IU basketball’s Trey Galloway talks offseason improvement, growing leadership role
Indiana basketball’s Trey Galloway met with media via Zoom to discuss his offseason and expectations for 2023-24 new-look Hoosiers.
Courtesy of IU Athletics, Indianapolis Star
IU opens Big Ten play Dec. 1 at home against Maryland.
IU hosts Purdue on Jan. 16 and heads to Mackey on Feb. 10.
BLOOMINGTON – IU will both open and close Big Ten play at home this season, its March 10 finale against Michigan State the Hoosiers’ latest end to a regular season in five years.
That’s how Mike Woodson will book-end his third season in the hot seat for his alma mater, his Hoosiers now readying to navigate a conference schedule that includes some potentially appealing breaks for rest and preparation. Confirmation Tuesday afternoon of the full Big Ten schedule completes Indiana’s 2023-24 season, giving fans a full picture of the challenges awaiting Woodson’s team this winter.
Per usual, the Hoosiers will open with two conference games in December, Maryland on Dec. 1, and at Michigan on Dec. 5.
They then take a near one-month break — during which time they’ll face nonconference opponents including Auburn (in Atlanta) and Kansas (in Bloomington) — before resuming league play Jan. 3 at Nebraska.
As already confirmed, IU will face Maryland, Minnesota, Nebraska, Ohio State, Penn State, Purdue, and Wisconsin all both home and away. Iowa, Michigan State and Northwestern will only play Indiana at Assembly Hall, while Illinois, Michigan and Rutgers are the Hoosiers’ single-play road opponents.
Indiana will finish with three of its last five games on the road, but there’s no point in the schedule overloaded toward either home or road dates. Woodson might welcome the two seven-day gaps between games — at Wisconsin, Jan. 19, to at Illinois, Jan. 27, and at Purdue, Feb. 10, to Northwestern, Feb. 18 — for in-season rest. That first break looks particularly appealing, with extended downtime between two difficult road games.
The full Big Ten schedule concludes, as usual, with the conference tournament, which this year will be staged March 13-17, for the first time in Minneapolis.