After a week off, the No. 5 Hoosiers return to action for their final non-conference game on Friday night with Jacksonville at Assembly Hall. The Dolphins (5-7) are coming off a 65-53 win over Furman on Dec. 22. Indiana will be looking for its 17th consecutive win at Assembly Hall.
The game will be televised on the Big Ten Network with Kevin Kugler and Jim Jackson on the call.
Unlike the last two seasons where Indiana jumped straight into Big Ten play following Christmas break, the Hoosiers will have one game to get back into the swing of things before heading on the road to Iowa City on New Year’s Eve.
The final non-conference opponent, Jacksonville, also appears to be the weakest according to both the Pomeroy (308) and Sagarin (315) ratings. Two of their five wins have come over non-Division I opponents and their best win is over 2-10 Missouri State — the Missouri Valley Conference’s worst team.
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