Indiana will not be playing in the 2K Sports Classic in Madison Square Garden on Nov. 16-17, an industry source tells Peegs.com.
The Hoosiers are being replaced in the event by St. Louis. CBS’ Jon Rothstein first reported the news this morning.
"We had scheduling conflicts and are making adjustments as the schedule is still a work in progress," IU spokesman J.C. Campbell said this morning.
The four-team event is now scheduled to include St. Louis, Providence, Washington and Virginia Tech.
Next season, Indiana plays Notre Dame in Indianapolis, at Louisville on Dec. 9 and the Big Ten-ACC Challenge and Gavitt Cup Games (Big Ten vs. Big East) could both be on the road. IU beat North Carolina at home this season in the Big Ten-ACC Challenge and didn’t play in the Gavitt Cup games.
Indiana over the past few years has played pretty regularly in New York, where it has been developing a recruiting presence, landing New York natives such as sophomore center Thomas Bryant and freshman guard Devonte Green.
The 2018 Big Ten Tournament will be played in Madison Square Garden.
As Rothstein noted in his story, St. Louis adds three key transfers in Javon Bess of Michigan State, Adonys Henriquez of Central Florda and D.J. Foreman of Rutgers while brining in 2017 forward Hasahn French and outstanding 2017 guard Jordan Goodwin, who should have an instant impact for that team.