Big Ten Releases Men’s Basketball Schedule, Huskers Home Opener is Christmas Day

Big Ten Releases Men’s Basketball Schedule, Huskers Home Opener is Christmas Day

Just a week before the college basketball season begins and the Big Ten Conference has finally released a schedule 2020-21.

The conference slate is 20 games deep for each school, beginning with Penn State at Michigan on December 13. With the possibility of missing games due to COVID-19, the schedule is built with two sets of collapsible byes during the weeks of January 18-21 and January 25-28, and the weeks of February 22-25 and March 1-5.

Seven Big Ten teams are ranked in the Associated Press preseason Top-25: Iowa (4), Wisconsin (7), Illinois (8), Michigan State (13), Ohio State (23), Rutgers (24), and Michigan (25).

Nebraska opens the season December 21 at Wisconsin. The home opener is against Michigan on Christmas Day.

The Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament will be played March 10-14 at the United Center in Chicago.

The non-conference schedule for the Huskers has yet to be released. Nebraska’s full conference schedule is below.

2020-21 Nebraska Basketball Big Ten Schedule

Date                                                                        Opponent                                               Location
Monday, December 21, 2020                         at Wisconsin                                           Madison, Wis.
Friday, December 25, 2020                            Michigan                                                 Pinnacle Bank Arena
Wednesday, December 30, 2020                  at Ohio State                                          Columbus, Ohio
Saturday, January 2, 2021                              Michigan State                                      Pinnacle Bank Arena
Tuesday, January 5, 2021                                 at Purdue                                                West Lafayette, Ind.
Sunday, January 10, 2021                               Indiana                                                     Pinnacle Bank Arena
Wednesday, January 13, 2021                      Illinois                                                      Pinnacle Bank Arena
Saturday, January 16, 2021                             at Maryland                                            College Park, Md.
Wednesday, January 20, 2021                      Minnesota                                              Pinnacle Bank Arena
Sunday, January 24, 2021                                at Iowa                                                     Iowa City, Iowa
Saturday, January 30, 2021                            Penn State                                              Pinnacle Bank Arena
Wednesday, February 3, 2021                       at Michigan State                                 East Lansing, Mich.
Sun., Feb. 7 or Mon., Feb. 8                           at Minnesota                                         Minneapolis, Minn.
Thursday, February 11, 2021                         Wisconsin                                               Pinnacle Bank Arena
Sunday, February 14, 2021                              at Penn State                                         University Park, Pa.
Wednesday, February 17, 2021                    Maryland                                                Pinnacle Bank Arena
Saturday, February 20, 2021                          Purdue                                                     Pinnacle Bank Arena
Wednesday, February 24, 2021                     at Illinois                                                  Champaign, Ill.
Sunday, February 28, 2021                             Rutgers                                                    Pinnacle Bank Arena
Sat., March 6 or Sun., March 7                      at Northwestern                                  Evanston, Ill.

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