The Nebraska Basketball team announced today their Big Ten schedule this afternoon. The Huskers will be tested early by opening their conference slate in Bloomington, Indiana on December 28th. The Hoosiers are coming off a Sweet 16 season and will likely be considered an early favorite for the conference title. NU will then head to the east coast to take on Maryland on New Year’s Day.
The Huskers will open their home slate on Jan. 5 vs. Iowa, followed by Northwestern. The rest of the early conference slate will be particularly challenging as they head to Michigan, host Michigan State and Ohio State.
The first thing you notice outside the two really tough road games is that Nebraska will not have any home games on Saturday’s at all in Big Ten play. Every weekend home game on the B1G slate is on a Sunday, and Nebraska plays only twice (or three times, depending on the scheduling of the Ohio St away game) on a Saturday after the December 10th game at Kansas.
Start times and TV will be determined for all Big Ten games at a later time.
A reminder that the season ending Big Ten Tournament will be at the Verizon Center in Washington DC this season. The first game for Nebrasketball will be against Sacramento State on Sunday, November 13th.
Here is the full Big Ten schedule.
Wed, Dec 28 at Indiana
Sun, Jan 01 at Maryland
Thu, Jan 05 Home vs. Iowa
Sun, Jan 08 Home vs. Northwestern
Sat, Jan 14 at Michigan
Wed, Jan 18 Home vs Ohio State
Sat, Jan 21 at Rutgers
Thu, Jan 26 at Northwestern
Sun, Jan 29 Home vs. Purdue
Thu, Feb 02 Home vs. Michigan State
Sun, Feb 05 at Iowa
Thu, Feb 09 Home vs. Wisconsin
Tue, Feb 14 Home vs.Penn State
Sat, Feb 18 or Sun, Feb 19 at Ohio State
Thu, Feb 23 At Michigan State
Sun, Feb 26 Home vs. Illinois
Thu, Mar 02 At Minnesota
Sun, Mar 05 Home vs. Michigan
Wed, Mar 08 - Sun, Mar 12 Big Ten Tournament Verizon Center (Washington DC)