Big Ten announces single-plays for 2011-2012 season

  • 06/16/2011 1:45 pm in

The Big Ten isn’t expected to announce the full men’s basketball schedule for 2011-2012 until August, but the conference announced single-plays for next season earlier today:

During the 2011-12 Big Ten men’s basketball season, each team will play seven teams twice and four teams once. Below are each team’s “single-plays” for the upcoming season, as well as home-away designations for those games.

The single-plays for IU are as follows:

Home: Illinois, Northwestern
Away: Nebraska, Wisconsin

Tough break with getting Wisconsin on the road rather than at home, but the game at Lincoln should be a solid opportunity to walk away with a win. The Hoosiers avoid a trip to the other Assembly Hall, but also won’t get the opportunity to travel to Welsh-Ryan Arena, which is usually packed with IU fans.

The list of single-plays for the remainder of the conference is available after the jump …

Illinois
Home: Iowa, Michigan State
Away: Indiana, Penn State 

Iowa
Home: Michigan, Ohio State
Away: Illinois, Michigan State

Michigan
Home: Minnesota, Wisconsin
Away: Iowa, Nebraska

Michigan State
Home: Iowa, Penn State
Away: Illinois, Northwestern

Minnesota
Home: Ohio State, Purdue
Away: Michigan, Penn State

Nebraska
Home: Indiana, Michigan
Away: Northwestern, Purdue

Northwestern
Home: Michigan State, Nebraska
Away: Indiana, Wisconsin

Ohio State
Home: Penn State, Purdue
Away: Iowa, Minnesota

Penn State
Home: Illinois, Minnesota
Away: Michigan State, Ohio State

Purdue
Home: Nebraska, Wisconsin
Away: Minnesota, Ohio State

Wisconsin
Home: Indiana, Northwestern
Away: Michigan, Purdue

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  • GFDave

    Gonna take some getting used to seeing Nebraska on the schedule.

  • GFDave

    Gonna take some getting used to seeing Nebraska on the schedule.

  • Devin Savage

    Uh, I think that IU got hosed a little bit. Only Wisconsin has a chance here to be a top-three team, and it is possible that we could’ve beat them at home, but certainly not on the road.
    Illinois is going to be one of the worst teams in the conference, altho I suppose it’s not assured that we’d win there. Northwestern has a chance to be a NCAA team, so it’s good we won’t play at Welsh-Ryan, but they could beat us at home again, and Nebraska can certainly beat us at their place, although they’d probably be a W for at Assembly Hall.

  • Devin Savage

    Uh, I think that IU got hosed a little bit. Only Wisconsin has a chance here to be a top-three team, and it is possible that we could’ve beat them at home, but certainly not on the road.
    Illinois is going to be one of the worst teams in the conference, altho I suppose it’s not assured that we’d win there. Northwestern has a chance to be a NCAA team, so it’s good we won’t play at Welsh-Ryan, but they could beat us at home again, and Nebraska can certainly beat us at their place, although they’d probably be a W for at Assembly Hall.

  • IU_Fan_99

    I’m bummed about IU not playing here in Evanston… I was hoping to see Cody play against Northwestern here in Chicago this year¬† ūüôĀ

  • IU_Fan_99

    I’m bummed about IU not playing here in Evanston… I was hoping to see Cody play against Northwestern here in Chicago this year¬† ūüôĀ

  • Anonymous

    I think we didn’t get any help from the conference on that schedule either.¬† This is what I hate about the unbalanced schedule.¬† Look at Iowa compared to us: Michigan, OSU, Illinois, MSU.¬† I’d trade them!

    Personally, I think that if the Big Ten is going to continue to do this type of schedule, Illinois should be a protected rivalry for us.  We should play them twice each year along with PU.  If not Illinois, maybe MSU?

  • I live in Kansas City, just a short drive from Lincoln, NE. I can’t contain my excitement that IU is playing near me. I’m already planning me road trip with fellow Hoosiers here in KC.

  • Anonymous

    OSU gets Iowa and Minnesota as away games? Are you kidding me? Was Tressel on the panel to chose the schedule??? Oh well… I am glad we get NE away. Also, kind of glad we get IL at home.

  • Am I the only person who’s disappointed that the only chance I’ll have to see Nebraska visit Bloomington while I’m an undergrad is senior year for basketball IF we don’t get them as an away single? I know it would be bad if they came in football, but I was looking forward to it.

  • Am I the only person who’s disappointed that the only chance I’ll have to see Nebraska visit Bloomington while I’m an undergrad is senior year for basketball IF we don’t get them as an away single? I know it would be bad if they came in football, but I was looking forward to it.

  • Am I the only person who’s disappointed that the only chance I’ll have to see Nebraska visit Bloomington while I’m an undergrad is senior year for basketball IF we don’t get them as an away single? I know it would be bad if they came in football, but I was looking forward to it.

  • CreamandCrimson

    I think you are kinding of missing the point. ¬†OSU only gets to play Iowa and Minnesota on the road. ¬†They don’t get to host them in Columbus and they don’t get to play at Penn State or have to go to Lafayette to battle Purdue. ¬†Overall, I’d be kind of disappointed if I was a Buckeyes fan (for multiple reasons) because I only get to play Iowa, Minnesota, Penn St. and Purdue once each.

  • CreamandCrimson

    I am having a difficult time figuring out how important this is. ¬†Obviously, knowing which teams are going to finish in the top half and which teams are garbage is difficult because of the seemingly wide-open middle of the conference. ¬†I don’t think there will be too much from team 2 or 3 down to team 8 or 9. ¬†That being said, not being able to host Wisconsin (potential good home win) or Nebraska (one of the easier conference home games) is a bit disappointing. ¬†Also, not having a chance to beat Bruce Weber twice and help end his coaching tenure at Illinois or seeing IU’s annual Windy City homecoming in Welsh-Ryan kind of stinks. ¬†

    Would have loved to see no trip to OSU or Wisconsin and single play away at…(I actually can’t come up with any teams I don’t particularly want to visit Assembly, Big Ten will be way down and no one is that scary). ¬†Just beat enough people on the schedule to keep playing after the Big Ten Tourney and I think most of us will be happy with the progression.