IU Basketball Announces Complete 2019-20 Schedule

The Indiana University men’s basketball program has announced the release of its complete 2019-20 schedule.

Below is the full announcement from the school:

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The Indiana University men’s basketball team has announced its 31-game regular season schedule.

The Hoosiers will play 19 games at Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall, 10 contests on the road and two neutral site matchups.  Starting times and television designations will be released at a later time.

The public will have their first opportunity to meet the 2019-20 team at Hoosier Hysteria Presented By Smithville (4 p.m., October 5).

The Hoosiers will play their first eight games at home beginning with Western Illinois (November 5).  This will be the fourth meeting between the two teams and first since 2006.  IU will play Portland State (November 9) and North Alabama (November 12) for the first time in school history.

IU will host a five-team multi-team event (MTE), the Indiana Challenge the rest of the month of November.  The Hoosiers will battle Troy (November 16), Princeton (November 20), Louisiana Tech (November 25) and South Dakota State (November 30).

IU has never played Troy or South Dakota State, but this will be the fifth meeting with Princeton and third matchup with Louisiana Tech.  IU last played both of those teams in 1996.

The Hoosiers will begin the month of December by hosting Florida State in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge (December 3).  This will be the fifth series matchup with IU holding a 4-0 in the series.

Conference play begins at Wisconsin (December 7) and continues at home against Nebraska (December 13).  In between, the Cream and Crimson will participate for the fourth time in the Jimmy V Classic (December 10) in Madison Square Garden and plays UConn.  This will be the 10th meeting between the two teams and first since 2013 when IU fell 59-58 in MSG to the future national champions.

IU will take on Notre Dame in the ninth Crossroads Classic at Bankers Life Fieldhouse (December 21).  The Hoosiers hold a 50-22 edge in the series, including a 3-1 ledger against the Irish in this event.

Following Christmas Break, Arkansas will visit Assembly Hall (December 29).  The two teams squared off twice last year with the Hogs winning 73-72 in Fayetteville and IU taking a 63-60 win in the NIT at home.

The final 18 games of the season will be conference games.

The team goes to Maryland (January 4) and will host the Terrapins on January 26.  IU hosts Ohio State (January 11) and visits Columbus (February 1).

The Hoosiers will play three of their conference one-play opponents in January when they host Northwestern (January 8), visit Rutgers on the road (January 15) and take on Michigan State at home on (January 23).  IU will travel to Nebraska (January 18) and visit Penn State (January 29) for their first battle of the season.  PSU will come to Assembly Hall (February 23).

The annual rivalry between IU and Purdue will take place in Bloomington (February 8) and in West Lafayette (February 27).

IU’s one-play opponents at home against Iowa (February 13) and at Michigan (February 16) and at Illinois (March 1).  The Hoosiers will play at Minnesota (February 19) and host the Gophers (March 4).  The Hoosiers will close the conference season with the team they opened it against, Wisconsin (March 7), on Sunday.

The Big Ten Tournament will be in Indianapolis (March 11-15).


2019-20 SCHEDULE

DATE                     DAY                        OPPONENT                                                          SITE                                        TIME                    TV

October 5             Saturday                Hoosier Hysteria                                               Bloomington, Indiana

October 20           Sunday                  Marquette                                                         closed-door scrimmage

October 29           Tuesday                 Gannon                                                             Bloomington, Indiana

November 5         Tuesday                 Western Illinois                                                 Bloomington, Indiana

November 9         Saturday                Portland State                                                   Bloomington, Indiana

November 12       Tuesday                 North Alabama                                                 Bloomington, Indiana

November 16       Saturday                Troy (Indiana Challenge)                                   Bloomington, Indiana

November 20       Wednesday            Princeton (Indiana Challenge)                          Bloomington, Indiana

November 25       Monday                  Louisiana Tech (Indiana Challenge)                  Bloomington, Indiana

November 30       Saturday                South Dakota State (Indiana Challenge)           Bloomington, Indiana

December 3          Tuesday                 Florida State (Big Ten/ACC Challenge)             Bloomington, Indiana

December 7          Saturday                at Wisconsin+                                                    Madison, Wisconsin

December 10        Tuesday                 UConn (Jimmy V Classic/MSG)                         New York, N.Y.

December 13        Friday                     Nebraska+                                                         Bloomington, Indiana

December 21        Saturday                Notre Dame (Crossroads Classic)                     Indianapolis, Indiana

December 29        Sunday                   Arkansas                                                            Bloomington, Indiana

January 4              Saturday                at Maryland+                                                     College Park,  Maryland

January 8              Wednesday            Northwestern+                                                  Bloomington, Indiana

January 11            Saturday                Ohio State+                                                       Bloomington Indiana

January 15            Wednesday            at Rutgers+                                                        Piscataway, N.J.

January 18            Saturday                at Nebraska+                                                     Lincoln, Nebraska

January 23            Thursday                Michigan State+                                                Bloomington, Indiana

January 26            Sunday                   Maryland+                                                         Bloomington, Indiana

January 29            Wednesday            at Penn State+                                                  University Park, Pa.

February 1            Saturday                at Ohio State+                                                   Columbus, Ohio

February 8            Saturday                Purdue+                                                             Bloomington, Indiana

February 13          Thursday                Iowa+                                                                Bloomington, Indiana

February 16          Sunday                   at Michigan                                                       Ann Arbor, Michigan

February 19          Wednesday            at Minnesota+                                                   Minneapolis, Minnesota

February 23          Sunday                   Penn State+                                                      Bloomington, Indiana

February 27          Thursday                at Purdue+                                                         West Lafayette, Indiana

March 1                Sunday                   at Illinois+                                                          Champaign, Illinois

March 4                Wednesday            Minnesota+                                                       Bloomington, Indiana

March  7               Saturday                Wisconsin                                                          Bloomington, Indiana

March 11-15         Wed-Sun                Big Ten Tournament                                         Indianapolis, Indiana