LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Year Three of the Archie Miller Era at Indiana basketball will tipoff Nov. 5, when the Hoosiers open their 2019-2020 season against Western Illinois in Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall.

For the first time in four seasons, Louisville will not be on the Hoosiers' schedule. But IU's non-conference schedule will feature games against Arkansas (Dec. 29) and Florida State (Dec. 3) in Bloomington as well as a meeting with Connecticut in Madison Square Garden (Dec. 10) and Notre Dame in Indianapolis at the Crossroads Classic on Dec. 21.

The Hoosiers will also play 20 Big Ten games, starting with a game at Wisconsin Dec. 7. The 20-league conference schedule requires two league games in December.

Indiana finished 19-16 last season, missing the NCAA Tournament for the third straight year. IU loses its top two scorers -- Romeo Langford and Juwan Morgan.

Guards Devonte Green, Al Durham and Robert Phinisee figure to lead a team that will add three players -- Butler transfer Joey Brunk as well as freshmen Trayce Jackson-Davis and Armaan Franklin.

Here is the official IU release on the schedule:

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The Indiana University men's basketball team has announced its 31-game regular season schedule. The Hoosiers will play 19 games at Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall, 10 contests on the road and two neutral site matchups.  Starting times and television designations will be released at a later time.  The public will have their first opportunity to meet the 2019-20 team at Hoosier Hysteria Presented By Smithville (4 p.m., October 5).

The Hoosiers will play their first eight games at home beginning with Western Illinois (November 5). This will be the fourth meeting between the two teams and first since 2006. IU will play Portland State (November 9) and North Alabama (November 12) for the first time in school history.

IU will host a five-team multi-team event (MTE), the Indiana Challenge the rest of the month of November. The Hoosiers will battle Troy (November 16), Princeton (November 20), Louisiana Tech (November 25) and South Dakota State (November 30). IU has never played Troy or South Dakota State, but this will be the fifth meeting with Princeton and third matchup with Louisiana Tech. IU last played both of those teams in 1996.

The Hoosiers will begin the month of December by hosting Florida State in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge (December 3). This will be the fifth series matchup with IU holding a 4-0 in the series. Conference play begins at Wisconsin (December 7) and continues at home against Nebraska (December 13). In between, the Cream and Crimson will participate for the fourth time in the Jimmy V Classic (December 10) in Madison Square Garden and plays UConn.  This will be the 10th meeting between the two teams and first since 2013 when IU fell 59-58 in MSG to the future national champions.

IU will take on Notre Dame in the ninth Crossroads Classic at Bankers Life Fieldhouse (December 21). The Hoosiers hold a 50-22 edge in the series, including a 3-1 ledger against the Irish in this event. Following Christmas Break, Arkansas will visit Assembly Hall (December 29). The two teams squared off twice last year with the Hogs winning 73-72 in Fayetteville and IU taking a 63-60 win in the NIT at home.

The final 18 games of the season will be conference games. The team goes to Maryland (January 4) and will host the Terrapins on January 26. IU hosts Ohio State (January 11) and visits Columbus (February 1). The Hoosiers will play three of their conference one-play opponents in January when they host Northwestern (January 8), visit Rutgers on the road (January 15) and take on Michigan State at home on (January 23). IU will travel to Nebraska (January 18) and visit Penn State (January 29) for their first battle of the season.  PSU will come to Assembly Hall (February 23).

The annual rivalry between IU and Purdue will take place in Bloomington (February 8) and in West Lafayette (February 27). IU's one-play opponents at home against Iowa (February 13) and at Michigan (February 16) and at Illinois (March 1). The Hoosiers will play at Minnesota (February 19) and host the Gophers (March 4). The Hoosiers will close the conference season with the team they opened it against, Wisconsin (March 7), on Sunday.

The Big Ten Tournament will be in Indianapolis (March 11-15).

INDIANA MEN’S BASKETBALL 2019-20 SCHEDULE

Saturday, Oct. 5

Opponent: Hoosier Hysteria

Site: Bloomington, Indiana

Time: 4 p.m.

Tuesday, Nov. 5

Opponent: Western Illinois

Site: Bloomington, Indiana

Saturday, Nov. 9

Opponent: Portland State

Site: Bloomington, Indiana

Tuesday, Nov. 12

Opponent: North Alabama

Site: Bloomington, Indiana

Saturday, Nov. 16

Opponent: Troy (Indiana Challenge)

Site: Bloomington, Indiana

Wednesday, Nov. 20

Opponent: Princeton (Indiana Challenge)

Site: Bloomington, Indiana

Monday, Nov. 25

Opponent: Louisiana Tech (Indiana Challenge)

Site: Bloomington, Indiana

Saturday, Nov. 30

Opponent: South Dakota State (Indiana Challenge)

Site: Bloomington, Indiana

Tuesday, Dec. 3

Opponent: Florida State (Big Ten / ACC Challenge)

Site: Bloomington, Indiana

Saturday, Dec. 7

Opponent: At Wisconsin+

Site: Madison, Wisconsin

Tuesday, Dec. 10

Opponent: UConn (Jimmy V Classic/MSG)

Site: New York, NY

Friday, Dec. 13

Opponent: Nebraska+

Site: Bloomington, Indiana

Saturday, Dec. 21

Opponent: Notre Dame (Crossroads Classic)

Site: Indianapolis, Indiana

Sunday, Dec. 29

Opponent: Arkansas

Site: Bloomington, Indiana

Saturday, Jan. 4

Opponent: At Maryland+

Site: College Park, Maryland

Wednesday, Jan. 8

Opponent: Northwestern+

Site: Bloomington, Indiana

Saturday, Jan. 11

Opponent: Ohio State+

Site: Bloomington, Indiana

Wednesday, Jan. 15

Opponent: At Rutgers+

Site: Piscataway, N.J.

Saturday, Jan. 18

Opponent: At Nebraska+

Site: Lincoln, Nebraska

Thursday, Jan. 23

Opponent: Michigan State+

Site: Bloomington, Indiana

Sunday, Jan. 26

Opponent: Maryland+

Site: Bloomington, Indiana

Wednesday, Jan. 29

Opponent: At Penn State+

Site: University Park, Pennsylvania

Saturday, Feb. 1

Opponent: At Ohio State+

Site: Columbus, Ohio

Saturday, Feb. 8

Opponent: Purdue+

Site: Bloomington, Indiana

Thursday, Feb. 13

Opponent: Iowa+

Site: Bloomington, Indiana

Sunday, Feb. 16

Opponent: At Michigan

Site: Ann Arbor, Michigan

Wednesday, Feb. 19

Opponent: At Minnesota+

Site: Minneapolis, Minnesota

Sunday, Feb. 23

Opponent: Penn State+

Site: Bloomington, Indiana

Thursday: Feb. 27

Opponent: At Purdue+

Site: West Lafayette, Indiana

Sunday, March 1

Opponent: At Illinois+

Site: Champaign, Illinois

Wednesday, March 4

Opponent: Minnesota+

Site: Bloomington, Indiana

Saturday, March 7

Opponent: Wisconsin

Site: Bloomington, Indiana

March 11-15

Big Ten Tournament

Site: Indianapolis, Indiana

                                                        

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