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Basketball Day Indianareturns for 3rd annual event

Staff Report

FOX Sports Indiana, the Indiana Pacers, Indiana Fever and IHSAA this week announced that the third annual Basketball Day Indiana, a full day of games and television coverage celebrating Indiana’s game, will take place Jan. 19, 2019. Basketball Day Indiana is presented by St. Vincent.

FOX Sports Indiana will televise more than 14 hours of high school, college and Pacers coverage as part of Basketball Day Indiana 2019, and the celebration will expand beyond Indianapolis into communities throughout the state. 

Highlights of Basketball Day Indiana 2019 will include:

Five high school games: Two premier high school games will be played at Bankers Life Fieldhouse and three at North Daviess High School in Elnora, including the historic Buggy Bowl rivalry game between Barr-Reeve and North Daviess.

Flags: Every IHSAA high school hosting a game that weekend will receive a Basketball Day Indiana flag to display. The schools are encouraged to post photos to social media with the hashtag #BasketballDayIndiana.

National FOX Sports college games: FOX will broadcast Indiana-Purdue and St. John’s-Butler to a national audience. Basketball Day Indiana will be part of the national broadcasts.

IU-Purdue Postgame: FOX Sports Indiana will produce expanded postgame coverage following the Indiana-Purdue game in West Lafayette.

Larry Bird Day: FOX Sports Indiana will report from Larry Bird Day at Indiana State in Terre Haute.

Pacers at Bankers Life Fieldhouse: Basketball Day will conclude with the Pacers’ home game vs. Dallas. Throughout the day, FOX Sports Indiana will anchor coverage from a set in the entry pavilion of Bankers Life Fieldhouse.

“Once again we are excited to partner with our friends at FOX Sports Indiana and Bankers Life Fieldhouse to celebrate basketball in the Hoosier State,” said IHSAA commissioner Bobby Cox. “Basketball Day Indiana has become a highly anticipated event within the IHSAA membership and we are thrilled to expand both the coverage and recognition of this important occasion. Our sincere thanks are extended to FOX Sports Indiana along with the Indiana Pacers and Indiana Fever for their tremendous support of high school basketball in our state.”