Kansas basketball announces future home-and-home hoops series with Indiana

Kansas guard Frank Mason III (0) drives against Indiana forward OG Anunoby (3) during the first half of the Armed Forces Classic at Stan Sheriff Center, on Friday, Nov. 11, 2016 in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Kansas guard Frank Mason III (0) drives against Indiana forward OG Anunoby (3) during the first half of the Armed Forces Classic at Stan Sheriff Center, on Friday, Nov. 11, 2016 in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Tuesday, December 14, 2021

Dig out the footage of former Kansas point guard Jacque Vaughn hitting a game winner and cue the chatter about coaching legend Bobby Knight throwing a chair.

The Kansas men’s basketball program on Tuesday announced a home-and-home series with the Indiana Hoosiers, scheduled to begin next season.

The Jayhawks will play host to Indiana on Dec. 17, 2022 and travel to Bloomington, Indiana, on Dec. 16, 2023 for the return game.

That trip, during the 2023-24 season, will mark the Jayhawks’ first game at Indiana since 1994, and the series’ renewal next season will bring the first meeting between the two programs since 2016, when KU lost to Indiana in the Armed Forces Classic in Honolulu to open the 2016-17 season.

“We haven’t played Indiana in Lawrence since the mid-1990s,” Kansas coach Bill Self said, referencing the 1993 game won by Kansas, which featured Vaughn hitting a game-winning 3-pointer in the final seconds. “To be at Kansas and have Indiana on the schedule — two blue-bloods going after it — will certainly be a game that has national interest.”

That 1993 game, which served as Vaughn’s official arrival on the national college hoops scene, was voted as the seventh best game in Kansas basketball history during a Journal-World series of the Top 10 KU games of all-time in 2010.

To date, Kansas has recorded 2,331 all-time victories, which ranks second among NCAA Division I schools, just three wins behind Kentucky. Indiana ranks 10th with 1,877 all-time wins.

The two storied programs have combined for 10 national championships, with Indiana defeating KU for two of its five titles in 1940 and 1953.

The Hoosiers, now coached by first-year coach Mike Woodson, lead the all-time series with KU, 8-6, but Kansas has won six of the past eight meetings, dating back to the 1981-82 season.

"I'm extremely excited for our program to have the opportunity to play a home-and-home series against a team that is rich in tradition like the University of Kansas," Woodson said in an IU news release. "I think it's wonderful for the players and coaches in both programs to play these games in such iconic buildings like Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall and Allen Fieldhouse."

KU-IU series history

March 30, 1940 — Kansas City, Mo.* L 42-60

March 18, 1953 — Kansas City, Mo.* L 68-69

Dec. 6, 1971 — Bloomington, Ind. L 56-59

Dec. 5, 1972 — Lawrence L 55-72

Dec. 5, 1973 — Bloomington, Ind. L 59-72

Dec. 4, 1974 — Lawrence L 70-74

Dec. 29, 1981 — New York, N.Y.^ W 71-61

March 21, 1991 — Charlotte, N.C.$ W 83-65

Dec. 5, 1992 — Indianapolis, Ind. W 74-69

March 27, 1993 — St. Louis& W 83-77

Dec. 22, 1993 — Lawrence W 86-83 (OT)

Dec. 17, 1994 — Bloomington, Ind. L 61-80

Dec. 16, 1995 — Kansas City, Mo. W 91-83

Nov. 11, 2016 — Honolulu, Hawaii+ L 99-103 (OT)

*NCAA Finals; ^ECAC Holiday Festival; $NCAA Southeast Regional; &NCAA Midwest Regional; +State Farm Armed Forces Classic