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Big Ten Announces Men’s Basketball Schedule, Huskers Open Conference Play at Wisconsin

November 18, 2020

The Nebraska men’s basketball team will open its conference schedule at Wisconsin on Monday, Dec. 21. The Big Ten Conference released the 2020–21 men’s basketball conference schedule on Wednesday.

The Huskers will face a 20-game conference schedule, with the home opener scheduled for Friday, Dec. 25, against Michigan. Nebraska is one of four Big Ten games to be played on Christmas Day: Wisconsin at Michigan State, Iowa at Minnesota, Maryland at Purdue and, of course, Michigan at Nebraska. The Nebraska men’s basketball team last played on Christmas Day in 2014. That matchup was against Ohio in Hawaii.

Nebraska’s double-play opponents for this 2020-21 season are Wisconsin, Michigan State, Purdue, Illinois, Minnesota, Maryland and Penn State. The Huskers’ single-play home opponents are Indiana, Rutgers and Michigan, while the single-play road games are matchups at Iowa, Northwestern and Ohio State.

Half of Nebraska’s conference games are against teams ranked in the AP preseason top 25. The Big Ten teams currently ranked are Iowa (4), Wisconsin (7), Illinois (8), Michigan State (13), Ohio State (23), Rutgers (24) and Michigan (25).

Tipoff times and broadcast information will be released at a later date. The non-conference schedule—which includes the Golden Window Classic—is expected to be announced soon. Coach Fred Hoiberg said Tuesday that he expected it as early as Wednesday.

 

2020-21 Nebraska Men’s Big Ten Basketball Schedule

Date Opponent Location
Monday, December 21 at Wisconsin Madison, Wis.
Friday, December 25 Michigan Pinnacle Bank Arena
Wednesday, December 30 at Ohio State Columbus, Ohio
Saturday, January 2 Michigan State Pinnacle Bank Arena
Tuesday, January 5 at Purdue West Lafayette, Ind.
Sunday, January 10 Indiana Pinnacle Bank Arena
Wednesday, January 13 Illinois Pinnacle Bank Arena
Saturday, January 16 at Maryland College Park, Md.
Wednesday, January 20 Minnesota Pinnacle Bank Arena
Sunday, January 24 at Iowa Iowa City, Iowa
Saturday, January 30 Penn State Pinnacle Bank Arena
Wednesday, February 3 at Michigan State East Lansing, Mich.
Sun., Feb. 7 or Mon., Feb. 8 at Minnesota Minneapolis, Minn.
Thursday, February 11 Wisconsin Pinnacle Bank Arena
Sunday, February 14 at Penn State University Park, Pa.
Wednesday, February 17 Maryland Pinnacle Bank Arena
Saturday, February 20 Purdue Pinnacle Bank Arena
Wednesday, February 24 at Illinois Champaign, Ill.
Sunday, February 28 Rutgers Pinnacle Bank Arena
Sat., March 6 or Sun., March 7 at Northwestern Evanston, Ill.
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