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Nebraska Basketball: 2017-18 Big Ten Conference Schedule Released

The Big Ten announced this years conference schedule

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The Big Ten announced the basketball conference schedule today and here is a rundown of who and when the Nebraska Cornhuskers will be playing this season.

The first thing that sticks out is that the Huskers will be getting two of their harder games to start the slate. They will travel to Michigan State, then host Minnesota in that week before the Creighton & Kansas games.

The second thing you’ll notice is that Nebraska, after being shut out of Saturday home games in the conference slate last year, gets two of them this season. They’ll host Iowa on January 27th, and Rutgers on February 10th, both Saturday games. The Huskers will be on the road on some Friday’s & Mondays, you’ll also notice. The Big Ten decided that those days were not off limits anymore in scheduling.

The Huskers will finish the season hosting four of their final five B1G games in the friendly confines of Pinnacle Bank Arena.

The full Nebraska schedule, with B1G games in bold:

Saturday, Nov. 11 Eastern Illinois

Monday, Nov. 13 North Texas

Thursday, Nov. 16 at St. John’s (Gavitt Games)

Sunday, Nov. 19 North Dakota

Advocare Invitational (Long Beach State, Marist, Missouri, Oregon State, St. John’s, UCF and West Virginia)

Thursday, Nov. 23 vs. UCF (Advocare Invitational)

Friday, Nov. 24 vs. West Virginia/Marist (

Sunday, Nov. 26 vs. TBA

Wednesday, Nov.29 vs. Boston College (B1G/ACC Challenge)

Sunday, Dec. 3 at Michigan State

Tuesday, Dec. 5 Minnesota

Saturday, Dec. 9 at Creighton

Saturday, Dec. 16 Kansas (Shelter Insurance Showdown)

Wednesday, Dec. 20 UTSA

Friday, Dec. 22 Delaware State

Friday, Dec. 29 Stetson

Tuesday, Jan. 2 at Northwestern

Saturday, Jan 6th at Purdue

Tuesday, Jan. 9 Wisconsin

Friday, Jan. 12 at Penn State

Monday, Jan. 15 Illinois

Thursday, Jan. 18 Michigan

Monday, Jan. 22 at Ohio State

Wednesday, Jan. 24 at Rutgers

Saturday, Jan. 27 Iowa

Monday, Jan. 29 at Wisconsin

Tuesday, Feb. 6 at Minnesota

Saturday, Feb. 10 Rutgers

Tuesday, Feb. 13 Maryland

Saturday, Feb. 17 at Illinois

Tuesday, Feb. 20 Indiana

Sunday, Feb. 25 Penn State