Wednesday, August 16, 2017 5:10 pm
Hoosiers release full 2017-18 schedule
CHRIS GOFF | The Journal Gazette
Four opponents ranked in early preseason college basketball polls headline Archie Miller's first schedule as Indiana coach.
“I think we have a challenging schedule that gives us a lot of opportunities to become a better team,” Miller said in a statement issued Wednesday by IU. “Scheduling is the second-most important thing we do besides recruiting.
"Our goal is to create a schedule that has our fans excited. We have the No. 1 team in the country (Duke) playing their only road game prior to conference play in our building and that speaks for itself, but with the two exhibitions and games against Indiana State and Fort Wayne, I’d expect there would be great interest in visiting Assembly Hall this year.”
The Mastodons come to Bloomington on Dec. 18, completing the teams' three-game series that took a stunning turn last year when the Hoosiers were upset at Memorial Coliseum.
IU will hold Hoosier Hysteria on Oct. 21 and play two exhibition games, both at home, Oct. 28 against Marian and Nov. 5 against Indianapolis.
Here's a quick look at the rest of IU's 2017-18 schedule that was released on Wednesday:
November 10 vs. Indiana State
November 12 vs. Howard
November 15 at Seton Hall
November 19 vs. South Florida
November 22 vs. Arkansas State
November 24 vs. Eastern Michigan
November 29 vs. Duke
December 2 at Michigan
December 4 vs. Iowa
December 9 at Louisville
December 16 vs. Notre Dame in Indianapolis
December 21 vs. Tennessee Tech
December 29 vs. Youngstown State
January 2 at Wisconsin
January 6 at Minnesota
January 9 vs. Penn State
January 14 vs. Northwestern
January 19 at Michigan State
January 22 vs. Maryland
January 24 at Illinois
January 28 vs. Purdue
January 30 at Ohio State
February 3 vs. Michigan State
February 5 at Rutgers
February 9 vs. Minnesota
February 14 vs. Illinois
February 17 at Iowa
February 20 at Nebraska
February 23 vs. Ohio State
Big Ten play features two games in December because the conference tournament will be held at Madison Square Garden in New York City, and the venue needed to be available a week earlier. The league tournament runs Feb. 28 to March 4.