Hoosier Hysteria Presented by Smithville Tips Off the 2011-12 Indiana Basketball Season
Oct. 15, 2011
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - The Indiana Department of Athletics officially opened the 2011-12 men's and women's basketball seasons with its annual Hoosier Hysteria presented by Smithville in front of 16,100 fans in Assembly Hall.
Along with the festivities, this year Indiana welcomed ESPN and CBS Sports analyst Bill Raftery as host of Hoosier Hysteria. Former Hoosier All-Americans D.J. White and Eric Gordon joined Raftery, along with former Hoosier Tijan Jobe and special guest Jack Harbaugh.
The men opened the night with Victor Oladipo performing Usher's "U Got It Bad," as several of his teammates served as back-up dancers. After introductions, the team had a 3-point/long shot contest with Austin Etherington coming away as the winner. The dunk contest came down to an Oladipo vs. Will Sheehey final with Sheehey winning. The night ended with the men's team scrimmaging for 15 minutes.
The women's team opens the season with an exhibition game against St. Ambrose on Thursday, Nov. 3 at 7 p.m. ET in Assembly Hall. The men's team opens the season with an exhibition game against Indianapolis on Saturday, Nov. 5 at 7 p.m. ET in Assembly Hall.
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