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2K Sports Classic regional games announced

Earlier today The Gazelle Group released final details of the
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Sports Classic that culminates with Indiana, Washington,
Connecticut and Boston College converging in New York at Madison Square
Garden for games on November 21-22.
As part of the event, Indiana will host the "Bloomington Regional
Round" beginning with a Tuesday, November 12th game against Stony
Brook. Then on Sunday, November 17th, LIU-Brooklyn will come to
Assembly Hall as part of the Bloomington Regional.
No matter what happens in the regional rounds, Indiana will face
Washington in New York at Madison Square Garden on Thursday, November
21. That will be the second of two games, tipping about a half hour
after the 7 p.m. ET game between Connecticut and Boston College. Both
games will be broadcast by ESPN2.
The following night the winners and losers will meet on the same floor.
The consolation game will be played at 5 p.m. ET and shown on ESPNU and
soon after that game the championship game will be shown that Friday
night at approximately 7:30 p.m. on ESPN2.
Indiana has yet to release its non-conference schedule and the Big Ten
has yet to release the conference schedule. The league did announce the
teams that schools will play only once (
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plays), and the Hoosiers are set to only host Ohio State and Iowa,
and only travel to Purdue and Minnesota.
Other schools have released schedule details and adding that to other
news reports and event press releases, here is how the Indiana men's basketball non-conference campaign is
beginning to shake out:
November 12:  LIU Brooklyn
in 2K Sports Classic at Indiana (
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release)
November 17: Stony Brook in 2K
Sports Classic at Indiana
November 21: vs. Washington at
Madison Square Garden in 2K Sports Classic, 9:30 p.m. ET approximate
tip-off (ESPN2)
November 22: vs. Connecticut
or Boston College at Madison
Square Garden in 2K Classic (ESPN2 or ESPNU)
December 3: at Syracuse in Big
Ten/ACC Challenge
December 7: North Florida
December 10: Oakland
December 14: vs. Notre Dame in
Crossroads Classic at Bankers Life
December 20: vs. Nicholls State
(per
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December 22: Kennesaw State
(per
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TBA: Evansville (per news
reports, to finish 3-game series)
That's 11 games, two games short of the 13 non-conference games that
Indiana has played the last few season. So likely a couple more games
to come to light.
Here's a non-conference schedule breakdown by home, road and neutral
sites:
Home: LIU Brooklyn, Stony
Brook, North Florida, Oakland, Nicholls State, Kennesaw State,
Evansville
Road: Syracuse
Neutral: Washington, UConn or
BC, Notre Dame
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