In their final preseason game before the season opener, the Indiana Pacers faced off against the San Antonio Spurs at Indiana University’s Assembly Hall in Bloomington, Ind. Normally the home of the Hoosiers, the stadium became the home floor of the Pacers for one night. It was the first time the Pacers had played in Assembly Hall since 1972.
The Indiana University men’s basketball season kicked off their season with Hoosier Hysteria, an annual open practice, on Friday, Oct. 16, 2009, at Assembly Hall. This year’s team welcomes several new recruits, who are widely seen as the players who will help re-build the program still ailing from the Kelvin Sampson recruiting scandal two seasons ago.