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Report: IU basketball to play Auburn as part of 2023-24 non-conference schedule

A fourth non-conference high major opponent for Indiana’s 2023-24 schedule has surfaced.

According to a report by Jon Rothstein, IU is planning to face Auburn in Atlanta this December.

The Daily Hoosier has learned the teams do intend to play, but the final terms have not been finalized.  The game could be on Dec. 9, the same weekend IU played Arizona last season, but that has not been confirmed.

The game will be a homecoming for many in the program.  IU coach Mike Woodson led the Atlanta Hawks from 2004 to 2010.  Assistant coach Yasir Rosemond is from Atlanta, and the staff heavily recruits the state of Georgia.  IU players Kaleb Banks and Jakai Newton are from the Atlanta area.

Auburn was 21-13 last year under head coach Bruce Pearl, who is entering his tenth season with the SEC program.  He led the Tigers to the NCAA Tournament each of the last two years, and the Final Four in 2019.

The Tigers finished the 2022-23 season ranked No. 32 according to KenPom, two spots below IU.

IU and Auburn have only met once before — a 107-90 Hoosiers win in Indianapolis in March, 1987.  That was a round of 32 win for Indiana that led to their 1987 national title.

Indiana will also play Kansas and two of UConn, Louisville and Texas as part of their 2023-24 non-conference schedule.

Overall, 25 of IU’s 31 opponents for next season have been announced, including all 20 Big Ten games and now five non-conference foes. For all of Indiana’s known future opponents, GO HERE:

(you can also find this regularly updated on the IU basketball drop down menu)

Indiana basketball future schedules: 2023-24 and beyond

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