Mike Woodson on Playing Kentucky: "That Could Possibly Happen in the Future"

Jon Rothstein

Mike Woodson has loaded up Indiana's non-conference schedule with blue blood opponents for the upcoming season and the head coach of the Hoosiers didn't rule out possibly adding another one in the future.

When asked Monday on the College Hoops Today Podcast if Indiana and Kentucky could resume their annual series down the line, Woodson didn't rule it out of the realm of possibility.

"That can possibly happen in the future," Woodson said. "I just think that Cal (John Calipari) and I and the ADs and the administration --- we have to just come to some common ground and see what happens. I know that our fans would love to see it and I'm sure Kentucky fans would love to see it as well."

Indiana and Kentucky used to play each other on an annual basis, but have not went head-to-head in the regular season since the 2011-12 season. The two programs did meet in the NCAA Tournament in both 2012 and 2016.

The Hoosiers --- who are widely considered to be the favorites in the Big Ten entering the 2022-23 season --- have a loaded non-conference schedule that features games at Xavier (Gavitt Games) and Kansas as well as a home tilt against North Carolina in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge. Indiana will also play Arizona in Las Vegas on Dec. 10th.

The Hoosiers are currently ranked 13th in the ROTHSTEIN 45 while Kentucky is ranked FIFTH.

Jon Rothstein has been a college basketball insider for CBS Sports since 2010 and a contributor to the CBS Broadcast Network since 2016. He joined FanDuel in 2022 as a Content Creator. Rothstein is also the host of the College Hoops Today Podcast via Compass Media Networks.