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Indiana basketball releases full 2023-24 Big Ten schedule



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The full 2023-24 schedule for the Indiana basketball program has been released. (Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports)

The Indiana basketball program now knows its 2023-24 Big Ten schedule.

On Tuesday, the Big Ten officially released the entire league schedule. Tipoff times and television designations will be announced at a later date.

Indiana will open the 20-game league slate on Dec. 1 against Maryland. Indiana plays Purdue, Maryland, Minnesota, Nebraska, Ohio State, Penn State and Wisconsin twice during the regular season. It plays Iowa, Michigan State and Northwestern at home and Illinois, Michigan and Rutgers on the road.

Indiana will play Maryland and Michigan to open conference play in December. That is in the middle of a seven-game stretch where the Hoosiers will play six high-major opponents. That includes the Empire Classic against UConn and then either Louisville or Texas, Auburn in Atlanta and then Kansas on Dec. 16 at Assembly Hall.

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

“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.”

Indiana made it to the Round of 32 before a loss to Miami (Fla.) last season.

“My thing is I take a season one game at a time, one practice at a time,” Woodson said last year. “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 the full schedule for Indiana basketball:

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 UConn (Empire Classic at Madison Square Garden)

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

Nov. 26 – vs Harvard at Gainbridge Fieldhouse (Indianapolis)

Dec. 1 – vs Maryland

Dec. 5 – @ Michigan

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

Dec. 16 – vs Kansas

Dec. 19 – vs Morehead State

Dec. 21 – vs North Alabama

Dec. 29 – vs Kennesaw State

Jan. 3 – @ Nebraska

Jan. 6 – vs Ohio State

Jan. 9 – @ Rutgers

Jan. 12 – vs Minnesota

Jan. 16 – vs Purdue

Jan. 19 – @ Wisconsin

Jan. 27 – @ Illinois

Jan. 30 – vs Iowa

Feb. 3 – vs Penn State

Feb. 6 – @ Ohio State

Feb. 10 – @ Purdue

Feb. 18 – vs Northwestern

Feb. 21 – vs Nebraska

Feb. 24 – @ Penn State

Feb. 27 – vs Wisconsin

Mar. 3 – @ Maryland

Mar. 6 – @ Minnesota

Mar. 10 – vs Michigan State (Senior Night)

Below is the full release from Indiana basketball:

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – The Big Ten Conference announced the 2023-24 men’s basketball schedule on Tuesday afternoon. Indiana will open the 20-game league slate on Dec. 1 against Maryland.

Tipoff times and television designations will be announced at a later date.

Indiana will play Purdue, Maryland, Minnesota, Nebraska, Ohio State, Penn State, and Wisconsin twice during the regular season, while playing Iowa, Michigan State, and Northwestern in front of the home crowd at Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall, and Illinois, Michigan, and Rutgers on the road.

The first two games of the conference schedule, against Maryland and at Michigan (Dec. 5), will take place during a stretch in which Indiana plays six of seven games against high-major opponents. The month-long stretch features non-conference matchups in the Empire Classic on Nov. 19 and 20, a Holiday Hoopsgiving tilt with Auburn on Dec. 9, and a return game against Kansas on Dec. 16.

Big Ten play will resume with eight January games beginning with a road matchup against Nebraska (Jan. 3). Indiana will then play three of the next four games at home with games against Ohio State (Jan. 6), Minnesota (Jan. 12), and Purdue (Jan. 16). The lone road game in that stretch comes at Rutgers (Jan. 9). Indiana will hit the road for consecutive games against Wisconsin (Jan. 19) and Illinois (Jan. 27). The month will conclude with a home tilt against Iowa (Jan. 30).

February will feature league games at Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall against Penn State (Feb. 3), Northwestern (Feb. 18), Nebraska (Feb. 21), and Wisconsin (Feb. 27). The Hoosiers will be on the road against Ohio State (Feb. 6), Purdue (Feb. 10), and Penn State (Feb. 24).

The Hoosiers will play three games in the month of March to close out the regular season, beginning with a two-game road trip at Maryland (March 3) and at Minnesota (March 6). IU finishes the regular season at home against Michigan State (March 10).

The 2024 Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament will begin with first-round games on March 13. Teams earning a single bye will begin play on March 14, while double-bye programs will kick off the quarterfinal round on March 15. The Big Ten Tournament champion will be crowned on March 17. All 13 games of the tournament will be played at the Target Center in Minneapolis.

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

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