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

<p>Then-senior forward Race Thompson looks to pass the ball March 5, 2022, at Mackey Arena in West Lafayette, Indiana. The Big Ten Conference announced the 2022-2023 men’s basketball slate Thursday, and Indiana athletics released the team’s full schedule shortly after. </p>

Then-senior forward Race Thompson looks to pass the ball March 5, 2022, at Mackey Arena in West Lafayette, Indiana. The Big Ten Conference announced the 2022-2023 men’s basketball slate Thursday, and Indiana athletics released the team’s full schedule shortly after.

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. 

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’ homestretch 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 | Oct. 29 | Exhibition 

vs. Saint Francis | Nov. 3 | Exhibition 

vs. Morehead State | Nov. 7 

vs. Bethune-Cookman | Nov. 10 

at Xavier University | Nov. 18 | Gavitt 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. Northwestern | 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 | Mar. 5 

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

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