After upsetting the University of Kentucky Wildcats with a last minute 3 pointer the Indiana Hoosiers moved to 9-0 on the season! Needless to say this has the Hoosier state excited about the upcoming Crossroad Roads Classic in Indianapolis on December 17th, 2011. The Classic will feature all of Indiana’s most recognizable basketball programs as the Butler Bulldogs plays the Purdue Boilermakers followed by the Notre Dame Fighting Irish playing the Indiana Hoosiers all in one day at Conseco Fieldhouse in downtown Indianapolis. Tickets for the Crossroad Classic are currently sold out at the box office, but you can still find seats on the secondary ticket market by using the link below. You ticket will grant you access to both games with Purdue and Butler squaring off first at 2pm, followed by the IU vs. Notre Dame game afterword.
Over the last couple of years either Notre Dame, Butler or Purdue would have been the top school featured but it appears as if Tom Crean has done his job and brought the Hoosiers back to the level of competition that fans around the state have grown to expect. It not often that IU plays in Indianapolis and it’s also not often that they play Notre Dame, so this should make for an exciting day for fans. The Butler vs. Purdue game should also be quite exciting as the two teams have also not made a history of squaring off.
The state of Indiana is known for three things: corn, the Indianapolis 500, and basketball. It’s the latter of those three things that has the state all abuzz at the moment. The Indiana Pacers and the NBA have resolved their differences, and the College Basketball season has begun, and for the first time in a long while, all of the most recognizable college basketball programs in the state are expected to contend for a spot in the NCAA Tournament.