Report: Indiana to host Stony Brook

  • 08/05/2013 1:46 pm in

IUSMSith0003The 2013-2014 Indiana basketball schedule has not been released in its entirety, but several non-conference home games have been revealed over the summer and the latest to surface is a home date with Stony Brook.

According to this report by the Stony Brook SBNation site, Indiana will play Stony Brook at home for the second time in three seasons:

The Seawolves Men’s Basketball team will open their 2013-2014 season on ESPNU when they travel to Bloomington to face off against the Indiana Hoosiers, according to Athletics Director Jim Fiore.

The exact date was not disclosed, but according to Fiore, the game will be the first game of the season for the Seawolves.

The matchup will be broadcast to a national audience on ESPNU, according to Fiore. Neither the Seawolves nor the Hoosiers have unveiled their official non-conference basketball schedules yet.

Other non-conference home games that have been reported by various outlets this summer include Kennesaw State, North Florida and Oakland. Indiana will also host Evansville for the final game in a 3-game series.

The Hoosiers will play two games in New York City at Madison Square Garden in the 2K Sports Classic against Washington and either Boston College or Connecticut on Nov. 21 and 22.

Indiana will also play Syracuse on Dec. 3 in the Big Ten-ACC Challenge and Notre Dame on Dec. 14 in the Crossroads Classic at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.

In conference play, IU will play the following teams just once: Iowa (home), Minnesota (away), Ohio State (home) and Purdue (away).

Related: Future Indiana Basketball schedules

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  • CreamandCrimson

    Kennesaw State, North Florida, Evansville, Oakland and Stony Brook. In addition, Purdue doesn’t come to Assembly Hall. I love Indiana basketball and I’m going to be excited for every game, irregardless of opponent, but this home schedule is setting up to be the least enticing one I can remember.

  • Mooks

    Honestly, it’s a little OK that this team has a soft Non-Conference Schedule. Their gonna need all the time they can get to learn how to play as a team and comprehend aspects of basketball IQ before heading into B1G conference play, which is brutally difficult to play every single game. But I do agree that strong non-conference games help with NCAA tourny resume and bringing in solid recruits. We have B1G conference play to help us get recruits and strengthen the resume. We have to play Michigan, MSU, OSU, Wisky, and Iowa. I can’t name many conferences that have that many bruising teams (maybe ACC).

    With a different team playing next year, its not a bad thing we have a soft non-conference schedule. There will be frustration and alot of freshman mistakes, but I do believe the schedule will benefit as a gradual/exponential learning experience for not only the players/coaches but for the fans too. Because come B1G play, everyone in the B1G going to the “Dance” looks forward to playing a mid-major #12,13,14,15, or 16 seed in the round of 64 or 32.

  • RonB

    Stoney Brook was 25-8,Evansville 21-15,Notre Dame 25-10,Syracuse,Connecticut,Washington/BC seems like a lot of good teams with winning records and some cupcakes. This pre Big Ten schedule is much better than a couple years ago when most of the teams we played had losing records the season before in very weak conferences. I think it offers this young team some tough games to get ready for the Big Ten which will again be a very highly ranked conference.

  • MillaRed

    Please, please, beat the complete shizz out of Syracuse.

  • Katie M.

    Or it’s setting us up to be undefeated at home (knock on wood).

  • Gregory Spera

    The Stoney Brook Seawolves?!? Seriously? You can’t make this stuff up.

  • SCHoosier

    I hope they don’t have big guards and play a zone): Other than that..bring those Sea-whatevers into AH for a spankin’

  • WisconHoosier

    Embarrassed to say I read the headline and thought Stony Brook was a new recruit.

    Was hoping he was 6’9 or better.

  • SCHoosier

    With the Orange size and experience coming back..let’s say IU will be “challenged.”

  • Mooks

    With their entire front-court gone (Triche, MCW). Yogi may have another shot to crack the zone, and embarrass them with his quickness. Quick passes and good floor spacing is how you beat that flippin Cuse zone.

  • Kyl470

    I’d rather the team learn how to play together vs. Stoney Brook than try to figure it out vs. Duke. The softer schedule doesn’t bother me one bit. It’s all about learning to play together and building confidence before the Big 10 season.

  • Mooks

    Funny you say that about Duke because, they literally have no frontcourt besides Jabari Parker, even Purdue or Wisconsin could beat them. They are way over-rated. #18-25 AP team at best.

  • Ole Man

    Maybe, but aren’t they ranked pre-season in the top five?

  • Ole Man

    I know I’m gonna get nailed for this one, but: Maybe this time we’re more prepared for that zone.
    Still think, with a young team we lose by double digits.

  • David Macer

    They ae a legitimate team. Ranked 55th by Pomrery at the end of the year.

  • MisterSlippery

    Wish we played Purdork twice.

  • marcusgresham

    Is “Stony Brook” a euphamism for “bong water”?

  • marcusgresham

    Is the guy who gave the ‘nad tap to Cody still there?

  • marcusgresham

    Wouldn’t waste my time with that guy—-any dude named “Stony” is signing with Colorado.

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  • Mooks

    Cuse has a disgustingly good incoming freshman class and CJ Fair/Rakeem Christmas, and Kaites coming back. Would not be surprised.

  • BC

    I went to Colorado and IU. IU parties harder, way harder. CU kids are in great shape, they are up skiing at 7am on weekends. True story. Not to break down your joke though. Still thought it was funny.

  • Kyl470

    I used Duke as an example. I could have said UNC, Louisville, Kansas or any other school that is usually a high ranked program. My point was that I’d rather learn to play together and win vs lesser teams than try to figure it out vs a ranked team and get beat.


    LOL, if it isn’t it should be. Can only imagine the jokes the students there hear from students of other schools or even put out there themselves.


    Something tells me that the person that gave you the down vote on this one is the same one that gave the down vote on the “bong water” one (dude probably drank the bong water in college & got sick) thus I have countered both of those with will deserved up votes. lol

  • HoosierTrav

    I tend to lean the other way. Give the youngsters an example of what level they will have to get to, to win a championship. I think that playing against guys who give you little resistance can actually impede the progress. They can get away with mistakes. When you play the Duke, Kansas, Louisville, UNC, and well coached bluebloods, you are forced to limit mistakes and overcome….. Just an opinion. I think playing the gimme’s are necessary but i dont think its beneficial to ONLY play them. If we want to claim to be back as bluebloods, then we need to back it up. Last year was an exception due to the strength of the B1G, but thats not the case this year. It’s still strong but not as brutal. I think playing marquee opponents, non con, has serious recruiting advantages as well…… No matter what happens though, I’m still going to crack a brew, turn the game on, cheer, and scream at my TV. In the end, I just want national bragging rights.

  • Kyl470

    I respect that opinion. Every coach in the NCAA also have their own preferences. Teams like MSU usually schedule murders row and teams like Syracuse usually schedule cream puffs. Both teams usually end up in the NCAA Tournament every year. Their is no magic formula, but it is nice to consistently put up 20+ win seasons even if 10 of them are vs. terrible teams.

  • Dagwoods

    I agree. Sometimes too easy a schedule hurts, it also gets the fans lazy, and the turnout isn’t great (even though they will tout that it was a sellout). Pulling off that marquee upset (if the our team was actually expected to be poor) may be just the ticket to build the confidence and momentum (ie Kentucky a couple of years ago).