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IU basketball schedule taking shape, without a peep from IU

Posted on Aug. 19, 2013 at 1:00 a.m. | Updated on Aug. 19, 2013 at 6:26 p.m.

Sophomore guard Yogi Ferrell is IU's lone returning starter. Sophomore guard Yogi Ferrell is IU's lone returning starter.

The Hoosiers themselves haven’t announced a thing, but Indiana’s 2013-14 men’s basketball schedule keeps taking further shape as assorted other schools, tourney hosts and TV entities continue to reveal their schedules for the coming season.

ESPN announced its 2014 "Super Tuesday" lineup on Monday, Aug. 19, and IU will be part of those weekly Big Ten/SEC doubleheaders four times this coming season.

The Hoosiers, ranked No. 20 in an ESPN.com preseason poll, are slated to host Wisconsin at 7 p.m. on Jan. 14, play at Michigan State at 7 p.m. on Jan. 21, host Iowa at 9 p.m. on Feb. 18 and play at Wisconsin at 9 p.m. on Feb. 25 in Super Tuesday games.

Indiana is the lone Big Ten school on the Super Tuesday docket four times.

That’s followed by Michigan State, Ohio State and Iowa with three appearances each.

Purdue is one of five Big Ten schools not on the Super Tuesday schedule at all, while Michigan and Wisconsin are on twice each and Illinois once.

Among SEC teams, preseason No. 1 Kentucky is scheduled to be featured five times, followed by Florida three times.

Here, gleaned from various sources, are IU basketball game dates known so far for 2013-14 (including at least six ESPN appearances):

  • Nov. 12: LIU Brooklyn at Indiana (part of 2K Sports Classic)

  • Nov. 17: Stony Brook at Indiana (part of 2K Sports Classic)

  • Nov. 21: Indiana vs. Washington at Madison Square Garden, New York (part of 2K Sports Classic)

  • Nov. 22: Indiana vs. winner or loser of Boston College/Connecticut, Madison Square Garden, New York (part of 2K Sports Classic)

  • Dec. 3: Indiana at Syracuse, 7:15 p.m., ESPN (part of Big Ten/ACC Challenge)

  • Dec. 7: North Florida at Indiana

  • Dec. 10: Oakland U. at Indiana

  • Dec. 14: Indiana vs. Notre Dame at Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, 3:15 p.m., ESPN (part of Crossroads Classic, followed by Butler vs. Purdue at 6 p.m. on Big Ten Network)

  • Dec. 20: Nicholls State at Indiana

  • Dec. 22: Kennesaw State at Indiana

  • Jan. 14: Wisconsin at Indiana, 7 p.m. ESPN

  • Jan. 21: Indiana at Michigan State, 7 p.m., ESPN

  • Feb. 18: Iowa at Indiana, 9 p.m. ESPN

  • Feb. 25: Indiana at Wisconsin, 9 p.m., ESPN

It’s also known, according to "Inside The Hall," that Purdue (away), Ohio State (home), Iowa (home) and Minnesota (away) will be the Hoosiers’ "single-play" opponents for the coming Big Ten season, as opposed to the other league schools being home-and-home opponents.

And, yes, it is a travesty for fans of both schools that Indiana and Purdue play just once in any regular season.

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