Thursday Notebook: Big Ten schedule release, OG in Bloomington, more

  • 08/16/2018 8:26 am in

According to BTN’s television schedule for next week, we’ll soon know the 2018-2019 Big Ten men’s basketball schedule.

On Tuesday, August 21, BTN will air “B1G Basketball & Beyond: Schedule Release Edition” at 3 p.m. ET.┬áLast year, the Big Ten schedule was released on Wednesday, August 16 on BTN.

The Big Ten is moving to a 20-game schedule this season for the first time and is once again expected to play conference games in early December.

Indiana’s Big Ten opponents for the upcoming season are as follows:

Home: Nebraska, Ohio State, Wisconsin
Away: Maryland, Minnesota, Penn State
Home/Away: Illinois, Iowa, Michigan, Michigan State, Northwestern, Purdue, Rutgers

Anunoby returns to Bloomington

As he prepares for his second season in the NBA with the Toronto Raptors, former IU forward OG Anunoby returned to Bloomington this week.

IU’s various social media accounts posted photos of Anunoby working out in Cook Hall on Wednesday.

Anunoby started 62 of the 74 games he appeared in for the Raptors last season and averaged 5.9 points and 2.5 rebounds in 20 minutes per game.

ESPN.com releases early Big Ten power rankings

ESPN.com released its first Big Ten power rankings for the 2018-19 season and the World Wide Leader is projecting just a seventh place finish from Indiana.

The top six Big Ten teams, according to ESPN.com, are Michigan State, Michigan, Maryland, Purdue, Nebraska and Wisconsin.

ESPN also listed Romeo Langford as one of five Big Ten players to watch:

The Big Ten’s most likely (and maybe only) one-and-done prospect speeds up the timeline for what’s expected from second-year coach Archie Miller at Indiana. Langford is a smooth, lengthy guard who should give the Hoosiers a scoring threat no matter where he is on the floor.

He is the type of talent who can dominate any given game, and folks in Bloomington would be wise to enjoy watching him while they have the chance.

Happ, Edwards earn preseason honors

The Big Ten is represented with two players on the Blue Ribbon College Basketball Yearbook preseason All-American team.

Purdue’s Carsen Edwards and Wisconsin’s Ethan Happ join Duke’s R.J. Barrett, Gonzaga’s Rui Hachimura and North Carolina’s Luke Maye on the publication’s preseason All-American team.

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