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.
B1G slate is set. ✔️
— Nebraska Basketball (@HuskerHoops) November 18, 2020
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
|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.|