Indiana Hoosiers Basketball Schedule
Historically there are few if any college basketball programs in the country
more successful or important to the sport than the Indiana Hoosiers. The university has won five National Championships, placing
it in third place and the school is also in the top ten as far as NCAA Tournament invitations and Final Fours as well as having
the 11th most overall victories. The proud tradition is not lost on Hoosiers fans, who pack Assembly Hall in Bloomington for
every home game and make it one of the most exciting venues in the country. The Hoosiers will be looking to bounce back from
a disappointing 2013-2014 season this year and with head coach Tom Crean calling the plays fans can expect Indiana to make
a return to the NCAA Tournament in March. The Big Ten has proven to be one of the most formidable conferences in college hoops
and the Hoosiers will once again face a daunting schedule but a strong core of returning players should be up to the task.
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This season Maryland
and Rutgers will be joining what was already a deep Big Ten conference and Indiana will be looking for support from their
fans during all of their games at Assembly Hall. The Hoosiers will have their hands full when the Wisconsin Badgers come to
town. The Badgers are coming off of an impressive Final Four run and return many of their starters so if the Hoosiers can
take down Wisconsin that would go a long way to making a move up the Big Ten standings as well as improving their resume for
the Tournament in March. Another tough Big Ten foe is the Michigan State Spartans who year after year prove to be among the
top teams in the country. Assembly Hall will be overflowing with big time match ups with the likes of Michigan, Maryland,
Iowa, Ohio State, and more coming to town to take on the Hoosiers. Be sure to take note of all the great games this season
and buy tickets from StubHub to support Indiana.
For many simply donning the Indiana crimson
and cream is a dream come true and the players lucky and skilled enough to make it onto the court to represent the Hoosiers
take pride in that fact and leave it all on the court every game. Coach Tom Crean has led a renaissance of Indiana basketball
since coming to the university and it appears the the 2014-2015 could reap the benefits of all his hard work. Leading scorer
Yogi Ferrell returns to the team and will be looking to improve upon a season that saw him average more than 17 points, 3
rebounds, and nearly 4 assists per game. The Hoosiers will be looking to get contributions from top ranked recruit Noah Vonieh,
a 6'8 power forward who comes to Bloomington as one of the most highly regarded freshmen in the country. The future is definitely
bright for the Hoosiers and you will want to be there from opening tip as Indiana aims to make this season one to remember.
Indiana Hoosiers Basketball Conference
The Big Ten has long had a reputation as a powerhouse football conference,
but basketball has also always been a big deal in the conference lately many of the schools have proven themselves as contenders
on the national level. Perennial powerhouses Michigan, Michigan State, and Indiana always are solid competition and with the
recent development of programs like Michigan, Ohio State, and Illinois, the conference is only getting tougher. Altogether
the Big Ten has combined for ten National Championships with Indiana accounting for five. Each year since 1978 the Big Ten
has been the conference with the highest attendance in all of college basketball. Playing such a hard regular season schedule
each year leaves the teams from the Big Ten who are selected for the Tournament ready to take on any college in the country
and allows for even some of the lower seeds to pull off big time upsets. When it comes to college sports there is arguably
no conference that is historically better or more dominant than the Big 10.
is an experience like no other. Featuring some of the best student athletes in the world along with some of the most passionate
fans in all of sports, the games have an atmosphere that is unrivaled. When you set foot into Assembly Hall for an Indiana
Hoosiers home basketball game this will all be clear. As the teams set up for opening tip off the fans stand up and vociferously
cheer for their alma mater and hometown favorites. The game continues full of back and forth action, big time shots, and clutch
defensive stops. Before you know it the clock is winding down in the second half and the two sides are wrapped up in yet another
tight contest. Your palms get sweaty with each trip down the floor and each time a player from your favorite team lets loose
a shot you hold your breath until the ball tickles the twine. This continues until the final buzzer when the Hoosier' side
erupts after another big win and their fans flow out of the arena in jubilation.
Indiana is the
most recent school to go through the entire college basketball season undefeated, a feat which they accomplished during the
1975-1976 season that concluded with a National Championship after defeating Michigan 86-68 in the final. Iconic basketball
coach Bob Knight coached the Hoosiers for 29 seasons and chalked up at least 20 wins during 22 of those seasons, along with
24 NCAA Tournament invitations and three National Championships. Bob Knight left Indiana with an astonishing.735 winning percentage
and a 662-239 overall record. The first Hoosiers basketball team played in the 1900-1901 season and only took part in 5 games,
going 1-4. They lost their first game, a road game in Indianapolis against Butler, 20-17. The history of Indiana basketball
and the passion of its fans is well documented and the program was recently ranked the third most valuable college program
in the country.