Big Ten releases conference opponents for Nebraska men’s, women’s hoops

Courtesy: UNL Media Relations

Visits by Big Ten co-champions Michigan State and Purdue to Pinnacle Bank Arena highlight the Big Ten Conference basketball opponent breakdown for the 2019-20 season released Wednesday afternoon.

The Huskers’ 20-game Big Ten schedule will feature 12 games against NCAA Tournament qualifiers, including a Spartan squad that reached the Final Four and a Purdue team that went to the Elite Eight before losing in overtime to national champion Virginia.

This is the second year that the Big Ten used a 20-game schedule with every team playing seven opponents both home and away while facing the other six one time. Last year, the Big Ten had 10 teams reach postseason play, including a conference record eight NCAA Tournament teams which was the most of any conference nationally.

The home schedule will include matchups with NCAA qualifiers Iowa, Michigan, Michigan State, Ohio State, Purdue and Wisconsin along with games with NIT qualifier Indiana as well as tilts with Northwestern, Penn State and Rutgers.  The matchups with Michigan State, Penn State and Purdue are NU’s single-play road contests.

On the road, the Huskers will make trips to Illinois, Maryland and Minnesota, along with games at Iowa, Indiana, Michigan, Northwestern, Rutgers, Ohio State and Wisconsin. The matchups with the Fighting Illini, Terrapins and Golden Gophers will be NU’s single-play road contests.

Fans who want information on signing up for season tickets for Fred Hoiberg’s first season at Nebraska can join the 2019-20 Ticket Request List by visiting Huskers.com/Tickets.

2019-20 Big Ten Men’s Basketball Opponents

NEBRASKA

Home: Michigan State, Penn State, Purdue

Away: Illinois, Maryland, Minnesota

Home/Away: Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Northwestern, Ohio State, Rutgers, Wisconsin

ILLINOIS

Home: Indiana, Minnesota, Nebraska

Away: Ohio State, Penn State, Wisconsin

Home/Away: Iowa, Maryland, Michigan, Michigan State, Northwestern, Purdue, Rutgers

INDIANA

Home: Iowa, Michigan State, Northwestern

Away: Illinois, Michigan, Rutgers

Home/Away: Maryland, Minnesota, Nebraska, Ohio State, Penn State, Purdue, Wisconsin

IOWA

Home: Ohio State, Rutgers, Wisconsin

Away: Indiana, Michigan State, Northwestern

Home/Away: Illinois, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, Penn State, Purdue

MARYLAND

Home: Michigan, Nebraska, Purdue

Away: Minnesota, Penn State, Wisconsin

Home/Away: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan State, Northwestern, Ohio State, Rutgers

MICHIGAN

Home: Indiana, Penn State, Wisconsin

Away: Maryland, Minnesota, Northwestern

Home/Away: Illinois, Iowa, Michigan State, Nebraska, Ohio State, Purdue, Rutgers

MICHIGAN STATE

Home: Iowa, Ohio State, Rutgers

Away: Indiana, Nebraska, Purdue

Home/Away: Illinois, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Northwestern, Penn State, Wisconsin

MINNESOTA

Home: Maryland, Michigan, Nebraska

Away: Illinois, Purdue, Rutgers

Home/Away: Indiana, Iowa, Michigan State, Northwestern, Ohio State, Penn State, Wisconsin

NORTHWESTERN

Home: Iowa, Michigan, Ohio State

Away: Indiana, Rutgers, Wisconsin

Home/Away: Illinois, Maryland, Michigan State, Minnesota, Nebraska, Penn State, Purdue

OHIO STATE

Home: Illinois, Purdue, Rutgers

Away: Iowa, Michigan State, Northwestern

Home/Away: Indiana, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, Penn State, Wisconsin

PENN STATE

Home: Illinois, Maryland, Wisconsin

Away: Michigan, Nebraska, Purdue

Home/Away: Indiana, Iowa, Michigan State, Minnesota, Northwestern, Ohio State, Rutgers

PURDUE

Home: Michigan State, Minnesota, Penn State

Away: Maryland, Nebraska, Ohio State

Home/Away: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Northwestern, Rutgers, Wisconsin

RUTGERS

Home: Indiana, Minnesota, Northwestern

Away: Iowa, Michigan State, Ohio State

Home/Away: Illinois, Maryland, Michigan, Nebraska, Penn State, Purdue, Wisconsin

WISCONSIN

Home: Illinois, Maryland, Northwestern

Away: Iowa, Michigan, Penn State

Home/Away: Indiana, Michigan State, Minnesota, Nebraska, Ohio State, Purdue, Rutgers

 

Big Ten also releases Husker women’s schedule

The Big Ten announced its layout of the 2019-20 conference season on Wednesday, including the home-and-road plays for the Nebraska women’s basketball team’s 18-game league season.

The Huskers, who are set to return 10 players from their 2018-19 squad including 2020 seniors Hannah Whitish, Nicea Eliely, Grace Mitchell and Kristian Hudson, will have Big Ten double-plays against defending conference champion Iowa, 2018 conference champion Ohio State, 2019 NCAA qualifier Indiana, Minnesota and Wisconsin. Eight of those 10 games for the Huskers will come against 2019 postseason qualifiers.

In addition to Nebraska’s home games against the Hawkeyes, Buckeyes, Hoosiers, Golden Gophers and Badgers, the Huskers will play 2019 NCAA Tournament qualifier Michigan at Pinnacle Bank Arena along with Purdue, Penn State and Illinois in their nine-game home Big Ten schedule.

Nebraska will complete its road conference schedule against NCAA Tournament qualifiers Maryland, Michigan and Rutgers along with 2019 WNIT runner-up Northwestern. Overall, eight of the Huskers’ nine Big Ten Conference road games next season will come against 2019 postseason tournament teams.

The Big Ten Conference will release dates for is 2019-20 league season in late-August or early-September. Non-conference schedule information will be announced by Nebraska as it becomes available.

2020 Nebraska Big Ten Opponents
(18-Game Conference Schedule)

Home (9)

  • Iowa+
  • Michigan
  • Indiana+
  • Minnesota+
  • Ohio State+
  • Purdue
  • Penn State
  • Wisconsin+
  • Illinois

Road (9)

  • Iowa+
  • Maryland
  • Indiana+
  • Michigan State
  • Rutgers
  • Minnesota+
  • Ohio State+
  • Northwestern
  • Wisconsin+

(+) indicates conference double-plays against Iowa, Indiana, Minnesota, Ohio State and Wisconsin