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The Journal Gazette

Tuesday, March 15, 2016 5:34 pm

Crean: Series with IPFW an 'exciting opportunity'

Chris Goff | The Journal Gazette

It's been nearly 50 years since Indiana played in Fort Wayne, but that drought will be snapped in the 2016-17 season, the Hoosiers announced Tuesday in conjunction with IPFW.

Indiana, which faces the Mastodons on Dec. 9 at Assembly Hall, has a series contract for two more games. After the 2016-17 meeting at Memorial Coliseum, IPFW makes another visit to Bloomington in the 2018-19 campaign.

“To take our program to Northeast Indiana for the first time in nearly 50 years is an exciting opportunity for us," Hoosiers coach Tom Crean said in a statement issued by the team. "We look forward to the experience of playing in another historic venue and in front of an incredibly passionate fan base.”

Indiana has a 7-1 all-time record in the Summit City, having played there once a year from 1960 to 1967.