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Tuesday, June 08, 2021 1:00 am

Briefs

Hoosiers to play pair of games in Bahamas

Staff, news services

The Indiana men's basketball team will play two exhibition games in the Bahamas in mid-August, the Hoosiers announced Monday. The trip will last from Aug. 10-16.

Indiana will play its games against professional team BC Mega, which is based in Belgrade, Serbia. The games will take place Aug. 13 and 15 at the Atlantis Resort on Paradise Island.

“I am extremely excited to bring the Indiana Hoosiers to the Bahamas this summer,” first-year coach Mike Woodson said in a statement. “This will be an excellent opportunity for our young men to grow as a team and begin to learn our new system.”

Reservations and tickets for both exhibition games are available by going to www.atlantisbahamas.com/iu-basketball-in-paradise.

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