New Coaches, Bracketbuster Bid Highlight Court Report

Alex Young slams basketball through hoop

Summit League Player of the Year candidate Alex Young and the IUPUI Jaguars will compete in an ESPN Bracketbuster game for the first time during the 2011-12 men’s basketball season, under new head coach Todd Howard.

IUPUI basketball coaches pose with children in Peru

Howard and Parkinson were part of an IUPUI contingent that visited Peru to deliver shoes to children on behalf of Samaritan’s Feet in 2008.

The Jags also will host 16 home games this season, the most during the NCAA Division I era, including Conseco Fieldhouse games against in-state rivals Ball State and Valparaiso. Also on the schedule are Big East opponents Louisville and Georgetown, and a home-and-home series with Ball State.

The women’s team, with coach Austin Parkinson now the full-time head coach, will battle such in-state foes as Purdue and IU of the Big Ten and Butler of the Horizon League, with the IU game scheduled for The Jungle Dec. 11.