Men's Basketball

    Eighth-Ranked Hoosiers Host Longwood In Chicago Invitational Challenge

    Go Hoosiers! Eric Gordon
    Go Hoosiers!
    Eric Gordon
    Go Hoosiers!

    Nov. 16, 2007

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    #8/8 Indiana vs. Longwood
    Sunday, November 18, 12:06 p.m.
    Assembly Hall (17,538)
    Series Record: First Meeting
    IU Radio Network: Don Fischer, Todd Leary and Joe Smith
    Big Ten Network: Matt Devlin and John Laskowski

    The Opening Tip
    The Indiana men's basketball team is ranked eighth in the ESPN/USA Today Coaches Poll and AP Poll and will host the first and second rounds of the Chicago Invitational Challenge. IU is coming off a 99-77 win over Chattanooga in their 108th season opener on November 12. Longwood is 2-1 this season after defeating Virginia-Wise, 89-67 on Thursday night. Xavier, Illinois State, Kent State, UNC-Wilmington, Longwood, Southeast Missouri State, and Coppin State will join the Hoosiers in Hoffman Estates, Illinois November 23 and 24.

    Rounds one and two will be played at Indiana, Xavier, Illinois State and Kent State. The Hoosiers will battle Illinois State on November 23 and then face either Kent State or Xavier on November 24.

    The Coaches
    Two-time National Coach of the Year Kelvin Sampson was named the 26th head coach in Indiana University history on March 29, 2006 and enters his second year with the Hoosiers and 25th as a collegiate head coach. He has notched 16 20-plus win seasons and is 477-268 (.644). In his first year with the Cream and Crimson, Sampson's squad finished 21-11 and tied a school record by going 15-0 at Assembly Hall. The Hoosiers earned their 34th NCAA Tournament bid, advanced to the second round of the West Regional after defeating Gonzaga, 70-57, in the first round, and were ranked as high as 19th in the country during the regular season.

    Longwood fifth-year head coach Mike Gillian and the Lancers have completed their four-year NCAA I classification process and enjoy full NCAA I status this season.

    Up Next
    Indiana will host UNC Wilmington (November 20) in the second round of the Chicago Invitational Challenge.

    Chicago Invitational Challenge Schedule

    First and Second Rounds
    Xavier 90, SE Missouri 59 (November 10)
    Illinois State 90, SE Missouri 71 (November 14)
    Longwood at Indiana (November 18)
    UNC Wilmington at Illinois State (November 18)
    Coppin State at Kent State (November 18)
    Coppin State at Xavier (November 20)
    Longwood at Kent State (November 20)
    UNC Wilmington at Indiana (November 20)

    Sears Centre, Hoffman Estates, Illinois Third Round Schedule - Nov. 23 (Central Time) UNC Wilmington vs Longwood, Noon SEMO vs Coppin State, 2:30 p.m. Xavier vs Kent State, 5 p.m. Indiana vs Illinois State, 7:30 p.m.

    Championship Round - Nov. 24 (Central Time) Loser of UNCW/LU vs Loser of SEMO/CSU, 11:30 a.m. Winner of UNCW/LU vs Winner of SEMO/CSU, 2 p.m. Loser of XU/KSU vs Loser of IU/ISU, 5 p.m. Winner of XU/KSU vs Winner of IU/ISU, 7:30 p.m.




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