Big Ten announces 2015-2016 schedule, single plays

  • 02/19/2015 3:06 pm in

The Big Ten announced its 2015-16 men’s basketball schedule this afternoon.

Indiana will play Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska and Wisconsin twice next season.

The Hoosiers will host Maryland, Northwestern, Ohio State and Purdue for single plays and travel to Michigan, Michigan State, Penn State and Rutgers for single plays.

Indiana will play Michigan, Northwestern and Penn State twice during the 2016-2017 season under the Big Ten’s current three-year scheduling cycle, which began this season.

Dates, tip times and broadcast information for next season’s Big Ten schedule will not be released until late summer or the fall.

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  • Hoosier Hall

    My way too early prediction for next season: Wisconsin will have an uncharacteristically down year next season. I know, I know. Everyone is going to blast me and say they always finish in the top 4 but they are losing a ton this year (assuming Dekker goes early) and I just don’t think they’ll have the talent to finish in the top 7.

  • KevOMG

    Nooooooo play Maryland AT UMD! It was my first game since college I could go to.

  • Hoosier gal in Iowa

    I’m still sad we can’t have the Purdue match up as a guaranteed double play each year. 🙁

  • HoosierBballNut

    Who thought that having IU play Purdue just once is great for Fans and TV ?? :-/

  • Scary Larry Richardson

    Can’t understand that for the life of me. Just have one “rivalry protected” home-and-home per team every year. It’s 2 games per year for each team out of an 18 game schedule. They basically do the same thing for “Rivalry Week” in B1G football, why not just use the same matchups?

  • HannerTime Hoosier

    Ummm, we still have not signed an ESPN Top 100 recruit. Kinda coming to the dance a lil late at this point. So next year . . . .

  • IUfanPurduePhD

    All of the double-plays are winnable next year (although playing at Wisconsin will be really tough, especially if Dekker is back). Those home games are also very winnable. Assuming Troy comes back (which I think is 50/50 at this point) and our D improves to average, we should battle for first place next year.

  • Luke Gilpin

    Looks like Michigan is listed as a single and double play

  • Hoosier gal in Iowa

    The Michigan double play is for 2016-2017, single play for 2015-2016.

  • John D Murphy

    That isn’t bad. Depending upon player loses (and ours aren’t as likely as OSU and MD), we should be competitive for the B1G title next year.

  • Max

    Not sure I see your point. If Yogi & Troy stay, this team is looking nasty next year.

  • OhioHoosier

    Maryland, Us, Illinois, and Michigan are the teams to beat next year imo. With a full returning roster, we are the class of the big ten next season. Look for off years in East Lansing, Madison, and Columbus. Although to think these teams will still compete and maybe one of them will surprise me.

  • Hoosier Hall

    I’m looking at us, Maryland, Ohio State and Michigan State fighting for the top 4 spots.

  • HannerTime Hoosier

    We will be good, not awesome.

  • Kyl470

    If Troy comes back we should be a top 4 favorite.

  • pcantidote

    Agree. Crean and Painter need to just agree that when this happens they will schedule the missing game in December.

  • TomJameson

    I would like to see the guaranteed double play with PU, but if it’s a single play I’m glad it’s at iU.

  • TomJameson

    I think you’re right John. If the core players return and we get better on defense, we have a good chance to win the B1G title. But first up is to beat PU tonight!!

  • HannerTime Hoosier

    Did u watch Duke/UNC last night? Their energy alone would decimate us. No bits to keep the paint scoring down.

  • calbert40

    If the B1G is going to continue with this horrible schedule setup, they need to give each school one protected match-up. IU and PU should play home and home every year, period.

    I still say they just need to split the league into East and West divisions. Play the teams in your division twice (12 games) and all others once (7 games). Yes, that’s one more than we play now, but I’m certain every team would be willing to drop one lousy non-conference opponent to ensure a more equitable B1G slate of games.

    Get it done!

  • You are WRONG Bucko.. we will be awesome… You can take that to the bank…

  • HannerTime Hoosier

    So professor, what happens to impart an epic defense?! Then, when an elite coach delivers a perfect game plan to stop our juggernaut weave of death, what do we do to nimbly respond to their in game coaching?! Can we slay the dragon? Can we ever reach the Final 4 with this staff? Never happened w/ Cz & co. I do not for see it happening in CTC tenure. I hope you are correct though.

  • Corey Dunigan

    Brilliant, yet obvious

  • HannerTime Hoosier

    Hmm, guess ubr watching this up n coming AWESOME team struggle against PUKe?
    The Kool-Aid is stale. I do not follow you, we r NOT that good, nor r we going yo be.

  • HannerTime Hoosier

    BTW, wut is a Bucko?

  • HannerTime Hoosier

    Why is Vollin in vs HMP with 3 minutes to play?

  • HannerTime Hoosier

    Collins is In again, not Holt or HMP . . . great in game coaching CTC!

  • OhioHoosier

    Ohio state loses 5 seniors and and Russel so idk

  • Guyton25

    This looks pretty favorable in my eyes. Purdue, OSU, Maryland, Illinois, Wisconsin,Minnesota, and Iowa have to come here while we don’t have to return the favor for three of them. I love watching games @ Illinois and Minnesota too, so if we have to play at a good team’s venue those are the two I’d choose.

  • Hahaha.. Well Bucko’ is a name my departed brother used to call me sometimes…lol.. It really isn’t detrimental, it’s more like a shortened version of ‘Buckaroo’ or little cowboy.. I guess.. So I just thought it would be appropriate in that case… Anyway, I guess I have a little ‘egg on my face’ after last night. What a disappointment. But, I was really mostly thinking about next year. I do think we’ll have a pretty awesome team, maybe not ‘totally’ awesome, but depending on who we lose and with the two additions we already have signed.. I really would love to get Bryant as well, but in any case, I do think we’ll be a lot better, even than this year. I knew we were in trouble, last night when in the first 8 minutes or so, we’d be coming down the floor and just throw the ball in the air.. kind of wildly passing attempts.. no regard for making sure we had a good shot or anything. They talk about making each possession count and then they go out and play like that? They really just don’t seem to learn sometimes. As I said, REALLY disappointed. That was a very winnable game and we blew it. Feelin’ pretty ‘down’ this morning.