Now Indiana basketball's schedule gets turned up a notch. The No. 8 (USA TODAY) Hoosiers (6-0) host No. 15 North Carolina (6-2) in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge.
IU has faced just one test so far, winning 81-79 at Xavier. Trayce Jackson-Davis leads the Hoosiers (18.8 points, 8.0 rebounds), while Xavier Johnson (11.0 points, 4.8 assists, 3.8 rebounds) has become the No. 2 weapon. Race Thompson (8.2 points, 5.2 rebounds) and Malik Reneau (10.7 points, 4.7 rebounds) have been consistent, and Tamar Bates had his career best game vs. Jackson State.
The Tar Heels lost twice in the Phil Knight Invitational event, 70-65 to Iowa State on Friday and 103-101 to Alabama in quadruple overtime on Sunday. Armando Bacot averages 16.7 points and 11.3 rebounds, but he is dealing with an ankle injury that leaves him questionable. Caleb Love (20.0 points, 4.7 rebounds, 3.3 assists), R.J. Davis (15.7 points) and Leaky Black (8.7 points, 7.1 rebounds) are also key returnees from last season's national runner-up squad. Northwestern transfer Pete Nance 11.9 points, 41.7% 3-pointers) also starts. Their roster includes freshman Jalen Washington from Gary West.
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Indiana basketball vs. North Carolina time, TV, radio
Time: 9:15 p.m. ET Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2022, at Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall in Bloomington, Ind.
Radio: 105.1 FM in Bloomington, 93.1 FM in Indianapolis, SiriusXM Channel 83 and here.
Is Indiana favored vs. North Carolina?
IU is a 5-point favorite, according to Draft Kings. The over/under is 145 total points. The ESPN matchup predictor gives IU an 81.2% chance of winning.
IU enters Big Ten play and faces more tough non-conference matchups over the next couple of weeks.
Dec. 3, Sat., at Rutgers, 4 p.m., BTN
Dec. 7, Wed., vs. Nebraska, 8:30 p.m., BTN
Dec. 10, Sat., vs. Arizona at Las Vegas, 7:30 p.m., Fox
Dec. 17, Sat., at Kansas, noon, ESPN2
Indiana basketball, North Carolina coaches
IU's Mike Woodson (27-14) is in his second season; North Carolina's Hubert Davis (33-11) is also in his second season.
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