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Report: IU basketball to host Kennesaw State as part of 2022-23 nonconference schedule

We are in the heart of leaking the non-conference schedule season, and IU basketball’s first low/mid-major for the 2022-23 campaign surfaced on Friday morning.

According to college basketball analyst Rocco Miller, Indiana will host Kennesaw State on Dec. 23 at Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall in Bloomington.

The game will mark the third meeting between the programs, with the prior two meetings coming during the Tom Crean era.  Indiana won 90-66 in 2013, and 99-72 in 2015.  Both prior contests were also played in Bloomington.

A member of the Atlantic Sun Conference, the Owls finished the 2021-22 season with a 13-18 record.  The Kennesaw, Ga. program was ranked No. 223 nationally to close the season according to, with the No. 144 offense and No. 288 defense.

Following arguably the best season in its Division I history, Kennesaw State men’s basketball head coach Amir Abdur-Rahim signed a four-year contract extension this week.

The Owls’ 13 total wins on the season surpassed their combined win total from the previous three seasons (12). KSU went 7-9 in the ASUN under Abdur-Rahim this season, which clinched the Owls a fourth-place finish in the East Division and earned the team their first home postseason contest in its Division I history, an eventual 82-73 victory over Eastern Kentucky in the ASUN first round.

Kennesaw State is expected to return all five starters from the 2021-22 season.

Coincidentally, Abdur-Rahim came to Kennesaw State after a year-long stint as an assistant at Georgia under Tom Crean.  His older brother Shareef who was a 13-year NBA veteran and is now the President of the NBA’s G-League.

Indiana University President Pam Whitten came to Bloomington from Kennesaw State last year.

For a complete look at what is known about the 2022-23 schedule, GO HERE.

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