Pitino confirms game with Indiana in Jimmy V Classic

  • 12/03/2013 2:32 pm in

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.

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  • Gregory Spera

    Now we’re talkin’! Very cool.

  • It’ll likely be the Big Ten-ACC Challenge game.

  • Miamihoosier

    I think it’s a pretty safe bet we host Duke next year the Big Ten/ACC challenge…not a bad line up to kick off a championship season…

  • Sam

    It’ll be Duke…hopefully

  • Alford Bailey

    This should be a home and home every year as should UK.

  • PDXHoosier

    This is great news! big name matchup in MSG is awesome. I wouldn’t mind adding a game in a dome, as well

  • Movementarian

    Great news, and hopefully this will strike up a yearly matchup with the best basketball program in the State of Kentucky.

  • Bleeding Crimson

    Remember all of the posters talking about our weak our pre-season play was over the last few years? Keeping in mind that all schools do the same thing. CTC knew it would take some time before he had his team in place before he started to have a more difficult schedule before B1G play…as he should. Add the fact that Coach Slim of pUKe turned us down. CTC also tried to get other high profile teams to play us but we were just not there yet…you can’t dance unless you have 20+ wins. Add to the fact that the B1G has been strong for several years. Now he has had time to assemble & prepare his teams to be able to compete so we could have a chance at post-season play with the elite teams.
    Now you will start getting your wish…Enjoy the ride…hopefully the pUKe series will come back.

  • PDXHoosier

    I’m partial to the Hilltoppers

  • Bleeding Crimson

    Who? Louisville? Just a joke. I live right across the river from L’ville and have to listen to both of the BS from both programs….not only from fans but the local news media. When I listen to the news and the sports segment comes on its always pUKe and Smellville and then IU might get a small segment toward the end, if at all. They forget that 1/3 of their audience is in Indiana….just gets old.

  • Movementarian

    Can’t forget the Racers.

  • Movementarian

    I’m sure it must get old hearing the media in Louisville, Kentucky talk about Louisville and Kentucky.

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  • drewheck

    Should be playing them every year

  • drewheck

    Hopefully ucla

  • Bleeding Crimson

    Remember the last two times L’ville won the NCAA IU won the very next year?
    UL1980…IU1981 then UL1986…IU1987….UL 2003………just saying.

  • colinbb10

    people had every right to be upset with the way we have scheduled OOC home games. There are bad teams and then there are really really bad teams who do absolutely nothing to help your resume. It’s about gaming the RPI and we fail to do it. Glass is not savvy at it. Look at the way he scheduled for our football program. Why the heck were we playing Missouri AND Navy this year? Replace one of those offensive juggernauts (the exact type of teams we should not be playing with our traditionally awful defenses) with a bad FBS program and we are in a bowl game and the young players on the team get the benefit of another month of practice. Glass is a young AD so he’ll learn his lesson

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  • Bleeding Crimson

    Keep in mind that after the B1G schedule is set then it is depended on Head coaches, athletic directors, the athletic department, school activities, TV partners all come into play…not just the AD.

  • hoosier1158

    I live in Clarksville, i feel your pain! I have more than had my fill of the greatest recruiting class in the history of b-ball. So what, they will all bail out next year.

  • InTheMtns

    I believe he meant 2013 – just a typo. Although, it is spooky that he mis-typed 2003 on this particular day because the championship in 2003 was won by Syracuse (boo, Syracuse).

  • hersheyisabear

    Are you all going to get a ring tonight if you all beat Cuse?

  • PayPal cal

    Didn’t uk give out final 8 rings one year troll??

  • CreamandCrimson

    I think next season’s “marquee” non-conference opponent will be an ACC team from the “ACC/Big Ten Challenge” (please not Syracuse!). I hope this neutral site game can be the start of a home-and-home with Louisville. That would be a great series in my opinion.

  • NotTheRealSteveEyl

    Good news, but I wish it was home and home. That time we beat Kansas in the hall way back in the 90’s or the WatShot would not have been the same in a 2/3 full MSG.