Indiana to play at Duke in 2015 Big Ten-ACC Challenge

  • 05/13/2015 1:23 pm in

Indiana’s opponent for the 2015 Big Ten-ACC Challenge will be Duke, ESPN announced on Wednesday.

It will be the first meeting between the two programs since 2006, when Duke knocked off the Hoosiers 54-51 in Durham in the Big Ten-ACC Challenge.

The game will be played at Cameron Indoor Stadium on Wednesday, Dec. 2. A tip time and broadcast information will be announced at a later date.

The Blue Devils won their fifth NCAA championship in April with a 68-63 win over Wisconsin at Lucas Oil Stadium. There will be plenty of production for Mike Krzyzewski to replace as Quinn Cook graduated and Jahlil Okafor, Justise Winslow and Tyus Jones all left early for the NBA draft.

Duke will return just one starter in Matt Jones, but will also bring back a pair of experienced big men in Amile Jefferson and Marshall Plumlee along with Grayson Allen, who was a pivotal contributor in the Final Four.

In addition to those returning players, the Blue Devils welcome a trio of McDonald’s All-Americans in Luke Kennard, Chase Jeter and Brandon Ingram as well as Derryck Thornton, who reclassified to 2015 and might be the top incoming point guard in college basketball.

Most of the early preseason polls for next season have Duke ranked in the top 10. The Blue Devils are 14-2 all-time in the Big Ten-ACC Challenge and Indiana is 6-8.

Here’s a complete list of the Big Ten-ACC Challenge matchups:

Monday, November 30

– Clemson at Minnesota
– Wake Forest at Rutgers

Tuesday, December 1

– Maryland at North Carolina
– Virginia at Ohio State
– Michigan at N.C. State
– Purdue at Pittsburgh
– Northwestern at Virginia Tech
– Miami (Fla.) at Nebraska

Wednesday, December 2

– Indiana at Duke
– Louisville at Michigan State
– Wisconsin at Syracuse
– Florida State at Iowa
– Notre Dame at Illinois
– Penn State at Boston College

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  • hoosier93

    Yet his slimyness has been godly successful compared to Crean and IU. There hasn’t been any news of players getting paid, drinking underage, failing drug test or anything. So add far add we know, he’s actually running a cleaner program whether you like it or not. IU needs to be taking of the recruiting advantages of playing Kentucky. You won’t get that playing Louisville.

  • hoosier93

    Yea…. I don’t think we’ll be around 18 3’s on the road against Duke.

  • Hoosier Hall

    I don’t know about that. I’m not ready to mark it as a win yet either but I have a feeling that Derryck Thornton is (while talented) severely overrated at this point. He is getting the benefit of the doubt because Coach K wanted him. The other guys that return are solid but not stars. Ingram is probably the most dangerous guy in their lineup and the guy with which we’ll have the most trouble. The biggest and only real advantages I see for them are what you stated below: Coach K and Cameron. Other than that I think we match up favorably at almost every position.

  • hoosier93

    I think you’re forgetting Grayson Allen… JBJ will actually have to play some defense for once or else Allen well score 30.

  • hoosier93

    And of you don’t think IU had been mediocre over Creans tenure and for the past 2 decades then will that’s just some Kool aid drinking.

  • Hoosier Hall

    I think Yogi and Troy need to mark this game on their calendar. Not that they shouldn’t focus on every game but this is the one where they can really make a huge national statement by dominating and winning on the road. I feel like Derryck Thornton is highly overrated at this point and Yogi can exploit that to the highest degree. Bryant vs Jeter should be a tough, even matchup. Ingram is the one I’m most worried about because he appears to be the real deal. X-Factor for both teams: Collin Hartman and Grayson Allen.

  • INUnivHoosier

    Do not mix honest and virtuous.

    Also, are the kids in Lexington doing nothing wrong or doing wrong and not getting caught/reported?

  • SilentBob

    I’d like to get involved involved in Texas. The play a smash mouth style down there. With the recent success of their NBA teams basketball seems it might have supplanted baseball as the second biggest sport there. I look at someone like Marcus Smart and twenty years ago he would have made a dang good third basemen lol. The Florida/ Georgia area is also on a rise in basketball talent. Glad to see us getting involved in there

  • Ole Man

    Beginning to think that hoosier93 is actually a pUKe troll…LOL!

  • Ole Man

    Really. Why do you come to this board? TO troll?

  • dwdkc

    The way Calipari and UK does business doesn’t mean nothing. It is something IU and very few others are willing to do. There have been so many red flags and circumstantial evidence that most sentient non-UK fans looking at the evidence can draw strong conclusions. IU won big in Knight’s glory years but they also did things the right way, and the IU fanbase requires that. That is why we will be less tolerant of repeated embarrassments than you might see elsewhere, such as the pot and drinking incidents. The fact is that such incidents are virtually impossible at UK because of the way the players are identified and protected by the local authorities. And I’m not casting aspersions on the individual players, many of whom I’m sure are good young men, but for these reasons you can’t compare the offcourt transgressions because we just wouldn’t know about UK. Yes we would like their results on the court, but I think Duke and Kansas might be better examples of where we want to be.

  • hoosier93

    If you’re not getting caught then does it matter? Nope.

  • dwdkc

    I concede Duke is the favorite. Not by enough to say mark it as a “L” on the schedule. We’ll know more after both teams have played a few games, but even wildly talented freshmen can be pretty erratic especially that early in the year. I see enough chance to be excited by the opportunity.

  • hoosier93

    What evidence? Bringing in multiple top recruits every year? Because Kansas and Duke do the same thing. KU and Duke both use one and dones. KU and Duke are following what Calipari and UK have been doing. Both have embraced the one and done era. But you just want to think IU is somehow above Kentucky for what reason? Assumptions about their program because you don’t like them? Just face it. They’ve been really good while Indiana hasnt. When they are found guilty of wrong doing then you can say it. But til then they have done nothing wrong.

  • hoosier93

    No. Just a young IU fan that can face reality.

  • INUnivHoosier

    Breaking rules doesn’t make you dishonest. That’s my point. If I go over the speed limit, get pulled over, and tell the cop I was going 15 over, I’m honest. That doesn’t mean I’m virtuous. If I don’t get caught, I’m not dishonest, nor am I virtuous. If I get caught and lie, I’m neither honest or virtuous.

  • hoosier93

    what I’m trying to say is that you can’t diss their program when we’re having so many problems and they haven’t had any.

  • dwdkc

    This conversation is getting pretty played out, but I’ve heard some of the stories directly from people that I believe and are talking to people that are doing the recruiting and coaching. One involved Derrick Rose’s recruitment and a large sum of money required for a job for a family member, which magically materialized under Calipari at Memphis. Similar tales with Anthony Davis, but I didn’t get that one directly from a source. Have read many many others. Then there is the luxury dorm at UK and the nice cars they all drive and the friendliness of the local authorities to the program. The NCAA has no stomach or resources for going after this unless someone on the inside wants to make a stink. Calipari still ended up having Final 4s vacated under his watch. Now he has so much momentum he may well be clean. But their style of business? No thanks, but that might just be me. I know Self doesn’t do it that way and neither does Coach K, who has the added disadvantage of very high academic standards. Yes they go for one and dones, but otherwise have a history of doing things differently.

  • hoosier93

    he had FF’s vacated because of Camby accepting money and DRose not being able to read basically.

  • hoosier93

    UK is allowed to dictate because they have the more successful program, make more money and are waaaaayy more up to date with how CBB is going. While IU still thinks it is 1987 and that “This is Indiana” gets us what we want. When it is 2015 and that means absolutely nothing. The downward spiral really started at the end of Knights era as he couldn’t adjust quick enough to the game and recruiting aspects of it. But now Indiana is just a mediocre program that is behind and needs a big time face lift. Though it is looking like that won’t happen because the people in charge aren’t willing to accept that and can’t move towards a new era. It seems as though IU is in an awkward stage. Can’t decide whether to commit to the new or only praise the tradition and not worry about what is really going on. UK has been able to move forward with the times. And didn’t hesitate to fire people when the program slipped which is what happened to Tubby and Billy. We don’t have the leadership to do that.

  • TomJameson

    Okay, maybe that should have been in purple-font (sarcasm), but thinking about it, you never know about those 3-pointers. Sometimes it rains and sometimes it doesn’t. LOL

  • hoosier93

    If we had Steph Curry and Kay Thompson then I could see 18 3’s on the road. 18 3’s at home is even hard to do. And I think Steph and Kay have some eligibility left.

  • TomJameson

    Gosh, listen to yourself … “everyone is getting caught smoking weed, drinking…”

    Listening to that would make somebody think that is all anybody does at IU. Hell, they don’t practice, they just all go to a pot-smoking, drinking party and drive home when they see double. LOL

    If you’re so proud of not hearing anything bad coming out of Lexington, why don’t you just chat their boards up a little.

  • TomJameson

    Truthfully, I don’t know if you’re being sarcastic, or just dissing me.

    Let me clear this up though. I was born in the mid 50s and have been through all the drugs, sex, and rock-n-roll era. Not only been through all of it, but fully and happily participated in it all. Great times!! So yeah, I know what pot smells like.

  • TomJameson

    Hahaha … pretty good Marcus!

  • TomJameson

    Now THAT made me laugh out load. Thank you!

  • TomJameson

    Ohhhh. Sorry, I would normally have gotten that since I like to think I am fluent in sarcasm. lol

  • TomJameson

    Yes, it does (lol). You and I can, and have, gone at it hot and heavy, but we agree on things as well. I think we can both be stubborn a little, but it’s all good.

  • At the Quarries

    Relax, Tom. I was tickled by your use of “aroma”. Geez. I’m sorry if I sounded offensive.

  • TomJameson

    lol … I really couldn’t tell. It’s hard to get “tone” on these boards. Truth is I had to think of the word “aroma” because I didn’t want to offend anybody! Hahaha I actually liked the smell of pot, although I haven’t smelled it in a room for over 25 years.

  • TomJameson

    What was the record set last season, was that 15?? Too lazy to look it up.

  • hoosier93

    I think we hit 18 against Maryland at home.

  • IUMIKE1

    We gain no advantage playing pUKe that we can’t get by playing numerous other schools. Why should we let them dictate to us the exact way things have to be before they will play us. It’s not like we, or any other team, should have to pay some kind of price to play them. Playing them is not some kind of privilege. They do not get to sit on some kind of throne and then on the day of their choosing decide to bestow on the lucky ones the privilege of getting to play them. Just like they shouldn’t expect everything to be the way that they want it, neither should IU feel like they are entitled to that. We compromised and offered to meet them half way and they wouldn’t budge or compromise one bit, so screw them. I’ll never believe that there isn’t the same kind of things going on down there as has been made public and punishments handed out for in Bton. Just like I was around Bton enough at one time to personally know, and see with my own eyes, the kind of things that have recently been a problem for Crean were the exact same things that Knight’s players did in full public view a lot of the time, I’ve also been in Lxgtn enough during the Calipayoff tenure to have seen with my own eyes his ” student athletes ” doing a lot of the exact same things. Besides it wouldn’t be like them to operate outside the rules or sweep anything under the rug would it ? They’ve never ever done anything like that in the past have they ? What I’ve seen with my own two eyes, and knowing their decades long and well chronicled past history of cheating, is all the proof that this person needs.

  • IUMIKE1

    I’ll agree with a lot of what you have said in this reply and would like to see some of the same changes that you seem to want, but that there is some reason that justifies them thinking and feeling like they have some right to dictate to IU will never be part of what I agree on.

  • hoosier93

    Yes they can dictate what we do. Because they’re the better program. And they’re lightyears ahead of IU at the moment. We lost Kentucky off our schedule and picked up…. we’ll no one of importance. They lose us and pick up have picked up Baylor and UCLA and can get whoever else they want. Playing Kentucky gets the exposure towards recruits we need. Even if we get our butt whooped. I’m just glad we didn’t play them this past season.

  • IUMIKE1

    I’d say that playing Duke, the defending and 5 time national champions, will get us just as much, if not more, exposure than playing them. I know this came about as being part of the ACC/B1G Challenge, but irregardless it is still a game of that stature. I’ll be surprised if there isn’t another game of with the same kind of stature next year as well, and I’m thinking that more than likely it will be a home and home deal with whatever team it is. I’m wondering if TC and FG didn’t think that pUKe would eventually be willing to compromise a little like we did and so they wanted to make sure the schedule we permit it happening if they did. When it became pretty much a for sure thing that they weren’t going to do that they went about looking for an opponent on the same level. You say playing UL isn’t the same, but I disagree, they, and Duke, have both won the NC more recently than pUKe. I don’t care what are record has been for whatever amount of years is being discussed IU should never let ” them ” dictate terms to us. Like I’ve said I’m ok with compromising to get a deal done, but I don’t care if they’ve won the NC the last 3 or 4 years, we don’t let them whole heartedly dictate every single detail for the privilege of playing them. Guess we’ll have to agree to disagree on this one.