Indiana to play LIU-Brooklyn, Stony Brook in 2K Classic

  • 08/13/2013 3:35 pm in

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Indiana will play LIU-Brooklyn on Nov. 12 and Stony Brook on Nov. 17 at Assembly Hall as a part of the 2K Classic, according to a press release issued Tuesday.

The Hoosiers will play in the tournament’s championship round games at Madison Square Garden in New York Nov. 21-22 beginning with a game against Washington.

The full release is available below:

Headlining the field are Indiana, UConn, Boston College, and Washington. These four teams, which combine for 102 NCAA Tournament appearances, will each host a pair of regional round games on campus from Nov. 12-17 before heading to the World’s Most Famous Arena for the Championship Rounds on Nov. 21-22.

The remainder of the 12-team field will participate in subregional rounds held from Nov. 22-24. The University of Detroit and UC Irvine will serve as subregional hosts and will be joined by Boston University, Eastern Washington, Florida Atlantic, LIU Brooklyn, Stony Brook, and Toledo.

ESPN Networks will televise six games of the 2K Sports Classic benefiting Wounded Warrior Project, including all four Championship Round games from Madison Square Garden. The semifinal doubleheader on Thursday, Nov. 21 will see Connecticut take on Boston College in a 7:00 p.m. (ET) tip, followed by Indiana facing Washington. Both semifinal match-ups will air live on ESPN2. The semifinal round winners will meet on Friday, Nov. 22 for the 2K Sports Classic championship on ESPN2, preceded by the consolation game at 5:00 p.m. (ET) on ESPNU.

In addition, ESPNU will air the Nov. 17 games between Boston University-Connecticut and Florida Atlantic-Boston College.

Additional television information will be announced at a later date.

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  • thrawnjan

    Lots of “stats” up for grabs, I wonder who will be contributing then.

  • IUNYC

    Kind of premature, but what do you think of the odds of us winning this? Last year we had some problems with G’town in Brooklyn.

  • dwdkc

    Kind of weird to have the “championship” rounds scheduled before you even know who wins the first couple of games! Obviously the teams with the biggest followings are pre-assigned to MSG but it sounds pretty odd the way they described it.

  • Darkside9861

    Wow! Lots of challenging games here. Never make it far in the tournament with games like this!

  • Steve Fischer

    Don’t scoff at the Long Island University Blackbirds, sure they are currently pretty lousy but back in 1939 they won the NIT. Their best chance at beating IU however would be to bring back their teams of the late 1930’s.,wherever they may be buried. ON the other hand their 2014 recruiting commitments are so far at least as good as ours.

  • AKA Hoosier Daddy

    CTC gets a lot of flack for the 2014 recruiting class and deservedly soooo

  • CreamandCrimson

    Washington is a decent team but I would expect we’d get by them. Boston College is projected to be a bubble team. UConn is probably the favorite because of their backcourt (two future pros). UConn will be a top 20 team when the games at the Garden begin and I think they’ll be expected to beat either us or Washington in the final.

  • Ole Man

    Agree.

  • Ole Man

    These games have NOTHING to do with how far we make it in the tourney.
    Plus; IU didn’t schedule the games. The 2K Classic assigned those games.

  • Darkside9861

    That’s why all the good tournment teams play tough non-conference schdules. Proven fact. Look at Louisvill for instance last year.

  • Ole Man

    Sigh…it’s not a “proven” fact. In the B1G, MSU is the only team who year-in and year-out plays a huge pre-season schedule.
    UK plays a couple of name games, then nobody.
    UNC plays almost nobody.
    And on and so forth.
    Last year, we played UNC, Gtown, Butler, all tourney teams.

    Lastly, playing in the B1G against 8 to 10 possible tourney teams is plenty of preparation.

  • Oldguyy

    I’m simply in awe of the clairvoyants who not only know who the 2014 recruiting class will consist of, they know enough about them to pass judgment on how good these kids will be in a few years. Amazing!