Indiana pulls out of 2017 2K Sports Classic

  • 03/04/2017 10:39 am in

Indiana will not play in the 2017 2K Sports Classic at Madison Square Garden as originally planned, the program confirmed on Saturday morning.

The news was first reported by Jon Rothstein.

“We had scheduling conflicts,” an Indiana spokesperson said. “And are making adjustments as the schedule is still a work in progress.”

The 2K Sports Classic, which also features two preliminary games on campus, is scheduled for November 16 and 17.

The Hoosiers will be replaced in the four-team event by Saint Louis, according to Rothstein. The other participating teams are Virginia Tech, Providence and Washington.

Confirmed non-conference games for Indiana next season include at Louisville on Dec. 9 and Notre Dame in the Crossroads Classic at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on Dec. 16.

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  • Aaron

    You guys need to do a little more checking on this. “Scheduling conflict” sounds a bit weird and how did it just happen now? What is going on that week that IU already committed to? It sounds like again Crean is trying to make the easiest schedule possible which has been an issue throughout his tenure. Are we replacing these games with someone else or leaving just Louisville, Notre Dame Big East and ACC Games as big games? We have always participated in at least our own tourney so if this creates a decent match up at home like we did with Butler or SMU I am all in favor but if it’s simply to replace these 2 MSG games with 2 more cupcakes all of Thanksgiving IU has some explaining to do.

    As reporters this is a bad story on the surface and needs more questions answered. Please figure out the true story behind this

  • Fifer39

    Wasn’t figuring to be the strongest field was it? Just as much chance withdrawing was about strengthening the schedule in my view.

  • bball at nick’s

    What I’m reading is we have a new coach coming in and are keeping things open for him to decide.

  • Aaron

    Definitely not a good field but these games would be better than 2 home cupcakes. Like I said if we are replacing it with something better (especially a home game) I like it. If its to add more cupcake games I hate it. I am waiting to this and then I’ll decide how I feel.

  • Aaron

    Could be. If it’s for a new coach hopefully like I said if we are replacing it with something better (especially a
    home game). If its to add more cupcake games I hate it. I am
    waiting to this and then I’ll decide how I feel.

  • Hoosier Hall

    Making room for McDonalds training academy? Or maybe Mississippi Southeast Baptist Church rec team? This doesn’t look good on the surface.

  • Arch Puddington

    This is a basketball website, not the Washington Post. This story is about a scheduling change, not Watergate.

  • vicbert caladipo

    Must have been Washington’s #1 recruiting class that scared off CTC’s over 50th ranked class.

  • Arch Puddington

    It looks fine both on the surface and deeper down. This is not a meaningful event, and the other teams are not premier teams. I know it’s fun to immediately react with hostility to anything and everything associated with CTC, but come on. They have made a scheduling change, not shared secrets with the Russians.

  • Arch Puddington

    Some of the responses to a very ordinary event have been silly. Neither this tournament nor any of the other teams in it have any value to IU at all. The fact that we were replaced by St. Louis makes the point nicely. Clearly, though, there is a reflexive hostility towards CTC at this point that causes some to get upset even at things that aren’t things.

  • vicbert caladipo

    This may be the first time I don’t agree with you Arch. These are perfect teams to be playing. I have often thought instead of playing 6-8 kenpom over 250 teams, how about replacing a few of those with mediocre teams from strong conferences to at least get our RPI up? Personally I think Coach is scared he’ll lose which todays team would most likely lose to all 3. Washington has the #1 rated recruiting class coming in. Va tech has knocked off some good ACC teams and Providence is no slouch either. Feel free to correct me if I’m wrong. but I’d be willing to bet you a dozen donuts these games are replaced with more cupcakes.

  • vicbert caladipo

    Hey IU Lore…..what have you done with ARCH? Please can we have him back?

  • Corey Dunigan

    the Post wishes it put out this quality

  • Arch Puddington

    Sorry, Vic, we’ll just have to disagree on this one. I’m not saying there was anything wrong with playing these teams or participating in this event, just that the hostility and accusation with which some have reacted to dropping out is totally unwarranted. And by “unwarranted” I mean not only the hostility itself, but the totally baseless speculation that goes along with it. You think CTC did this because he is afraid of Washington, a team that is coming off a 9-18 season (2-13 in conference) and has not made the NCAA tournament in 6 years. Hoosier Hall thinks it is so we can replace a couple of respectable opponents with cupcakes even though this year we had 4 top teams on our schedule and would have had Kentucky if they were willing to play us. Others have speculated that Fred Glass did it in anticipation of a coaching change even though at this point there is no evidence that such a change is coming. Even if Glass IS preparing to change coaches, there would be no reason for him to back out of a middle-of-the-road tournament. There just isn’t that much at stake either way.

    It’s all great fun, and everyone is entitled to speculate, but I am just not there. I think it’s time for Crean to go because I do not believe he has the ability to keep us competitive at the level we all desire. But I do not feel contempt or hostility towards him, and I do not share the impulse to denounce everything he does that is on display in parts of this discussion.

  • aHoopandaPrayer

    This is a news report. If you’re looking for speculation, check out the forum.

  • vicbert caladipo

    25 points in 5 minutes?? Where has that been?

  • BC

    Here comes the part of the game where 1 coach makes in game adjustments and 1 doesn’t.

  • vicbert caladipo

    17 point lead and POOF…gone. That’s our 2016-17 Hoosiers.

  • AndyCapp

    And they pull out a win… whew! That HASN’T been our 2016-17 Hoosiers but I will DEF take it! Good job boys and (even) coach!

  • Fifer39

    Yeh, my initial reaction was that, if anything, this might say more about recruiting rather than scheduling.

  • IULore

    I gave you an upvote

  • IULore

    Nice one!

  • IULore

    Seems like he didn’t immediately pull a chicken little, lol.

  • Ole Man

    I’m sure you’re a Breibart fan. A lover of alt facts.

  • AndyCapp

    We’ve given each OTHER upvotes the past two days. I knew we could be civil to each other. We both love our Hoosiers, just usually come at it from opposing views

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