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Non-conference hoop schedule rounding out

At this point 12 of Indiana's 13 non-conference games are listed below. As our table points out, it is a schedule of real extremes.

With this morning's release of the Austin Peay State basketball schedule (link), what we know about the Indiana men's basketball non-conference schedule is nearly complete. Only one of the 13 allowed games outside of conference play is missing from our recap below as earlier this week we confirmed the remaining "Indiana Classic" games and later December games against Houston Baptist and SIU Edwardsville.

Below is a listing of the 12 contests as well as one of the two allowed exhibition games. You can find our Indiana 2016-17 schedule link at any time on our pages under the Basketball drop down menu (link).

That linked schedule also includes what we know right now about the Big Ten conference games for Indiana including the single and double play opponents.

Here are the non-conference games expected to be on the 2016-17 schedule:

Nov. 5 vs. Bellarmine University (Bloomington) - EXHIBITION
Nov. 11 vs. Kansas in Pearl Harbor (Hawaii) in Armed Forces Classic
Nov. 16 vs. UMass-Lowell* (Bloomington)
Nov. 19 vs. Liberty* (Bloomington)
Nov. 22 vs. IPFW* at the Fort Wayne Coliseum
Nov. 27 vs. Mississippi Valley State*
Nov. 30 vs. North Carolina in Big Ten-ACC Challenge (Bloomington)
Dec. 2 vs. SIU Edwardsville (Bloomington)
Dec. 4 vs. SE Missouri State (Bloomington)
Dec. 10 vs. Houston Baptist (Bloomington)
Dec. 17 vs. Butler in Crossroads Classic at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis
Dec. 22 vs. Austin Peay State (Bloomington)
Dec. 31 vs. Louisville at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis

The games with asterisks are part of the Indiana Classic where participating teams play each in a round robin set-up.

Below is a table image of the known non-conference schedule that includes the 2015-16 season records and and Sagarin ratings for each program.

As the table shows it's a schedule with some clear extremes. Three opponents (Kansas,  UNC, Louisville) among the top seven overall in the Sagarin ratings, four among the top 28. Then four opponents not in either of the top 300 and six outside the top 270. 

Mike Pegram, Top Stories