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    Hoosier Hysteria Presented by Smithville Tips Off the 2011-12 Indiana Basketball Season

    Go Hoosiers! Bill Raftery
    Go Hoosiers!
    Bill Raftery
    Go Hoosiers!

    Oct. 15, 2011

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    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 night opened with a 3-point contest vs. women's basketball players Aulani Sinclair and Linda Rubene with Sinclair winning. The women's team followed that with a brief scrimmage for the fans.

    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.

    The IU Athletics Ticket Office will be open from 9 a.m. To 5 p.m. On Saturday and representatives will be available during Hoosier Hysteria. Tomorrow is the final day for students to guarantee themselves tickets to every home game while school is in attendance. Ticket pricing is $240 for the season package and seats can be grouped together for a maximum of 8 students per group.

    With student season tickets approaching a sellout, members of the general public who do not have season tickets may want to act now and purchase the 2011-12 Mini Series Package which includes 4 games, 12/19 Howard, 12/22 UMBC, 12/31 Ohio State, and 1/5 Michigan. Stop by or call 866-IUSPORTS (487-7678) or 855-4006. Pricing is $136 - Main Level and $92 - Balcony Mini Series Parking is available for $40 (includes a parking pass for all 4 games).

    Women's Basketball season tickets are currently on sale. Red Zone seating is $117, adult season tickets are $39, youth and Senior Citizen season tickets are just $26. Call 866-IUSPORTS (487-7678) to order.




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