IU to host Franklin College in exhibition game

  • 09/21/2010 2:44 pm in

Per IU Media Relations:

Indiana University men’s basketball coach Tom Crean has announced that the Hoosiers will play their first exhibition game of the season at 7 p.m. on November 3 against nearby Franklin College. The game will be shown on Bigtennetwork.com.

“I think the more you can involve institutions from the area during the exhibition season, the stronger it makes both programs,” said Crean. “We appreciate the efforts of Coach (Kerry) Prather and assistant coach Adam Martin (Bloomington South graduate), and are excited to have them on the schedule.”

The two teams will meet for the first time since the 1935-36 season. IU holds a 7-0 advantage in a series which began on January 8, 1916. The contest will mark the Grizzlies’ first exhibition game with a modern NCAA Division I level program.

“We are very appreciative of Coach Crean’s generous invitation, and I applaud the fact that he has gone out of his way since coming to Indiana to engage the local small colleges to this extent. He is a class act building a solid program, and I am confident he is the right man to return IU basketball to a level of perennial national success. I’m a big fan of the work he is doing with the Hoosiers,” Prather said.

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