The Indiana University men’s basketball program announced their 2021-22 schedule which begins Tuesday, November 9 against Eastern Michigan and will mark the beginning of the coaching tenure of former IU All-American Mike Woodson who begins his first season as head coach. All totaled the Hoosiers will play 19 times in Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall, including 10 Big Ten matchups which begin Saturday, December 4 against Nebraska. Game times and television designations will be released by the Big Ten in the coming weeks.
“I’m excited for our team to get back on the floor,” said Woodson. “It was nice to get a couple of games in the Bahamas, but we have to get ourselves ready for some challenging non-conference games and the extremely tough Big Ten season.”
Following the EMU game, IU will host another MAC opponent, Northern Illinois on Friday, November 12. The Hoosiers will take on St. John’s of the Big East in the Gavitt Games on Wednesday, November 17 and then host three games in the Hoosier Challenge against Louisiana, Sunday, November 21, Jackson State, Tuesday, November 23, and Marshall, Saturday, November 27. The Cream and Crimson will close out November in Syracuse on Tuesday, November 30 for the ACC/Big Ten Challenge.
The Hoosiers open the December schedule with its Big Ten home opener against Nebraska then travels to Madison to face Wisconsin on Wednesday, December 8. IU will host Merrimack on Sunday, December 12 before taking the week off for final exams. Play will resume against Notre Dame in the Crossroads Classic at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on Saturday, December 18. The calendar year will close out against Northern Kentucky on Wednesday, December 22 and UNC Asheville, Wednesday, December 29.
The final 18 games on the schedule will consist of conference matchups with the Hoosiers traveling to Penn State on Sunday, January 2. A two-game homestand awaits with Ohio State visiting Bloomington on Thursday, January 6 and Minnesota coming to town on Sunday January 9. Indiana will take a two-game road trip to Iowa on Thursday, January 13 and to Nebraska on Monday, January 17 before returning home for three games including Purdue, Thursday, January 20, Michigan, Sunday, January 23 and Penn State on Wednesday, January 26. The Hoosiers will finish the month at Maryland, Saturday, January 29.
Illinois will visit Bloomington Saturday, February 5 and then IU heads to Northwestern on Tuesday, February 8 and will be at Michigan State, Saturday, February 12. IU is back home against Wisconsin, Tuesday, February 15 and then visits Ohio State on Saturday, February 19. A home game with Maryland on Thursday, February 24 coincides with a week that also sees the Cream and Crimson travel to Minnesota, Sunday, February 27.
IU will host Rutgers the final week of the season on Wednesday, March 2 before ending the regular season on Saturday, March 5 at Purdue. The 25th Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament will be held Wednesday, March 9 thru Sunday March 13.
The Hoosiers single-play conference games this year include Rutgers, Michigan and Illinois at home and Michigan State, Northwestern and Iowa on the road. IU is not expected to schedule any traditional exhibition games this season against non-Division opponents.
Mini-series packages will go on sale the week of September 20th at this link.
INDIANA MEN’S BASKETBALL 2021-22 schedule
November 9 Tuesday Eastern Michigan Bloomington, Indiana TBA TBA
November 12 Friday Northern Illinois Bloomington, Indiana TBA TBA
November 17 Wednesday St .John’s Bloomington, Indiana TBA TBA
November 21 Sunday Louisiana Bloomington, Indiana TBA TBA
November 23 Tuesday Jackson State Bloomington, Indiana TBA TBA
November 27 Saturday Marshall Bloomington, Indiana TBA TBA
ACC/Big Ten Challenge
November 30 Tuesday at Syracuse Syracuse, N.Y. TBA TBA
December 4 Saturday Nebraska* Bloomington, Indiana TBA TBA
December 8 Wednesday at Wisconsin* Madison, Wisc. TBA TBA
December 12 Sunday Merrimack Bloomington, Indiana TBA TBA
December 18 Saturday Notre Dame Indianapolis, Indiana TBA TBA
December 22 Wednesday Northern Kentucky Bloomington, Indiana TBA TBA
December 29 Wednesday UNC Asheville Bloomington, Indiana TBA TBA
January 2 Sunday at Penn State* University Park, Pa. TBA TBA
January 6 Thursday Ohio State* Bloomington, Indiana TBA TBA
January 9 Sunday Minnesota* Bloomington, Indiana TBA TBA
January 13 Thursday at Iowa* Iowa City, Iowa TBA TBA
January 17 Monday at Nebraska* Lincoln, Nebraska TBA TBA
January 20 Thursday Purdue* Bloomington, Indiana TBA TBA
January 23 Sunday Michigan* Bloomington, Indiana TBA TBA
January 26 Wednesday Penn State* Bloomington, Indiana TBA TBA
January 29 Saturday at Maryland* College Park, Maryland TBA TBA
February 5 Saturday Illinois* Bloomington, Indiana TBA TBA
February 8 Tuesday at Northwestern* Evanston, Ill. TBA TBA
February 12 Saturday at Michigan State* East Lansing, Michigan TBA TBA
February 15 Tuesday Wisconsin* Bloomington, Indiana TBA TBA
February 19 Saturday at Ohio State* Columbus, Ohio TBA TBA
February 24 Thursday Maryland* Bloomington, Indiana TBA TBA
February 27 Sunday at Minnesota* Minneapolis, Minn. TBA TBA
March 2 Wednesday Rutgers* Bloomington, Indiana TBA TBA
March 5 Saturday at Purdue* W. Lafayette, Indiana TBA TBA
Big Ten Tournament
March 9-12 Wed-Sun Bankers Life Fieldhouse Indianapolis, Indiana TBA TBA