Indiana to play pair of exhibitions at Assembly Hall

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Indiana completed its 2013-2014 schedule on Thursday evening when the program announced a pair of exhibition games that will be played at Assembly Hall.

Here are the complete details, per a release from media relations:

Indiana University men’s basketball coach Tom Crean has announced that the Hoosiers will host the University of Southern Indiana at 7 p.m., Saturday, October 26, and Hillsdale (Michigan) College at 7 p.m., Monday, November 4 in exhibition games.

The 2013-14 season marks the ninth campaign that the Hoosiers have opened the season with exhibition games against non-Division I schools. IU is 14-0 in those games and have played schools from the state of Indiana on nine occasions.

“I think the more you can involve institutions from the area during the exhibition season, the stronger it makes both programs,” said Crean. “Our goal in scheduling our exhibition games is to find programs that will best prepare us for the upcoming season and both these teams will do that. “

USI was 23-8 last year and is a member of the Great Lakes Valley Conference, while Hillsdale was 17-10 a year ago and competes in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.

  • Snookafly

    As an Evansville native, I’m actually kind of excited about seeing IU spank USI in Bloomington.

  • marcusgresham

    USI grad (’93) so I know what kind of quality team this is. I think this is the kind of team IU should play in these exhibitions. I know they don’t have the size of a D-I team, but these guys can play. Much better level of competition than uber-small schools like Grace and IWU.

  • hoosier1158

    Attention B1G, we’re paying for the big ten network. Please show the games this year!

  • CreamandCrimson

    But why show live basketball when they can show exciting re-runs of Big Ten Icons or a replay of the 1991 Ohio State-Michigan football game? (please read this in your sarcastic voice)

  • marcusgresham

    This is their opportunity to screw you out of a few more dollars by making you pay for the online service.

  • IUMIKE1

    Replace the word, “their”, with the word, “our”, in your comment and you pretty much have what the B1G network would tell us if they told the truth as to why they were doing it, and they would do it with a very creepy and devious smile I might add.

  • Brian

    As a Hillsdale College grad, I’m glad to see that IU has the guts to play a powerhouse like Hillsdale. I wish you guys the best of luck. You’re going to need it!

  • http://majorbeef.wordpress.com redandy75

    I am a USI alum as well (’05, ’13) and am looking forward to the game. USI has taken D1 teams down to the wire in the past in exhibitions (Tennessee, Evansville) and always play like their butts are on fire. They have a really good coach in Rodney Watson.
    Big Ten connection: Deandre McCamey, the brother of Demitri “I thought he graduated” McCamey, is on the team.

  • SCHoosier

    Probably will do it with a delayed telecast…would be my guess..using the IU student TV dept and production crew (as they did last year on one game)

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