

  • HoosierFanaticFromUSI

    The OOC definitely has its highlights, but there are going to be an awful lot of blowouts early on. Just for my own selfish personal enjoyment, I would have liked to of seen a few more games scheduled against schools that I have actually heard of. At least a home match against a team like Creighton or VCU would have been a nice addition.

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