Big Ten announces 2020-2021 basketball schedule

  • 11/18/2020 5:02 pm in

The Big Ten has completed the 2020-2021 conference schedule and made the full announcement this afternoon.

Here’s the full release and the complete schedule:

(You can view the full IU schedule here.)

ROSEMONT, Ill. – The Big Ten announced Wednesday a full breakdown of men’s basketball conference games for all 14 schools for the 2020-21 season. For the third-consecutive year, each school will compete in a 20-game Big Ten schedule. Each school may also play up to seven non-conference games.

The conference season tips off Sunday, Dec. 13. This year’s schedule includes the most Big Ten Conference games on over-the-air broadcast networks in Conference history (17) and also features six games between Dec. 25-26, with four games to be played on Christmas Day. Over the course of the conference season, schools will play seven teams twice — once at home and once on the road — and six teams once, with three of those games being at home and the other three away. To allow for maximum flexibility in the potential rescheduling of games, this year’s schedule is built with two sets of collapsible byes during the weeks of Jan. 18-21 and Jan. 25-28, and the weeks of Feb. 22-25 and March 1-5.

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

Big Ten men’s basketball teams will follow the same medical protocols that were developed by the Big Ten Return to Competition Task Force and announced on Sept. 16, 2020. These protocols include daily antigen testing, enhanced cardiac screening and an enhanced data-driven approach when making decisions about practice/competition.

The complete 2020-21 Big Ten men’s basketball conference schedule can be found below. Television network designations and start times will be announced at a later date.



Sunday, Dec. 13, 2020
Penn State at Michigan

Monday, Dec. 14, 2020
Rutgers at Maryland

Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2020
Minnesota at Illinois

Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2020
Ohio State at Purdue

Sunday, Dec. 20, 2020
Michigan State at Northwestern
Illinois at Rutgers

Monday, Dec. 21, 2020
Nebraska at Wisconsin

Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2020
Purdue at Iowa

Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2020
Northwestern at Indiana
Rutgers at Ohio State
Illinois at Penn State

Friday, Dec. 25, 2020
Wisconsin at Michigan State
Iowa at Minnesota
Michigan at Nebraska
Maryland at Purdue

Saturday, Dec. 26, 2020
Indiana at Illinois
Ohio State at Northwestern

Monday, Dec. 28, 2020
Michigan State at Minnesota
Maryland at Wisconsin

Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2020
Northwestern at Iowa
Purdue at Rutgers

Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2020
Penn State at Indiana
Nebraska at Ohio State

Thursday, Dec. 31, 2020
Michigan at Maryland
Minnesota at Wisconsin

Saturday, Jan. 2, 2021
Purdue at Illinois
Michigan State at Nebraska
Iowa at Rutgers

Sunday, Jan. 3, 2021
Northwestern at Michigan
Ohio State at Minnesota
Wisconsin at Penn State

Monday, Jan. 4, 2021
Maryland at Indiana

Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2021
Rutgers at Michigan State
Nebraska at Purdue

Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021
Minnesota at Michigan
Penn State at Ohio State

Thursday, Jan. 7, 2021
Iowa at Maryland
Illinois at Northwestern
Indiana at Wisconsin

Friday, Jan. 8, 2021
Purdue at Michigan State

Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021
Michigan at Penn State
Ohio State at Rutgers

Sunday, Jan. 10, 2021
Maryland at Illinois
Indiana at Nebraska

Sun., Jan. 10 or Mon., Jan. 11
Minnesota at Iowa

Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021
Wisconsin at Michigan
Rutgers at Penn State

Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021
Illinois at Nebraska
Northwestern at Ohio State

Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021
Purdue at Indiana
Michigan State at Iowa

Friday, Jan. 15, 2021
Wisconsin at Rutgers

Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021
Ohio State at Illinois
Nebraska at Maryland
Michigan at Minnesota

Sunday, Jan. 17, 2021
Indiana at Michigan State
Penn State at Purdue

Sun., Jan. 17 or Mon., Jan. 18
Iowa at Northwestern

Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021
Maryland at Michigan

Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021
Penn State at Illinois
Minnesota at Nebraska

Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021
Indiana at Iowa

Friday, Jan. 22, 2021
Michigan at Purdue

Saturday, Jan. 23, 2021
Illinois at Michigan State
Maryland at Minnesota
Northwestern at Penn State
Ohio State at Wisconsin

Sunday, Jan. 24, 2021
Rutgers at Indiana
Nebraska at Iowa

Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021
Purdue at Ohio State
Northwestern at Wisconsin

Thursday, Jan. 28, 2021
Michigan State at Rutgers

Friday, Jan. 29, 2021
Iowa at Illinois

Saturday, Jan. 30, 2021
Wisconsin at Maryland
Indiana at Michigan
Penn State at Nebraska
Minnesota at Purdue

Sunday, Jan. 31, 2021
Rutgers at Northwestern
Michigan State at Ohio State

Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2021
Illinois at Indiana
Purdue at Maryland
Penn State at Wisconsin

Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2021
Nebraska at Michigan State
Michigan at Northwestern

Thursday, Feb. 4, 2021
Ohio State at Iowa
Minnesota at Rutgers

Fri., Feb. 5 or Sat., Feb. 6
Maryland at Penn State

Saturday, Feb. 6, 2021
Wisconsin at Illinois
Michigan State at Michigan
Northwestern at Purdue

Sunday, Feb. 7, 2021
Iowa at Indiana

Sun., Feb. 7 or Mon., Feb. 8
Nebraska at Minnesota

Mon., Feb. 8 or Tue., Feb. 9
Ohio State at Maryland

Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2021
Penn State at Michigan State

Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2021
Rutgers at Iowa
Indiana at Northwestern

Thursday, Feb. 11, 2021
Illinois at Michigan
Purdue at Minnesota
Wisconsin at Nebraska

Saturday, Feb. 13, 2021
Iowa at Michigan State
Indiana at Ohio State
Northwestern at Rutgers

Sunday, Feb. 14, 2021
Minnesota at Maryland
Nebraska at Penn State
Michigan at Wisconsin

Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2021
Northwestern at Illinois
Michigan State at Purdue

Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2021
Minnesota at Indiana
Maryland at Nebraska

Thursday, Feb. 18, 2021
Rutgers at Michigan
Ohio State at Penn State
Iowa at Wisconsin

Saturday, Feb. 20, 2021
Michigan State at Indiana
Illinois at Minnesota
Purdue at Nebraska

Sunday, Feb. 21, 2021
Penn State at Iowa
Wisconsin at Northwestern
Michigan at Ohio State
Maryland at Rutgers

Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2021
Nebraska at Illinois
Indiana at Rutgers

Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021
Ohio State at Michigan State

Fri., Feb. 26 or Sat., Feb. 27
Purdue at Penn State

Saturday, Feb. 27, 2021
Michigan at Indiana
Northwestern at Minnesota

Saturday, Feb. 27, 2021
Illinois at Wisconsin

Sunday, Feb. 28, 2021
Michigan State at Maryland
Iowa at Ohio State
Rutgers at Nebraska

Tuesday, March 2, 2021
Wisconsin at Purdue

Wednesday, March 3, 2021
Maryland at Northwestern
Minnesota at Penn State

Thursday, March 4, 2021
Iowa at Michigan

Saturday, March 6, 2021
Illinois at Ohio State
Indiana at Purdue

Sat., March 6 or Sun., March 7
Rutgers at Minnesota
Nebraska at Northwestern

Sunday, March 7, 2021
Penn State at Maryland
Wisconsin at Iowa
Michigan at Michigan State

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