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Indiana men’s basketball announces 2022-2023 conference play, full schedule

The Big Ten Conference announced the 2022-2023 men’s basketball slate on Thursday, and Indiana athletics released the team’s full schedule shortly after.

[Related: Indiana women’s basketball announces 2022-2023 schedule]

The Hoosiers’ nonconference schedule, which had already been posted prior to the Big Ten matchups, is considered one of the most challenging in all of college basketball by analysts and fans. With opponents like reigning national champion University of Kansas, runner-up University of North Carolina and a Sweet 16-qualifying University of Arizona program within a sub-three-week span, Indiana will have plenty of challenges in preparation for conference play.

Still, the second half of the season for head coach Mike Woodson and the Hoosiers won’t be much easier. Indiana will face Rutgers in Piscataway, New Jersey, and Nebraska at home in between the North Carolina and Arizona contests at the beginning of December.

One of Indiana’s biggest tests will come on Jan. 19 against Illinois in Champaign, Illinois. The Hoosiers and Illini sit at the top of many analysts’ Big Ten preseason rankings, and a true road game at State Farm Arena will provide an electric environment.

Top five Big Ten teams entering the season per @RobbieHummel:

2. Illinois
3.Michigan State
4. Purdue
5. Ohio State

— Inside the Hall (@insidethehall) September 8, 2022

The final five games of the regular season are arguably one of the most difficult stretches of play. Indiana will face Illinois, Michigan State, Purdue, Iowa and Michigan, with away games against the Spartans and Boilermakers. The results of the Hoosiers’ home stretch could make or break their national ranking heading into the Big Ten and NCAA Tournaments.

With a slew of returning talent and momentum from the 2021-2022 season, Indiana is hopeful for its best season in recent years. Both the nonconference and Big Ten schedules are far from a walk in the park for the Hoosiers, but if they can outplay some of the country’s best teams in big games, Indiana just might find itself near the top of the conference and the country for the majority of the 2022-2023 season.

Indiana men’s basketball schedule

vs Marian | october 29 | Exhibition

vs Saint Francis | Nov 3 | Exhibition

vs. Morehead State | Nov 7

vs. Bethune Cookman | Nov 10

at Xavier University | Nov 18 | Gavit Games

vs Miami (OH) | Nov 20 | Indianapolis, Indiana

vs Little Rock | Nov 23

vs Jackson State | Nov 25

vs North Carolina | Nov 30 | ACC/Big Ten Challenge

at Rutgers | Dec 3

vs Nebraska | Dec 7

vs Arizona | Dec 10 | Las Vegas, Nevada

at Kansas | Dec 17

vs Elon | Dec 20

vs Kennesaw State | Dec 23

at Iowa | Jan 5

vs Northwest | Jan 8

at Penn State | Jan 11

vs Wisconsin | Jan 14

at Illinois | Jan 19

vs Michigan State | Jan 22

at Minnesota | Jan 25

vs Ohio State | Jan 28

at Maryland | Jan 31

vs. Purdue | Feb 4

vs Rutgers | Feb 7

at Michigan | Feb 11

at Northwestern | Feb 15

vs Illinois | Feb 18

at Michigan State | Feb 21

at Purdue | Feb 25

vs. Iowa | Feb 28

vs Michigan | March 5

Big Ten Tournament | Mar 8-12 | Chicago, Illinois

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