Indiana agrees to home-and-home series with college basketball Blue Blood
Two of the winningest programs in college basketball history and a pair of widely-recognized Blue Bloods in the sport have agreed to a home-and-home series starting up next season.
Indiana and Kansas are getting together for just the 2nd time since the 1990s and the 1st since an overtime classic in Hawaii in 2016. The Jayhawks will get the first meeting in Lawrence on Saturday, Dec. 17, 2022, and then travel to Bloomington on Saturday, Dec. 16, 2023.
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— Indiana Basketball (@IndianaMBB) December 14, 2021
“I’m extremely excited for our program to have the opportunity to play a home-and-home series against a team that is rich in tradition like the University of Kansas,” 1st-year head coach Mike Woodson said in a release from the school. “I think it’s wonderful for the players and coaches in both programs to play these games in such iconic buildings like Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall and Allen Fieldhouse.”
The games will take place after finals week for IU, according to the release.
Indiana holds an 8-6 edge all-time in the series. The Hoosiers won the last meeting 103-99 in overtime on Nov. 11, 2016, in the Armed Forces Classic in Honolulu.