Seton Hall’s already-tough schedule has bulked up even more now that it’s known they will host Indiana in the Gavitt Games.
According to Jon Rothstein, the Hall will host the Hoosiers on Wednesday, November 15th at Prudential Center.
Fox Sports will have TV rights to the game; Creighton-Northwestern and Butler-Maryland also face off on the same night.
Indiana (18-16, 7-11) fired Tom Crean after missing the NCAA tournament last season, although they finished higher in KenPom (No. 44) than Seton Hall.
Indiana will lose two of their top three scorers, leaving new head coach Archie Miller with a relatively young team to work with that features no seniors.
Following some uncertainty, forward Thomas Bryant (12.6 ppg, 6.6 rpg) will stay in the NBA Draft along with leading scorer James Blackmon (17 ppg, 4.8 rpg) while Robert Johnson (12.8 ppg) has entered his name without an agent; neither Johnson nor Blackmon were invited the NBA Draft Combine while OG Anunoby (11.1 ppg, 5.4 rpg) will has remained in the draft all along — that’s three of IU’s top four scorers.
The Pirates will look to build upon their 91-83 Gavitt Games win at Iowa last season, a breakout game for Myles Powell.
Seton Hall and Indiana last met in 1998 back when Bob Knight was the Hoosiers’ boss. Indiana leads the all-time series 2-1; the Pirates’ only home against against Indiana came in 1988-89, a 78-65 win.
Indiana joins an impressive list of non-league foes that includes a trip to Louisville, a high-major opponent in the Under Armour Reunion, and at least one of Vanderbilt/Virginia in the NIT Preseason Tip-off.
Seton Hall’s non-conference schedule now looks like this:
Indiana — Gavitt Games (11/15)
NIT Preseason Tip-Off Campus game #1
NIT Preseason Tip-Off Campus game #2
Rhode Island/Vanderbilt/Virginia (11/23)
Rhode Island/Vanderbilt/Virginia (11/24)
@ Louisville (12/3)
Under Armour Reunion (TBA)
@ Rutgers (12/16)
The complete Gavitt Games slate is below. Outside of Xavier-Wisconsin and Purdue-Marquette, it looks like Wednesday is clearly the night to tune into the Big 10-Big East challenge.
- Nov. 13th: Minnesota at Providence
- Nov. 14th: Purdue at Marquette
- Nov. 15th: Butler at Maryland, Creighton at Northwestern, Indiana at Seton Hall
- Nov. 16th: Xavier at Wisconsin, Nebraska at St. John’s
- Nov. 17th: DePaul at Illinois