Report: Indiana to play Wake Forest in 2015 Maui Invitational opener

  • 07/27/2015 7:54 pm in

Indiana will play Wake Forest to open the 2015 Maui Jim Maui Invitational on Monday, Nov. 23 at the Lahaina Civic Center, according to Andy Katz of ESPN.com.

Vanderbilt vs. St. John’s is the other matchup on Indiana’s side of the bracket.

On the opposite side of the bracket, Kansas will open with Chaminade and UCLA will meet UNLV.

The official bracket announcement is expected tomorrow afternoon. The Maui Invitational will be broadcast on the ESPN family of networks.

You can see a full list of confirmed games on Indiana’s 2015-2016 schedule on our future schedules page.

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  • Simon Nguyen

    This is a very winnable tournament for the Hoosiers!

  • TomJameson

    Winnable, yes of course. But there is a lot of pretty decent competition to get through first, and then there is Kansas. I didn’t realize they had the bonus of playing in the World University Games in South Korea (winning Gold!!). They will be tough to beat, but a good measure this early in the season!
    Go IU!!

  • calbert40

    Good draw. I think they should make the championship game.

  • Kyler Staley

    Can’t wait to be there to support my Hoosiers!

  • TomJameson

    I agree, but man, I get really edgy when IU plays. The games they are “supposed” to win … They tear me up and sometimes I can’t watch it on TV until it’s over (thank God for DVR … lol)

    That’s like those 3 foot puts … they should be fairly easy but they’re called “knee-knockers” for a reason. LOL

  • Guyton25

    IU vs. St. Johns, KU vs. UCLA, then IU vs. Kansas for championship. I’m not making any predictions on that one..

  • Ole Man

    I think Vandy takes St. Johns. If they do, they can give IU fits.

  • tate14

    Agree with you there, ol man. Vandy over St. Johns.

  • Hoosier Hall

    St. Johns is definitely rebuilding. I don’t think they brought back anybody of significance. Vandy actually looks pretty tough this season.

  • BigAl24

    We better WAKE up for this one! Lol!

  • TomJameson

    I am SOOO jealous !!!!

    Have a great time. Take notes and share in the forum with those of us stuck home. I’ll be watching on TV of course, but being there I’m sure will be a blast.

  • Gregory Spera

    Great draw. If Indiana isn’t playing in the championship game, then this season isn’t getting off to a very good start, because the Hoosiers have, in November, already lost to someone they weren’t supposed to. Expecting this team’s true potential to be tested against Kansas, not Vandy or St. Johns. No excuses this year.

  • calbert40

    I agree. I actually was hoping we’d get Kansas or UCLA in the semis, because that would give us the opportunity for a “good win.” As it stands, unless we make the championship, our NCAA tourney resume will have someone in the “bad loss” column early. I think having a veteran backcourt will help early in the year, though. I have confidence!

  • Gregory Spera

    Clearly not expecting to have to sweat this season’s “NCAA tourney resume.” Should be a top four seed.

  • calbert40

    Oh, I don’t think we will be sweating the bubble. I’m talking about seeding. I think we are a top 4 seed as well, but every game counts when you are competing against those schools.

  • TomJameson

    Don’t underestimate Vandy, they are always dangerous. And WHEN IU gets to the championship game, they may be facing UNLV instead of Kansas … just saying. LOL

  • Outoftheloop

    Sounds “doable” for a top 15, potential Final Four Team!

  • Outoftheloop

    General Question: why tout the 2016 Recruiting Board but close out new comments? Sort of silly isn’t it? Also, how can Hester be a 3* at #125 for 247 Composite and Yakwe be a 4* at #126? That has to be an error!

  • hoosier93

    Well I don’t think Timmy is coming back for Wake this year. That should get us a win there. We need to hope for an upset in St. Johns over Vandy. Jones for Vandy is a good big man. We better hope that Bryant can give him everything he has as a freshman. They split the teams up quite oddly. I’d think they’d split up KU, IU, UCLA and UNLV up evenly. But it definitely “helps” us get to the championship game. I’d rather play UCLA to win. But Kansas would be a big win for the resume. And get to watch 2 frosh bigs go against each other in Bryant and Diallo. Going to be an interesting tourney I guess.

  • Bill Graham

    They are returning all 5 leading scorers. This should be a good wake up call for us.

  • Bill Graham

    Hey man. I happen to have the last comment on that board…and I believe i said something prophetic about a grad transfer big man… don’t say that and have Alex open the forum again and take my comment outoftheloop!

  • Bill Graham

    How are we supposed to guard Chris Paul???

  • hoosier93

    I have no clue.

  • Outoftheloop

    I forgot that it is all about “Bill Graham”! Consider my request officially withdrawn. If I ever make a post that is prescient, then please return the favor!

  • Bill Graham

    Thanks man greatly appreciated and obviously I was kidding.

  • Outoftheloop

    Bill, I did know that!