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Big Ten Releases 2021-22 Men’s Basketball Schedule

September 08, 2021

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.

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.

DATEOPPONENTLOCATIONTIME/RESULTTV
Wed, Oct. 27Peru State (Exh.)Lincoln, Neb.TBA
Sun, Oct. 31Colorado (Exh.)Lincoln, Neb.12 p.m.
Tue, Nov. 9Western IllinoisLincoln, Neb.TBA
Fri, Nov. 12Sam Houston StateLincoln, Neb.TBA
Tue, Nov. 16CreightonLincoln, Neb.TBAFS1/BTN
Fri, Nov. 19Idaho StateLincoln, Neb.TBA
Sun, Nov. 21SouthernLincoln, Neb.TBA
Tue, Nov. 23Tennessee StateLincoln, Neb.TBA
Sat, Nov. 27South DakotaLincoln, Neb.TBA
Wed, Dec. 1North Carolina StateRaleigh, N.C.TBA
Sat., Dec. 4IndianaBloomington, Ind.TBA
Tues., Dec. 7MichiganLincoln, Neb.TBA
Sat, Dec. 11AuburnAtlanta, Ga.TBA
Sun, Dec. 19Kansas StateLincoln, Neb.TBA
Wed, Dec. 22Kennesaw StateLincoln, Neb.TBA
Sun., Jan. 2Ohio StateLincoln, Neb.TBA
Wed., Jan. 5Michigan StateEast Lansing, Mich.TBA
Sat., Jan. 8RutgersPiscataway, N.J.TBA
Tues., Jan. 11IllinoisLincoln, Neb.TBA
Fri., Jan. 14PurdueWest Lafayette, Ind.TBA
Mon., Jan. 17IndianaLincoln, Neb.TBA
Sat., Jan. 22Ohio StateColumbus, OhioTBA
Tues., Jan. 25WisconsinLincoln, Neb.TBA
Sat., Jan. 29RutgersLincoln, Neb.TBA
Tues., Feb. 1MichiganAnn Arbor, Mich.TBA
Sat., Feb. 5NorthwesternLincoln, Neb.TBA
Wed., Feb. 9MinnesotaLincoln, Neb.TBA
Sun., Feb. 13IowaIowa City, IowaTBA
Fri., Feb. 18MarylandLincoln, Neb.TBA
Tues., Feb. 22NorthwesternEvanston, Ill.TBA
Fri., Feb. 25IowaLincoln, Neb.TBA
Mon., Feb. 28Penn StateState College, Penn.TBA
Sun., March 6WisconsinMadison, Wis.TBA
Wed.-Sun., March 9-13Big Ten TournamentIndianapolis, Ind.TBA
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