Men's Basketball to Face Indiana State on Nov. 3



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TERRE HAUTE, IND. -- Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology will square off with the NCAA Division I Indiana State University Sycamores in a men's basketball exhibition game on Nov. 3.

The two teams will square off at 2:05 p.m. at Hulman Center in downtown Terre Haute.  Tickets are now available online at the link above, and will also be available on game day at the Hulman Center ticket office.

Rose-Hulman has qualified for two consecutive NCAA Division III Men's Basketball Tournaments after capturing two consecutive Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Tournament titles.  The Fightin' Engineers tied a school record with a 24-4 mark last season, led NCAA Division III in scoring defense by allowing just 51.8 points per game and hosted their first NCAA Tournament game since 1997.

Indiana State compiled an 18-15 record last season and finished fifth in the Missouri Valley Conference standings at 9-9.  The Sycamores return four starters from last season, qualified for the NCAA Tournament in 2011 and earned a spot in the NIT in 2013.

Rose-Hulman was ranked as high as No. 18 nationally in the weekly national poll last season.  The Fightin' Engineers return two starters, including second-team All-American Julian Strickland (pictured), and will open their home schedule on Nov. 30 against Carroll University.

Indiana State and Rose-Hulman will meet in an exhibition game for the third time this season, after previously meeting in November 2009 and 2010.  Indiana State leads the all-time series with Rose-Hulman 33-23, with the last regular season meeting taking place in 1932.