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Big Ten Announces 2020-21 Men's Basketball Conference Schedule

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Lincoln – The Big Ten Conference released its 2020-21 men’s basketball conference schedule Wednesday afternoon.

The Huskers will be challenged this season, as half of their conference games are against teams ranked in the top 25 of the AP Preseason poll.

The 20-game schedule begins on Monday, Dec. 21, when the Huskers travel to Madison to take on defending Big Ten co-champion Wisconsin. Nebraska’s home opener is set for Friday, Dec. 25, when the Huskers will host Michigan for a special holiday matchup.

Nebraska’s double-play opponents for this season are Wisconsin, Michigan State, Purdue, Illinois, Minnesota, Maryland and Penn State. Nebraska’s single-play home opponents at Pinnacle Bank Arena include Indiana, Rutgers and Michigan, while the Huskers’ single-play road games are matchups at Iowa, Northwestern and Ohio State.

In all, seven Big Ten teams are ranked in the preseason, including Iowa (4), Wisconsin (7), Illinois (8), Michigan State (13), Ohio State (23), Rutgers (24) and Michigan (25).

Start times and broadcast information will be announced at a later date, while the non-conference schedule will be announced soon.

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.