Oct. 2, 2013
The University of Minnesota men's basketball program will appear on the BTN a total of 16 times during the Big Ten Conference season, the network announced today. In all, BTN will televise 67 men’s conference basketball matchups, including four Big Ten Tournament games and an additional number of non-conference games.
Minnesota will open the conference season with a pair of home games for the second-consecutive season – Jan. 2 against the national runner-up Michigan Wolverines and a Jan. 5 game against Purdue, both on BTN. The Gophers’ other home games on the network will be against Wisconsin (Jan. 22), Northwestern (Feb. 1), Indiana (Feb. 8), Illinois (Feb. 19) and Iowa (Feb. 25). In addition, the Minnesota /Penn State matchup (March 8 or 9) at The Barn may also be televised by the BTN.
Minnesota’s road conference games on BTN will be at Penn State (Jan. 8), at Michigan State (Jan. 11), at Iowa (Jan. 19), at Nebraska (Jan. 26), at Purdue (Feb. 5), at Northwestern (Feb. 16), at Ohio State (Feb. 22) and at Michigan (March 1).
Minnesota returns its top two scorers from a team that finished the 2012-13 season 21-13 overall, including a win over UCLA in the second round of the NCAA Tournament.
The entire Gophers Big Ten Conference schedule is below.
|Jan.||2||Thursday||vs. Michigan||6:00 p.m.||BTN|
|8||Wednesday||at Penn State||6:00 p.m.||BTN|
|11||Saturday||at Michigan State||1:15 p.m.||BTN|
|16||Thursday||vs. Ohio State||8:00 p.m.||ESPN2|
|19||Sunday||at Iowa||12:00 p.m.||BTN|
|22||Wednesday||vs. Wisconsin||8:00 p.m.||BTN|
|26||Sunday||at Nebraska||5:00 p.m.||BTN|
|Feb.||1||Saturday||vs. Northwestern||1:00 p.m.||BTN|
|5||Wednesday||at Purdue||7:30 p.m.||BTN|
|8||Saturday||vs. Indiana||7:15 p.m.||BTN|
|13||Thursday||at Wisconsin||8:00 p.m.||ESPN/2|
|16||Sunday||at Northwestern||5:00 p.m.||BTN|
|19||Wednesday||vs. Illinois||8:00 p.m.||BTN|
|22||Saturday||at Ohio State||TBD||BTN|
|25||Tuesday||vs. Iowa||6:00 p.m.||BTN|
|Mar.||1||Saturday||at Michigan||5:00 p.m.||BTN|
|8/9||Sat./Sun.||vs. Penn State**||TBD||TBD|
|13-16||Thur.-Sun.||Big Ten Tournament||TBD||TBD|
* Start time to be determined no later than Dec. 30
** Date, start time & network assignment to be determined no later than Mar. 3
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