Albers Angle: Basketball schedule update

A couple new facts were released regarding Indiana's basketball schedule on Tuesday. Read here for that, and more.

Welcome to the Tuesday edition of The Albers Angle, a new daily blog feature here at

It's a football game week, so be sure to follow all of our football coverage. Terry Hutchens was at yesterday's Kevin Wilson press conference and is providing lots of content, and intern Sam Rumpza was at today's availability.

But in today's blog, I'll be talking mostly Indiana basketball, and specifically about the Hoosiers' schedule.

IU announced on Tuesday afternoon that it has added a second exhibition game against Northwood University on Nov. 6 at Assembly Hall. Indiana's other exhibition will be play on Nov. 10 against the University of Indianapolis.

Personally, I thought one exhibition game was enough, but I certainly understand why the school would add a second. It will generate money for the department and get people into Assembly Hall before the season begins. That's always a good thing, and with a young team, you can never get too much work in.

To be honest, though, these guys got so much more out of the Canada experience than they will from either exhibition game or many of the early non-conference games. That trip was very advantageous. But for a guy like Hanner Mosquera-Perea, who didn't get a chance to make that trip, maybe a second exhibition game is good.

The other schedule announcement on Tuesday was a game time for the Indiana vs. Butler game at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on Dec. 20. That game will tip at 2:30 p.m. on Fox Sports 1 as part of the Crossroads Classic. Fox Sports 1 has a deal with the Big East, which Butler plays in, so that television decision isn't surprising.

The other update today isn't really news, but more "experts" have started to join me in saying 2015 forward Juwan Morgan will choose Indiana tomorrow night. I've said IU all along, but Vanderbilt is still in the mix. Morgan, a 6-foot-8 forward from Missouri, will announce his decision at 7:30 p.m. tomorrow night at his high school.

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