Two of the more historic college basketball programs in the Kansas Jayhawks and Indiana Hoosiers are close to scheduling a home-and-home series which could begin as early as the 2012 season, according to a report.
Indiana is returning everyone for next season. Rumor is #kubball is about to do a home-home series with them starting this season, too.— KansasSports (@KansasSports) April 10, 2012
Indiana is possibly looking to replace the Kentucky Wildcats on their 2012-13 schedule because of differences between the two schools. Indiana wants to keep the series on campus while Kentucky wants its to move the series to a neutral court.
This is where Kansas comes in to play, and Indiana head coach Tom Crean hinted a few days ago that Kansas could possibly replace Kentucky on the schedule:
"We'll have to wait and see," Crean said. "We're not overscheduling. We're not playing Kentucky if we're playing Kansas."
Kansas and Indiana have talked about starting a series next season. "There is interest on both sides, and the networks want to do it," Crean said.
This would be a touch non-conference game for Kansas who is losing multiple players to the NBA Draft, while Indiana has nearly their entire roster back which made a Sweet 16 run this past season.