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Butler to open next basketball season against IUPUI

INDIANAPOLIS – Local college basketball next season starts with an intracity pairing.

Butler and IUPUI will meet Wednesday, Nov. 6 at Hinkle Fieldhouse.

Coincidentally, both teams are coming off 16-17 seasons and postseason appearances. Butler was selected to the National Invitation Tournament and IUPUI to the Tournament.

The Bulldogs have an all-time record of 5-0 against IUPUI. The teams last met Dec. 28, 2015, in a game won by Butler 92-54.

The 2019-20 season will be the third for IUPUI in the Horizon League, the conference to which Butler formerly belonged.

The two coaches – Butler’s LaVall Jordan and IUPUI’s Jason Gardner – opposed each other twice as players during the 2000-01 season.