After losing to Gonzaga on 72-56 Monday night, SMU will travel to Bloomington, Ind. to face a rolling Indiana team.
Thursday’s game will be the third game of the season for either team: SMU sits at 1-1 while Indiana is 2-0. SMU holds a 2-1 all time advantage over Indiana, but the last time these two teams met was in 1977, when the Hoosiers won 56-51.
Thursday will be a homecoming of sorts for SMU head coach Larry Brown, who coached the Indiana Pacers from 1993-97, While with the Pacers, Brown posted a 190-137 record and led Indiana to three playoff appearances in four seasons.
It will actually be a homecoming for Nic Moore and Justin Martin, as both players hail from Indiana.
Moore was Indiana Mr. Basketball runner-up his senior season after averaging 27.2 points and 4.7 assists for Warsaw high school.
In three seasons under Brown, SMU is 12-14 on the road and went 6-6 last season. Monday’s loss to Gonzaga was SMU’s first loss on the road in as many games.
The game will be televised on the Big Ten Network and live audio and stats will be available at smumustangs.com/gameday. Tip-off is slated for 7 p.m.