Big Ten Announces 2021-22 Men’s Basketball Conference Schedule
Conference play tips off Dec. 5 vs. Ohio State
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – The 2021-22 Penn State men’s basketball schedule is now complete as the Big Ten Conference released the full 20-game slate of league games Wednesday afternoon. Penn State will host 10 Big Ten home games inside the Bryce Jordan Center, beginning with the conference opener on Dec. 5 against Ohio State.
Tipoff times and television network designations will be announced in the coming weeks.
Big Ten action begins at home on Sunday, Dec. 5 when the Nittany Lions host Ohio State inside the Bryce Jordan Center. The home team has won five of the last six meetings between the two squads.
Following a mid-week non-conference game against Wagner, Penn State will then head to Michigan State on Saturday, Dec. 11 for the second December Big Ten contest. The Nittany Lions round out the month with three non-conference games before Big Ten play gets back underway in January.
Penn State opens calendar year 2022 on Sunday, Jan. 2 when the Nittany Lions host the Indiana Hoosiers. A midweek trip to Northwestern follows on Wednesday, Jan. 5.
The Nittany Lions then open a two-game conference homestand when Purdue comes to town on Saturday, Jan. 8 for the Nittany Lions’ only Saturday conference home game of the season. Penn State will remain home to host Rutgers on Tuesday, Jan. 11 before traveling to Ohio State on Sunday, Jan. 16 to wrap up a home-and-home with the Buckeyes.
Penn State hosts Minnesota on Wednesday, Jan. 19, then plays back-to-back road games at Iowa (Saturday, Jan. 22) and Indiana (Wednesday, Jan. 26). January’s schedule concludes when the Nittany Lions host Iowa on Monday, Jan. 31.
February begins with a trip to Wisconsin on Saturday, Feb. 5, before Penn State returns to the BJC to host defending Big Ten regular-season champion Michigan on Tuesday, Feb. 8. A weekend trip to Minnesota follows on Saturday, Feb. 12.
The Nittany Lions then host three of their next four games inside the Bryce Jordan Center, beginning with a Tuesday, Feb. 15 battle against Michigan State. Following a Monday, Feb. 21 game at Maryland, PSU closes out February with its final home games of the regular season against Northwestern on Friday, Feb. 25 and Nebraska on Monday, Feb. 28.
The month of March will be played on the road as Penn State closes the regular season with away tilts at Illinois on Thursday, March 3 and at Rutgers on Sunday, March 6.
The 25th Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament will be held Wednesday, March 9 through Sunday, March 13 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis.
Season ticket renewals are now underway for the 2021-22 men’s basketball season, with more information available HERE. The student season ticket sale began on Tuesday, Sept. 7. Student season ticket pricing is staying at $35 this year and student season ticket packages include all 17 home games. More information on student season tickets can be found HERE. Single-game tickets will go on sale at the end of October with a Nittany Lion Club pre-sale, group sales and a general public sale. Pricing will be announced closer to the single-game sales.
Big Ten Announces Men’s Basketball Conference Slate
For the second time in three seasons, the Nebraska men’s basketball team will open conference play at Indiana, as the Big Ten Conference announced its 2021-22 schedule Wednesday afternoon.
Nebraska’s two early December games feature a pair of Big Ten heavyweights, as the Huskers will open at Indiana on Saturday, Dec. 4, in the Big Ten debut for Hoosier Head Coach Mike Woodson. It is the fourth time since the 2014-15 season that Nebraska has opened Big Ten play with Indiana (also 2014-15, 2016-17, 2019-20). The Huskers then open the home portion of their conference schedule on Tuesday, Dec. 7, against defending Big Ten regular-season champion Michigan in the first of two meetings between the schools in 2021-22.
In all, the 20-game conference slate features 14 games against teams which made the 2021 NCAA Tournament, including 10 of the Huskers’ first 12 B1G tilts.
The Huskers’ January slate features eight games against NCAA teams, including home matchups with Ohio State (Jan. 2), Big Ten Tournament champion Illinois (Jan. 11), Wisconsin (Jan. 25) and Rutgers (Jan. 29), as well as an MLK Day rematch with Indiana (Jan. 17). Nebraska’s road games include a back-to-back trip at Michigan State (Jan. 5) and Rutgers (Jan. 8) along with visits to Purdue (Jan. 14) and Ohio State (Jan. 22).
In February, the Huskers open the month with a rematch with the Wolverines (Feb. 1) before returning home for games against Northwestern (Feb. 5) and Minnesota (Feb. 9). The month also includes a home-and-home series against Iowa (Feb. 13 and Feb. 25) with the game in Lincoln on Feb. 25 serving as Senior Night. Other games that month include trips to Northwestern (Feb. 22) and Penn State (Feb. 28) and a home game against Maryland (Feb. 18).
The Huskers close the regular season on Sunday, March 6 at Wisconsin before the 25th Big Ten MBB Tournament takes place at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis March 9-13. Start times and network designations will be announced in the coming weeks.
The Huskers return three starters from last season, including Trey McGowens, Lat Mayen and Derrick Walker and welcomed a top-15 recruiting class to campus to fall, highlighted by five-star recruit Bryce McGowens. NU also adds a trio of Division I transfers, including Arizona State Alonzo Verge Jr., who averaged 14.0 points per game in 2020-21.
2021-22 Big Ten Conference Schedule
Sat., Dec. 4 at Indiana
Tues., Dec. 7 Michigan
Sun., Jan. 2 Ohio State
Wed., Jan. 5 at Michigan State
Sat., Jan. 8 at Rutgers
Tues., Jan. 11 Illinois
Fri., Jan. 14 at Purdue
Mon., Jan. 17 Indiana
Sat., Jan. 22 at Ohio State
Tues., Jan. 25 Wisconsin
Sat., Jan. 29 Rutgers
Tues., Feb. 1 at Michigan
Sat., Feb. 5 Northwestern
Wed., Feb. 9 Minnesota
Sun., Feb. 13 at Iowa
Fri., Feb. 18 Maryland
Tues., Feb. 22 at Northwestern
Fri., Feb. 25 Iowa
Mon., Feb. 28 at Penn State
Sun., March 6 at Wisconsin
Wed.-Sun., March 9-13 at Big Ten Tournament
Iowa, Big Ten Announce 2021-22 Schedule
IOWA CITY, Iowa — The University of Iowa, in conjunction with the Big Ten Conference, announced its 2021-22 men’s basketball schedule Wednesday.
The Hawkeyes will play 18 regular season home games and an exhibition game on Mediacom Court at Carver-Hawkeye Arena. Eight of Iowa’s 11 nonconference contests will be played in Iowa City, including six straight to start the season. Iowa will tipoff the 2021-22 season on Tuesday, Nov. 9, versus Longwood. The Hawkeyes will play nonconference road games at Virginia (Nov. 29) and Iowa State (Dec. 9) and a neutral site contest versus Utah State in Sioux Falls, South Dakota (Dec. 18).
Iowa will open Big Ten Conference play on the road at Purdue on Friday, Dec. 3, followed by a home game versus border-rival Illinois on Monday, Dec. 6.
Iowa will play seven Big Ten teams twice and six teams once. The Hawkeyes will compete against Illinois, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, Penn State, and Purdue twice. Iowa will host Indiana, Michigan State and Northwestern, and travel to Ohio State, Rutgers, and Wisconsin.
The Hawkeyes will play back-to-back true road games four times, including the final two contests of the regular season, and will have a three-game homestand, Feb. 13-22.
Head Coach Fran McCaffery, entering his 12th season as Iowa’s head coach, returns 10 players and welcomes five newcomers in 2021-22. Jordan Bohannon, who is the program’s all-time leader in games played, 3-pointers made, assists and free throw percentage, returns for his sixth season on the Hawkeye perimeter. Redshirt senior starter Connor McCaffery has ranked among the national leaders in assist-to-turnover ratio the last two seasons, while forward Keegan Murray was one of five players recognized on the All-Big Ten Freshman Team in 2021.
Fans can purchase season tickets ($365) and Fight For Iowa mobile pass tickets ($199) at the UI Athletics Ticket Office at Carver-Hawkeye Arena, over the phone at 1-800-IA-HAWKS, or online at hawkeyesports.com/tickets. Single game tickets will go on sale in early October.
Times and television/streaming information will be released at a later date.
Big Ten Releases Purdue Men’s Basketball Conference Schedule
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – The Big Ten Conference announced its 2021-22 composite schedule, releasing the dates of the Boilermakers’ 20-game conference slate. The announcement completes Purdue’s 31-game regular-season schedule that tips off Nov. 9, against Bellarmine.
Times and TV designations will be released at a later date.
In its fourth straight year playing a 20-game league schedule, the Boilermakers open Big Ten play prior to the holiday break. Purdue opens league play at home for the fourth straight season, when it hosts Iowa on Friday, Dec. 3. Six days later, Purdue closes out the Big Ten’s opening week at Rutgers on Thursday, Dec. 9.
Following a home game with Wisconsin on Monday, Jan. 3, Purdue will play four of its next five games on the road at Penn State (Jan. 8), Michigan (Jan. 11), Illinois (Jan. 17) and Indiana (Jan. 20). The lone home game sandwiched in there comes against Nebraska on Friday, Jan. 14.
After a home game with Northwestern (Sunday, Jan. 23) and road tilt at Iowa (Jan. 27), Purdue will then have four of its next five games at home, entering a crucial stretch against the league’s best in the hunt for a Big Ten title.
The Boilermakers will host Ohio State (Sunday, Jan. 30), travel to Minnesota (Feb. 5), then host Michigan (Saturday, Feb. 5), Illinois (Thursday, Feb. 10) and Maryland on Super Bowl Sunday (Sunday, Feb. 13). Ohio State, Michigan, Illinois and Maryland are all expected to be contenders for the Big Ten title.
Three of Purdue’s next four games will be on the road after that stretch, beginning at Northwestern (Feb. 16). Rutgers comes to town on Sunday, February 20, before road games at Michigan State (Feb. 26) and Wisconsin (March 1).
Purdue ends the regular season by hosting Indiana on Senior Night on Saturday, March 5.
Purdue will have eight league home games played on weekends (Friday to Sunday). The lone two weekday games will be against Wisconsin (Monday, Jan. 3) and Illinois (Thursday, Feb. 10).
The Big Ten Tournament will be held at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, from March 9 to 13.
MADISON, Wis. – With Wednesday’s announcement of the Big Ten Conference slate, the Wisconsin men’s basketball program unveiled its complete 2021-22 schedule, which includes 17 regular season home games at the Kohl Center.
Fans will have the opportunity to get their first look at this season’s team at the annual Red-White Scrimmage, which is set for October 17 at the Kohl Center. Time will be announced at a later date.
Wisconsin is scheduled to host UW-Whitewater for an exhibition on Friday, October 29.
The Badgers officially tip off the regular season November 9 at home against St. Francis Brooklyn.
As part of the Big Ten vs. Big East Gavitt Tipoff Games, Wisconsin hosts Providence in Madison on November 15. The Badgers and Friars will meet for the first time since 1996.
During Thanksgiving week, Wisconsin will play in the Maui Jim Maui Invitational, Nov. 22-24. The Badgers open up tournament play against Texas A&M on Nov. 22 at 1 p.m. (CT) on ESPN2. On Nov. 23, UW will face either Butler or Houston.
For this year’s Big Ten/ACC Challenge, the Badgers will travel to Atlanta for a game against Georgia Tech on December 1. Wisconsin also visited the Yellow Jackets in 2001 as part of the third-annual Big Ten/ACC Challenge.
Wisconsin returns home to host Marquette on Dec. 4 before opening Big Ten play with a two-game conference stint in December. The Badgers welcome Indiana to the Kohl Center on December 8 and then travel to play at Ohio State on December 11.
League play resumes in full for the Badgers on January 3 with a road trip to Purdue.
Men’s basketball student season tickets go on sale to all degree seeking undergraduate, graduate and professional students beginning September 23 at 7:30 a.m. CT. Tickets will be sold online at UWBadgers.com.
Complete tip times and television designations will be announced at a later date.