“We are very excited about this upcoming year’s schedule,” said Lemonis. “It is very challenging with 19 games against NCAA Tournament opponents from the year before. We take a lot of pride in putting together a strong schedule to challenge our club. We will have the opportunity to travel the country this year. It will be a fun schedule but a very challenging schedule for our guys.”
Twelve-straight road games welcome the Hoosiers into the 2017 season. Indiana opens up the season with four games in Arizona, beginning with its first of two against Gonzaga on Feb. 17. The Hoosiers turn around to play Duke on Feb. 18 before facing off with Bulldogs again on Feb. 19. A Monday matinee against Oregon State on Feb. 20 closes out the first weekend of action.
A quick turnaround leads Indiana to South Florida for a three-game set against Florida Atlantic Feb. 24-26, before the Hoosiers have their first midweek game at Cincinnati on March 1. Indiana then travels to Birmingham, Ala., for three games against Samford March 3-5, before a road trip at Evansville on March 7.
Indiana’s home slate begins with three games against Middle Tennessee March 10-12. The Hoosiers will spend Spring Break in Honolulu with a four-game series at Hawaii between March 15-18. Cincinnati will be waiting for the Hoosiers on March 22 for a quick home game before hitting the road to open Big Ten play at Northwestern March 24-26.
The Hoosiers’ first of two six-game homestands begins on March 28 against Evansville, with Indiana State closing out the back-to-back midweek contests on March 29. Three games with Nebraska March 31-April 2 serve as Indiana’s first Big Ten home series, while Ball State closes out the home tilt on April 4.
The Hoosiers will then make the short trip to Purdue for three games April 7-9. Indiana State plays host to Indiana on April 11 before Minnesota comes to town April 14-16. A midweek game against Butler on April 19 closes out the brief homestay before three games at Michigan April 21-23.
Ball State and Indiana will square off at Victory Field in Indianapolis on April 25, while a series against Maryland April 28-30 kicks off the Hoosiers’ second six-game stretch from the friendly confines of Bart Kaufman Field. Xavier follows with a three-game series May 5-7, before Indiana travels to Kentucky on May 9. The home slate continues May 12-14 against Penn State before the Hoosiers play their home finale on May 16 against Louisville. The regular season concludes at Ohio State May 18-20.