After learning the who back in May, Nebraska learned the when on Wednesday as the Big Ten released its conference schedule for the 2021-22 season.
Nebraska will open Big Ten play on the road at Indiana, led by new coach Mike Woodson, on Saturday, Dec. 4. That game will feature a match-up of former Pittsburgh backcourt partners, Nebraska’s Trey McGowens and Indiana’s Xavier Johnson, who transferred to Bloomington this offseason.
— Trey McGowens 3rd (@Trey5mac_) September 8, 2021
The Huskers’ other early conference game is at home against reigning Big Ten regular season champion Michigan on Nov. 7 before Nebraska dives back into nonconference play with games against Auburn in Atlanta, Kansas State and Kennesaw State to close out December.
Nebraska will dive into the meat of the conference slate on Jan. 2 with a home game against Ohio State led by All-Big Ten big man E.J. Liddell. Nebraska will host the 2021 Big Ten Tournament champion Illinois and star center Kofi Cockburn on Jan. 11. Nebraska’s only meeting with Purdue, a projected Big Ten title contender led by another talented big man in Trevion Williams, is set for Jan. 14 in West Lafayette. Nebraska will face Iowa twice in a two week span — Feb. 13 in Iowa City and Feb. 25 in Lincoln.
The Huskers will close out the conference slate on the road at Wisconsin on March 6. Four of their final six games will be away from home. The Big Ten Tournament is scheduled for March 9-13 at Bankers Life FIeldhouse in Indianapolis.
|Wed, Oct. 27||Peru State (Exh.)||Lincoln, Neb.||W, 97-58|
|Sun, Oct. 31||Colorado (Exh.)||Lincoln, Neb.||W, 82-67|
|Tue, Nov. 9||Western Illinois||Lincoln, Neb.||L, 75-74||BTN+|
|Fri, Nov. 12||Sam Houston State||Lincoln, Neb.||W, 74-65||BTN+|
|Tue, Nov. 16||Creighton||Lincoln, Neb.||L, 76-69||FS1|
|Fri, Nov. 19||Idaho State||Lincoln, Neb.||W, 78-60||BTN+|
|Sun, Nov. 21||Southern||Lincoln, Neb.||W, 82-59||ESPNU|
|Tue, Nov. 23||Tennessee State||Lincoln, Neb.||W, 79-73||BTN|
|Sat, Nov. 27||South Dakota||Lincoln, Neb.||W, 83-70||BTN+|
|Wed, Dec. 1||North Carolina State||Raleigh, N.C.||L, 104-100||ESPNU|
|Sat., Dec. 4||Indiana||Bloomington, Ind.||L, 68-55||BTN|
|Tues., Dec. 7||Michigan||Lincoln, Neb.||L, 102-67||ESPN2|
|Sat, Dec. 11||Auburn||Atlanta, Ga.||L, 99-68||ESPN2|
|Sun, Dec. 19||Kansas State||Lincoln, Neb.||L, 67-58||BTN|
|Wed, Dec. 22||Kennesaw State||Lincoln, Neb.||W, 88-74||ESPNU|
|Sun., Jan. 2||Ohio State||Lincoln, Neb.||L, 87-79||BTN|
|Wed., Jan. 5||Michigan State||East Lansing, Mich.||L, 79-67||BTN|
|Sat., Jan. 8||Rutgers||Piscataway, N.J.||L, 93-65||BTN|
|Tues., Jan. 11||Illinois||Lincoln, Neb.||L, 81-71||BTN|
|Fri., Jan. 14||Purdue||West Lafayette, Ind.||L, 92-65||FS1|
|Mon., Jan. 17||Indiana||Lincoln, Neb.||L, 78-71||BTN|
|Sat., Jan. 22||Ohio State||Columbus, Ohio||Postponed||BTN|
|Thurs., Jan. 27||Wisconsin||Lincoln, Neb.||L, 73-65||BTN|
|Sat., Jan. 29||Rutgers||Lincoln, Neb.||L, 63-61||BTN|
|Tues., Feb. 1||Michigan||Ann Arbor, Mich.||L, 85-79||BTN|
|Sat., Feb. 5||Northwestern||Lincoln, Neb.||L, 87-63||BTN|
|Wed., Feb. 9||Minnesota||Lincoln, Neb.||W, 78-65||BTN|
|Sun., Feb. 13||Iowa||Iowa City, Iowa||L, 98-75||FS1|
|Fri., Feb. 18||Maryland||Lincoln, Neb.||L, 90-74||BTN|
|Tues., Feb. 22||Northwestern||Evanston, Ill.||L, 77-65||BTN|
|Fri., Feb. 25||Iowa||Lincoln, Neb.||L, 88-78||FS1|
|Mon., Feb. 28||Penn State||State College, Penn.||W, 93-70||BTN|
|Tue., March 1||Ohio State||Columbus, Ohio||W, 78-70||BTN|
|Sun., March 6||Wisconsin||Madison, Wis.||1 p.m.||BTN|
|Big Ten Tournament|
|Wed., March 9||Northwestern||Indianapolis, Ind.||L, 71-69||BTN|
Jacob is in his third year with Hail Varsity covering Husker athletics. He has also written extensively for SB Nation’s Bright Side of the Sun and The Creightonian. His love of basketball can best be described as an obsession and if you need to find him, he’s probably in a gym somewhere watching, coaching or playing hoops.