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Indiana basketball 2023-24 non-conference set, full schedule rounding into shape



With the final non-conference matchup set, the 2023-24 schedule is starting to round out for the Indiana basketball program. (Rich Janzaruk/Herald-Times-USA TODAY NETWORK)

When Mike Woodson accepted the head coaching position with the Indiana basketball program he wanted to get Indiana back on the national stage. Part of that was playing against the top teams in the country in high-profile non-conference matchups.

After a few years of lackluster non-conference schedules for the Hoosiers, Woodson has changed that and did so quickly.

Between setting up a home-and-home matchup with Kansas beginning last season to a neutral site game against Arizona. Now, the Empire Classic at Madison Square Garden and a neutral site game against Auburn this year … Woodson has put Indiana back on the national level.

“I think our non-conference schedule will prepare us for the toughness of the Big Ten,” Woodson said. “I am thrilled with the chance to return to Madison Square Garden and Atlanta for three great games against high-major opponents.”

Setup with four high-major opponents is a strong test. While none of the matchups are true road games, three of them will be neutral site settings.

In addition to the high-major games, Indiana also faces Harvard — a very formidable Ivy League opponent at a neutral site, albeit at Gainbridge Fieldhouse in Indianapolis.

“Playing in Indianapolis is always a priority for us, and we are excited for the matchup with a well-coached Harvard squad,” Woodson added. “I know our fans cannot wait to see Kansas at Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall. It should be a great battle between two of the most historically significant programs in the country.”

Indiana has made it to back-to-back NCAA Tournaments for the first time since the 2014-15 / 15-16 seasons.

“My thing is I take a season one game at a time, one practice at a time,” Woodson added. “Yes, we’ve got goals. I can’t say this loud enough, guys: I came back here to win Big Ten titles and a national title. That’s all I want.

“I’m not going to push the team in any other direction. If they’re scared of that challenge, then they shouldn’t be here. That’s kind of how I look at it.”

Indiana’s ‘unofficial’ start of the season is Hoosier Hysteria on Homecoming Weekend, Friday, Oct. 20.

Below is a look at Indiana’s schedule, both out-of-conference and Big Ten matchups.

Indiana basketball 2023-24 Non-Conference Opponents

Oct. 29 – vs Indianapolis (Bloomington – Exhibition)

Nov. 3 – vs Marian (Bloomington – Exhibition)

Nov. 7 – vs Florida Gulf Coast (Bloomington)

Nov. 12 – vs Army (Bloomington)

Nov. 16 – vs Wright State (Bloomington)

Nov. 19-20 – vs Empire Classic at Madison Square Garden (Matchups TBD – UConn, Louisville, Texas)

Nov. 19-20 – vs Empire Classic at Madison Square Garden (Matchups TBD – UConn, Louisville, Texas)

Nov. 26 – vs Harvard at Gainbridge Fieldhouse

Dec. 9 – vs Auburn at State Farm Arena (Atlanta)

Dec. 16 – vs Kansas (Bloomington)

Dec. 19 – vs Morehead State (Bloomington)

Dec. 21 – vs North Alabama (Bloomington)

Dec. 29 – vs Kennesaw State (Bloomington)

*Back-to-back games at the Empire Classic

Also: Quick Hits: Takeaways from Indiana basketball Big Ten matchup release in 2023-24

Indiana basketball 2023-24 Big Ten Conference Opponents

Home and Away





Ohio State

Penn State


Home Only


Michigan State


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