Indiana to play Kansas in 2016

Indiana will play Kansas in the 2016 Armed Forces Classic, ESPN announced Friday.

Indiana will play Kansas on Nov. 11, 2016 as part of the Armed Forces Classic at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam in Honolulu, ESPN announced Friday. It will be the first meeting between Indiana and Kansas since 1995.

That means IU will play in Hawaii in back-to-back years. The Hoosiers are part of the 2015 Maui Invitational.

The 2016 Armed Forces Classic will be a doubleheader which will also feature Arizona vs. Michigan State.

“Indiana University is honored to take part in the 2016 Armed Forces Classic at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam,” Tom Crean said in a release. “This is one of the premiere events in college basketball and everyone in our program is thrilled and honored to be a part of this. Knowing that we will play on Veterans Day just prior to the 75th Anniversary of the Attack on Pearl Harbor adds even greater significance and offers us an experience of a lifetime.”

Said Kansas coach Bill Self: “We thought playing in the Armed Forces Classic would be a terrific experience for our players, especially to commemorate such an important time in our country,” Kansas coach Bill Self said. “We’re excited to be a part of it and having the chance to play a tradition-rich program like Indiana, one of the true blue bloods of the college game.”

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