College basketball fans in the state of Indiana will continue receiving a winter treat.
The Crossroads Classic, a one-day doubleheader pitting Hoosier State basketball heavyweights Purdue and Indiana against rivals Notre Dame and Butler, has been extended for two more seasons, the Indianapolis Star reported earlier this week.
The event illustrates the sheer power of basketball in the state of Indiana, as few other states in America have four programs of similar stature who aren't all conference rivals.
Still, there are several other states with a blend of power conference schools and dangerous mid-majors who could produce their own compelling annual events similar to the Crossroads.
While not all would feature the same casts from year to year, these 15 states or regions could provide great tests for their participants and interesting non-conference matchups for media to discuss.