Gophers to Appear on BTN 16 Times During B1G Slate
Andre Hollins led the Gophers in scoring last season during conference play.
Andre Hollins led the Gophers in scoring last season during conference play.

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.

Date Day Opponent Time TV
Jan. 2 Thursday vs. Michigan 6:00 p.m. BTN
5 Sunday vs. Purdue* TBD 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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