Bankers Life Fieldhouse is fulfilling its primary purpose this week as the best barn in the state for hoops and hoops fans to enjoy all of the action on the court. Eight games in seven days through MLK Day on Monday, highlighted by three games on Saturday as part of the third annual Basketball Day Indiana.
The Pacers played on Tuesday (Suns) then on Thursday (Sixers), Saturday (Mavericks) and Sunday (Hornets). The Harlem Globetrotters take over on Friday and Monday for their annual visit to BLF. Plus, on Saturday, two quality high school matchups during the day with 3A Girls action that has #1 Northwestern facing #6 North Central and then 4A Boys with #10 Zionsville taking on defending state champs and #1 ranked Warren Central.
For Basketball Day Indiana, Fox Sports Indiana has scheduled a full day of basketball coverage starting at 8 a.m. ET with 11 high school, college and NBA games broadcast on various outlets, including IU at Purdue on FOX, before a wrapping up the day’s action at 10 p.m. ET on FSI.
Here’s a look at the schedule.
Basketball Day Indiana – Saturday, Jan. 19 (times Eastern; schedule subject to change)
That’s a full day of hoops which finishes with Luka Doncic making his first visit to the Fieldhouse. The Mavs rook has been sensational so far which should make for a great way to end the day...with a Pacers win, natch.
But first the Pacers have a big matchup with Philadelphia on Thursday evening. The game will be on TNT which brings Reggie Miller courtside to call the game. After rolling past the Suns, the Pacers sounded like a team ready to log a big win and beating the Sixers on national television would suffice.
With Uncle Reg in the house there should be plenty of energy to keep the Pacers grinding for that W.
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