Women’s basketball releases 2020-21 schedule
Badgers scheduled to play 25 games this season
Credit Source: University of Wisconsin
MADISON, Wis. – Twenty Big Ten Conference games and five non-conference matchups await the Wisconsin women’s basketball team in 2020-21, head coach Jonathan Tsipis announced on Monday.
“We are excited to compete in the Big Ten expanded schedule this season, the finest basketball conference in the country,” said Tsipis. “With the opportunity to play top-25 teams almost every game, the Big Ten has done a great job of spreading out games to give us the opportunity for our student-athletes to have a great season.
“As always, the road to Indianapolis and the Big Ten Tournament will be a great challenge but collectively we are excited for the chance to play.”
Wisconsin’s (12-19 in 2019-20) season opens on Wednesday when it hosts Miami (Ohio) in the Kohl Center at 2 p.m. The Badgers also play Western Illinois, Prairie View A&M, Valparaiso and Nebraska-Omaha in non-conference home games.
The Big Ten season kicks off on Dec. 5 when the Badgers travel to Iowa. Five league teams are ranked among the top-25 teams in the Associated Press preseason poll, led by No. 12 Maryland. Other ranked teams include Indiana (#16), Northwestern (#17), Ohio State (#20) and Michigan (#25) while Rutgers receives one vote.
The UW Athletic Department previously announced that all Badger home games will be played without fans in the stands for an indefinite period of time due to the COVID-19 pandemic. UW had announced earlier in the fall that there would be no season tickets for basketball and season ticket holders have already been refunded or are in the process of being refunded.
2020-21 Wisconsin Women’s Basketball Schedule
Day Date Opponent Time
Wednesday Nov. 25 MIAMI (OH) 2 p.m.
Sunday Nov. 29 Western Illinois 2 p.m.
Saturday Dec. 5 at Iowa
Tuesday Dec. 8 Prairie View A&M 7 p.m.
Friday Dec. 11 RUTGERS
Sunday Dec. 20 Valpariso 2 p.m.
Tuesday Dec. 22 Nebraska-Omaha 1 / 2 p.m.
Thursday Dec. 31 at #25 Michigan
Sunday Jan. 3 Minnesota
Wednesday Jan. 6 #17 Northwestern
Sunday Jan. 10 at #16 Indiana
Thursday Jan. 14 #25 Michigan
Sunday Jan.17 #12 Maryland
Thursday Jan. 21 at Purdue
Sunday Jan. 24 Michigan State
Thursday Jan. 28 at Nebraska
Sunday Jan. 31 Illinois
Thursday Feb. 4 at #12 Maryland
Sunday Feb. 7 at Penn State
Wednesday Feb. 10 #20 Ohio State
Sunday Feb. 14 at Minnesota
Saturday Feb. 20 at #17 Northwestern
Wednesday Feb. 24 #16 Indiana
Sunday Feb. 28 Iowa
Fri./Sat. March 5/6 at Michigan State
Tues.-Sat. March 9-13 at Big Ten Tournament, Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Indianapolis
All home games, in bold, played at the Kohl Center, 601 W. Dayton St.
# – AP Preseason Rank