Indiana Convention Center to host NCAA Men’s Basketball Matchup

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INDIANAPOLIS – No. 25 Richmond and Loyola tip off at the Indiana Convention Center tonight at 6 PM as part of The Indy Games, a series of college basketball games hosted and manufactured by Indiana Sports Corp and Russ Potts Productions.

Dodd Technologies will produce the game with the competition aired live on NBC Chicago, NBC Washington, and ESPN+.

With the Circle City serving as the backdrop for the 2021 national championship, Indianapolis is a current college basketball hub and has hosted some of sport’s most highly anticipated contests. Two weeks ago, Bankers Life Fieldhouse hosted the Jimmy V Classic featuring No. 1 Gonzaga versus No. 15 West Virginia and No. 2 Baylor against No. 8 Illinois. One game of the State Farm Champions Classic also took center court at The Fieldhouse with No. 7 Kansas topping No. 20 Kentucky.

No. 25 Richmond holds a 5-1 record with its only loss to No. 11 West Virginia. The Spiders have picked up wins over No. 10 Kentucky and Northern Iowa this year led by long-time coach Chris Mooney. All five starters on this veteran-laden team average double figures in scoring, led by Blake Francis with 14.7 points per game and Nathan Cayo with 14.2 ppg. One of the top point guards in the nation is senior Jacob Gilyard, a member of the Bob Cousy Award Watch List, who contributes 10.7 ppg and 6.5 apg.

Loyola (3-1) looks to bounce back from its first setback of the season after a 77-63 decision at No. 12 Wisconsin. With an emphasis on shooting more three-point field goals this season, the Ramblers have launched 22.3 threes per game through four contests. Should they maintain that rate, it would set a school record for most trey attempts per game for a season. Loyola is led by Cameron Krutwig who is averaging 17.8 ppg and 5.3 rebounds per game. The senior enters the game versus Richmond with a streak of 78 consecutive starts.

The contest will be played with no fans in attendance, part of a controlled environment in Indianapolis coordinated by Indiana Sports Corp. Organizers worked with the Marion County Public Health Department to implement appropriate COVID-19 protocols, as well, to help protect the health and safety all of student-athletes, coaches and staff.


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