The Indiana basketball program takes the court on Tuesday for its first action of the 2019 season in an exhibition game vs Gannon University.
While everyone is still riding the high of the Hoosiers becoming bowl eligible in football with a big win over Nebraska, it is time to start getting ready for college basketball season, and Indiana basketball takes the court on Tuesday to get things started.
Though it is just an exhibition, it will be great for IU fans to get a look at the team for the first time since a very brief scrimmage that took place during Hoosier Hysteria.
Despite losing in a ‘secret scrimmage’ against Marquette last weekend by three points, the Hoosiers were missing both Rob Phinisee and Devonte Green, both sitting out due to minor injuries, and there was still a lot of good things to take from the game.
The Hoosiers are looking to head back to the NCAA Tournament for the first time under Archie Miller, and honestly, just get back to competing atop the Big Ten after a couple of down seasons.
Last year ended in disappointment, missing the opportunity to play in March Madness by just one win, and an NIT quarterfinal loss to Wichita State didn’t leave a great taste in a lot of the fans’ mouths.
Now, it’s a new season that brings some excitement for Indiana fan, and with another good recruiting class stepping on campus, there is hope that the NCAA Tournament will be in reach.
Gannon University comes to Bloomington after a disappointing 11-18 season last year, and will be playing its first power-five opponent since 2015, a 30-point loss to Pitt.
Here are three things to watch on Tuesday as the Hoosiers take on the Golden Knights.