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Big Ten releases 2021-22 men's basketball schedule
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Big Ten releases 2021-22 men's basketball schedule

Nebraska basketball players share thoughts on upcoming season

The Big Ten unveiled Nebraska’s conference schedule Wednesday. The final tally: 10 opponents who made the 2020-21 NCAA tournament, nine of which will come during conference play.

Conference play for Nebraska’s 20-game league slate begins Dec. 4 at Indiana. The home opener is set for Dec. 7 against Michigan.

NU, which went 3-16 in the league last season, plays six games against the four other Big Ten teams that finished last season with a losing record. The Huskers face Northwestern and Indiana twice and Penn State and Minnesota once.

Big Ten teams that NU plays twice this season: Indiana, Wisconsin, Northwestern, Michigan, Ohio State, Rutgers and Iowa. That’s four of the top six teams from last year’s standings, and Rutgers won a game in the NCAA tournament.

The Huskers also play five consecutive Power Five opponents to start December. Sandwiched between their Big Ten/ACC Challenge game against N.C. State (Dec. 1) and a nonconference matchup vs. Kansas State (Dec. 19) are Big Ten games against Indiana (Dec. 4) and Michigan (Dec. 7) and the Holiday Hoopsgiving game against Auburn (Dec. 11) in Atlanta. Three of those games are on the road or at a neural site.

The Big Ten tournament will be played March 9 through 13 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis. No game times or television information was announced for conference games yet.

Schedule

Oct. 27: Peru State (exhibition)

Oct. 31: Colorado (exhibition)

Nov. 9: Western Illinois

Nov. 12: Sam Houston State

Nov. 16: Creighton (Gavitt Games)

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Nov. 19: Idaho State

Nov. 21: Southern

Nov. 23: Tennessee State

Nov. 27: South Dakota

Dec. 1: at North Carolina State (Big Ten/ACC Challenge)

Dec. 4: at Indiana

Dec. 7: Michigan

Dec. 11: Auburn (in Atlanta, Holiday Hoopsgiving)

Dec. 19: Kansas State

Dec. 22: Kennesaw State

Jan. 2: Ohio State

Jan. 5: at Michigan State

Jan. 8: at Rutgers

Jan. 11: Illinois

Jan. 14 at Purdue

Jan. 17: Indiana

Jan. 22: at Ohio State

Jan. 25: Wisconsin

Jan. 29: Rutgers

Feb. 1: at Michigan

Feb. 5: Northwestern

Feb. 9: Minnesota

Feb. 13: at Iowa

Feb. 18: Maryland

Feb. 22: at Northwestern

Feb. 25: Iowa

Feb. 28: at Penn State

March 6: at Wisconsin


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