Indiana men’s basketball announced its 2021-22 schedule Wednesday ahead of the first season under head coach Mike Woodson and the first with fans in Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall in two years.
Indiana opens its season Nov. 9 at Assembly Hall against Eastern Michigan University in the first game under Woodson. The Eagles were 6-12 last season.
Big Ten play begins for Indiana on Dec. 4 at home against Nebraska. The Cornhuskers finished 7-20 and last place in the Big Ten a season ago.
The Hoosiers will play last season’s conference co-champions, Illinois and Michigan, once each in Bloomington. Indiana’s other single-play conference games are Rutgers at home, and Michigan State, Northwestern and Iowa on the road. The Hoosiers play the rest of the conference twice with a home and away game.
Purdue comes to Assembly Hall on Jan. 20, 2022. Indiana has lost to Purdue nine times in a row. The Hoosiers will travel to Mackey Arena in West Lafayette, Indiana, to face the Boilermakers on Saturday, March 5, the final game of the regular season — a building they have not won in since 2013.
vs. Eastern Michigan University | Nov. 9
vs. Northern Illinois University | Nov. 12
vs. St. John’s University | Nov. 17
vs. University of Louisiana at Lafayette | Nov. 21
vs. Jackson State University | Nov. 23
vs. Marshall University | Nov. 27
at Syracuse University | Nov. 30
* vs. Nebraska | Dec. 4
* at Wisconsin | Dec. 8
vs. Merrimack College | Dec. 12
vs. University of Notre Dame | Dec. 18 | Indianapolis
vs. Northern Kentucky University | Dec. 22
vs. University of North Carolina at Asheville | Dec. 29
* at Penn State | Jan. 2, 2022
* vs. Ohio State | Jan. 6
* vs. Minnesota | Jan. 9
* at Iowa | Jan. 13
* at Nebraska | Jan. 17
* vs. Purdue | Jan. 20
* vs. Michigan | Jan. 23
* vs. Penn State | Jan. 26
* at Maryland | Jan 29
* vs. Illinois | Feb. 5
* at Northwestern | Feb. 8
* at Michigan State | Feb. 12
* vs. Wisconsin | Feb. 15
* at Ohio State | Feb. 19
* vs. Maryland | Feb. 24
* at Minnesota | Feb. 27
* vs. Rutgers | Mar. 2
* at Purdue | Mar. 5
*indicates conference game