Indiana was often criticized for its relatively weak non-conference schedule last season, and many blamed that weak schedule for Indiana's failure to make the NCAA Tournament or the NIT.
Well, not many people will criticize this year's non-conference slate. Indiana has responded in a big way.
As first reported by CBS Sports, the Hoosiers will play Georgetown at Madison Square Garden on Dec. 27 in a neutral site game.
That adds to a non-conference schedule that already includes Butler (Crossroads Classic), Pittsburgh (Big Ten/ACC Challenge) and SMU in home games and Louisville in a neutral site game at Madison Square Garden.
SMU and Louisville are expected to be top 10 teams, and Georgetown and Pittsburgh could very easily be top 25 teams. You have to credit Fred Glass and Tom Crean for beefing up the schedule, which will only help the Hoosiers when they get to Big Ten play next season.
Glass and Crean will both meet with the media tonight at a Huber Farms event, so we should have reaction from both on the scheduling later.