As reported last August, Indiana and Louisville will play in the Jimmy V Classic at Madison Square Garden next December.
Earlier today, ESPN announced further details about the event, including television coverage, an approximate tip time and the second game that will be a part of the doubleheader.
Here are the full details, via an ESPN press release:
Four historic college basketball programs — Indiana, Louisville, Maryland and Villanova – will participate in the 20th annual Jimmy V Men’s Basketball Classic doubleheader on Tuesday, Dec. 9. ESPN will televise both games from New York City’s famed Madison Square Garden, beginning with Villanova vs. Maryland at 7 p.m. ET followed by Indiana vs. Louisville at 9 p.m.
The early-season event will conclude the eighth annual Jimmy V Week, a weeklong initiative across multiple ESPN platforms and programs featuring special content to help raise funds for cancer research. In seven years, Jimmy V Week has generated $8,246,000 in total contributions for The V Foundation for Cancer Research, including a record-setting number of $1,827,000 in 2014.
When the Big Ten men’s basketball tournament tips off next March at the United Center in Chicago, the event will span five days and add two games.
The extra day and extra games are necessary to accommodate Maryland and Rutgers, who will officially join the conference on July 1.
Big Ten Senior Associate Commissioner for Television Mark Rudner told Inside the Hall on Thursday afternoon that the conference tournament will now begin on Wednesday with two games.
From there, the tournament will follow its current format: four games on Thursday, four quarterfinals on Friday, two semifinals on Saturday and the championship game on Sunday.
Rudner said the league has not decided on how seeding will work for the expanded tournament.
“We haven’t determined the times, we haven’t determined the seeding,” Rudner said. “All we know is that we go from 11 games to 13 games.”
SMU, which was left out of the 2014 NCAA tournament despite a 23-9 record, will be one of Indiana’s non-conference home opponents next season at Assembly Hall.
Mustangs coach Larry Brown said this morning on ESPN Radio’s Mike & Mike that non-conference scheduling for his program has been a challenge as many of the top programs in Texas refuse to come play at Moody Coliseum.
The non-conference schedule for the Mustangs is being cited as a major reason they were left out of this year’s tournament.
“Next year we’re going to Indiana, we’ve got Arkansas,” Brown said this morning. “We’re going to beef it up as best we can.”
The Big Ten announced its 2014-15 men’s basketball schedule this afternoon.
Indiana will play Michigan State, Maryland, Ohio State, Purdue and Rutgers twice next season.
The Hoosiers will host Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota and Penn State for single plays and travel to Illinois, Nebraska, Northwestern and Wisconsin for single plays.
The full 2014-15 Big Ten Basketball schedule is available after the jump.
Indiana’s game with Iowa that was originally scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 18, but had to be postponed due to a metal panel falling into the seats at Assembly Hall, will be played on Thursday., Feb. 27 at 9 p.m. at Assembly Hall.
Here’s the full release from the Big Ten:
ROSEMONT, Ill. – The Big Ten Conference announced that the Iowa at Indiana men’s basketball game, originally scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 18, has been rescheduled for Thursday, Feb. 27. The game will tip at 9 p.m. ET and be broadcast by ESPN.
In addition, the Purdue at Iowa men’s basketball contest originally scheduled for Saturday, March 1, will move to Sunday, March 2 at 2 p.m. ET, and air on BTN. The Ohio State at Minnesota women’s basketball game on March 2 will now appear on the Big Ten Digital Network (BTDN) beginning at 2 p.m. ET.
In June at the IU Tailgate Tour stop at Huber Farms in Starlight, Ind., Tom Crean mentioned the possibility of a future meeting with Louisville in the Jimmy V Classic in New York.
And in August, we learned that the Hoosiers had signed on to play in the 2014 version of the event.
At the time, Louisville’s senior associate athletic director, Kenny Klein, said a report by The Indianapolis Star that the Cardinals would participate in the event was “premature.”
Earlier today in a press conference, Louisville coach Rick Pitino confirmed that his team will indeed play Indiana in the 2014 Jimmy V Classic, which is set to take place on Dec. 9 at Madison Square Garden.
It will be the third straight season for the Hoosiers to play a game in the New York area.
In 2012-2013, the Hoosiers beat Georgia and Georgetown in the Legends Classic at the Barclays Center. This season, IU beat Washington and lost to Connecticut at Madison Square Garden. And next winter, Indiana and Louisville will meet for the first time since 2003.
Indiana will also play a neutral court game next season against Butler on Dec. 20 in the Crossroads Classic at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.
Indiana will play in the 2015 Maui Invitational, tournament chairman Dave Odom announced today.
It will be the first appearance in the event for Indiana since 2008, when the Hoosiers finished the trip to Maui 1-2 in Tom Crean’s first season in Bloomington.
Indiana is 9-6 all-time in the event with one title (2002).
Joining the Hoosiers in the 2015 field will be Chaminade, Kansas, St. John’s, UCLA, UNLV, Vanderbilt and Wake Forest.
Here’s the full release with more details:
The EA SPORTS™ Maui Invitational® today announced the Championship Round field for the 2015 Tournament. The loaded field joining Chaminade at the Lahaina Civic Center will include Indiana, Kansas, St. John’s, UCLA, UNLV, Vanderbilt and Wake Forest. The Championship Round will be held Nov. 23, 24 and 25, 2015 on the beautiful island of Maui.
This outstanding group includes four of the top-10 winningest programs in NCAA Division 1 men’s basketball history – Kansas, St. John’s, UCLA and Indiana. Led by UCLA’s NCAA-record 11 national championships, the seven Division I schools have won 19 national championships, made 47 trips to the Final Four and earned 206 bids to the NCAA Tournament.