Good news for fans of college basketball in Indiana: The Crossroads Classic has been extended through 2019, Purdue announced Thursday afternoon.
In even numbered years, Butler and Indiana play while Notre Dame faces Purdue. In odd-numbered years, Butler faces Purdue while Indiana plays Notre Dame. Per regulations, Indiana and Purdue never face off due to their Big Ten alignment. Consequently, Butler and Notre Dame never face off due to Notre Dame's former membership in the Big East.
The Classic has produced some thrilling games in it's first three years, most notably, this Butler-Indiana showdown from 2012 which saw the unranked Bulldogs knock off the #1 ranked Hoosiers.
This year's Classic will take place on December 20, and will feature Butler facing Indiana while Notre Dame faces Purdue (Times TBA).