IOWA CITY, Iowa – The Big Ten announced its 2016-17 men’s basketball conference schedule on Thursday. The conference season begins Dec. 27, and culminates with the 20th annual Big Ten Tournament at the Verizon Center in Washington D.C. from March 8-12.
The University of Iowa will open league play on the road at Purdue on Dec. 28, before returning home to host Michigan on New Year’s Day on Mediacom Court at Carver-Hawkeye Arena.
Iowa will play six home Big Ten games on the weekend, including two Saturday contests: Ohio State (Jan. 28) and Illinois (Feb. 18). Sunday home games include: Michigan (Jan. 1), Rutgers (Jan. 8), Nebraska (Feb. 5), and Penn State (March 5). The contest against Nittany Lions on March 5 will serve as “Senior Day.”
Iowa will play Illinois, Maryland, Nebraska, Purdue, and Rutgers twice each. The Hawkeyes will play Minnesota, Michigan State, Northwestern, and Wisconsin all once on the road, while competing against Indiana, Michigan, Ohio State, and Penn State all once at home.
Television designations for the Big Ten men’s basketball conference schedule and Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament will be announced at a later date.
2016-17 IOWA MEN’S BASKETBALL SCHEDULE
Date Opponent Site Time TV
Fri., Nov. 4 Regis University IOWA CITY TBA TBA
Fri., Nov. 11 Kennesaw State IOWA CITY TBA TBA
Sun., Nov. 13 Savannah State IOWA CITY TBA TBA
Thurs., Nov. 17 Seton Hall IOWA CITY 8 p.m. BTN
Sun., Nov. 20 UT Rio Grande Valley IOWA CITY TBA TBA
Fri., Nov. 25 vs. Virginia Destin, Fla. 6 p.m. CBS SN
Sat., Nov. 26 vs. Providence or Memphis Destin, Fla. 3 or 6 p.m. CBS SN
Tues., Nov. 29 at Notre Dame South Bend, Ind. 8 p.m. ESPN2
Sat., Dec. 3 Omaha IOWA CITY TBA TBA
Mon, Dec. 5 Stetson IOWA CITY TBA TBA
Thurs., Dec. 8 Iowa State IOWA CITY 7 p.m. ESPN2
Sat., Dec. 17 vs. Northern Iowa Des Moines, Iowa TBD TBA
Tues., Dec. 20 North Dakota IOWA CITY 8 p.m. BTN
Thurs., Dec. 22 Delaware State IOWA CITY 8 p.m. BTN
Wed., Dec. 28 at Purdue West Lafayette, Ind.
Sun., Jan. 1 Michigan IOWA CITY
Thurs., Jan. 5 at Nebraska Lincoln, Neb.
Sun., Jan. 8 Rutgers IOWA CITY
Thurs., Jan. 12 Purdue IOWA CITY
Sun., Jan. 15 at Northwestern Evanston, Ill.
Thurs., Jan. 19 Maryland IOWA CITY
Wed., Jan. 25 at Illinois Champaign, Ill.
Sat., Jan. 28 Ohio State IOWA CITY
Tues., Jan. 31 at Rutgers Piscataway, N.J.
Sun., Feb. 5 Nebraska IOWA CITY
Wed., Feb. 8 at Minnesota Minneapolis, Minn.
Sat., Feb. 11 at Michigan State East Lansing, Mich.
Sat., Feb. 18 Illinois IOWA CITY
Tues., Feb. 21 Indiana IOWA CITY
Sat., Feb. 25 at Maryland College Park, Md.
Thurs., March 2 at Wisconsin Madison, Wis.
Sun., March 5 Penn State IOWA CITY
Wed.-Sun., Mar. 8-12 at Big Ten Tournament Washington, D.C.