sUniversity of Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletics announced today the television schedule for the 2002-03 men's basketball season. Twenty- three of the 27 regular season games will be broadcast this season, an increase of eight games from last year. Along with seven nationally- televised games, Golden Gopher fans can catch all the basketball action on KSTP- TV (Channel 5) or KSTC-TV (Channel 45).
In addition, the athletics department announced some time and date changes to the schedule. The Fairleigh Dickinson game, originally scheduled for Sat., Dec. 14, will now be played on Friday, Dec. 13, as part of a men's basketball - women's basketball doubleheader. The men's game will begin at 5:30 p.m., and the women's game against University of Missouri-Kansas City will tip at 8 p.m.
The Oregon game on Dec. 22 will start at 2 p.m. Central time and be broadcast on Fox Sports Net. The Oral Roberts game, originally scheduled for Jan. 2, has been moved to Wednesday, Jan. 1, at noon. Also, the Sat., Feb. 22 game vs. Penn State, will now begin at 8 p.m., instead of the original 7 p.m. start.
A full schedule with TV listings follows.
2002-03 Minnesota Men's Basketball Schedule
Day Date Opponent Time TV Fri. Nov. 8 MSU, Mankato (exh.) 7 p.m. none Sun. Nov. 17 Team Nike (exh.) 1 p.m. none Sun. Nov. 24 UNC-Asheville 1 p.m. KSTP-Ch. 5 Sat. Nov. 30 Georgia 1 p.m. KSTC-Ch. 45 Wed. Dec. 4 Georgia Tech 6 p.m. ESPN (ACC/Big Ten Challenge) Fri. Dec. 6 Bethune Cookman 7 p.m. none Sun. Dec. 8 at Nebraska 2 p.m. KSTP-Ch. 5 Tue. Dec. 10 Arkansas-Little Rock 7 p.m. KSTC-Ch. 45 Fri. Dec. 13 Fairleigh Dickinson 5:30 p.m. none Sun. Dec. 22 at Oregon 2 p.m. Fox Sports Net Sat. Dec. 28 Texas Tech 1 p.m. ESPN Wed. Jan. 1 Oral Roberts noon none Sat. Jan. 4 Sacred Heart 1 p.m. none Tue. Jan. 7 Illinois 6 p.m. ESPN Wed. Jan. 15 at Wisconsin 7 p.m. KSTC-Ch. 45 Sat. Jan. 18 Michigan State 1 p.m. ESPN2 Wed. Jan. 22 at Michigan 7 p.m. KSTC-Ch. 45 Sat. Jan. 25 Northwestern 7 p.m. KSTC-Ch. 45 Wed. Jan. 29 at Penn State 7 p.m. KSTC-Ch. 45 Sat. Feb. 1 Michigan 1:30 p.m. KSTP-Ch. 5 Wed. Feb. 5 at Ohio State 7 p.m. KSTC-Ch. 45 Sat. Feb. 8 Purdue 1:30 p.m. KSTP-Ch. 5 Wed. Feb. 12 Iowa 7 p.m. KSTC-Ch. 45 Wed. Feb. 19 at Northwestern 7 p.m. KSTC-Ch. 45 Sat. Feb. 22 Penn State 8 p.m. KSTC-Ch. 45 Wed. Feb. 26 at Michigan State 6 p.m. KSTC-Ch. 45 Sun. Mar. 2 Wisconsin 1 p.m. CBS Tue. Mar. 4 at Indiana 6 p.m. ESPN Sat. Mar. 8 at Illinois 3:30 p.m. or 7 p.m. KSTP-Ch. 5 or Sun. Mar. 9 at Illinois 1 p.m. CBS Thu.-Sun. Mar. 13-16 Big Ten Tournament TBA TBA (Chicago, Ill./United Center) All times and dates subject to change.
All times central.