The Big Ten today announced the 2016-17 conference basketball schedule.
The defending Big Ten champion Indiana Hoosiers open Big Ten play with three consecutive home games, starting Tuesday, Dec. 28, against Nebraska.
Indiana closes the conference season with four of its final five games on the road, the first Big Ten team to do that since Northwestern in 2009.
The Hoosiers have won the Big Ten regular-season title in two of the past four seasons.
Tipoff times and televisions designations will be announced when they are set by the Big Ten's various television partners.
Nov. 5 vs. Bellarmine University (Bloomington)
Nov. 11 vs. Kansas in Pearl Harbor (Hawaii) in Armed Forces Classic
Nov. 16 vs. UMass-Lowell* (Bloomington)
Nov. 19 vs. Liberty* (Bloomington)
Nov. 22 vs. IPFW* at the Fort Wayne Coliseum
Nov. 27 vs. Mississippi Valley State*(Bloomington)
Nov. 30 vs. North Carolina in Big Ten-ACC Challenge (Bloomington)
Dec. 2 vs. SIU Edwardsville (Bloomington)
Dec. 4 vs. SE Missouri State (Bloomington)
Dec. 10 vs. Houston Baptist (Bloomington)
Dec. 17 vs. Butler in Crossroads Classic at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis
Dec. 19 vs. Delaware State (Bloomington)
Dec. 22 vs. Austin Peay State (Bloomington)
Dec. 28 vs. Nebraska (Bloomington)
Dec. 31 vs. Louisville at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis
Jan 3. vs. Wisconsin (Bloomington)
Jan. 7 vs. Illinois (Bloomington)
Jan. 10 at Maryland
Jan. 15 vs. Rutgers (Bloomington)
Jan. 18 at Penn State
Jan. 21 vs. Michigan State (Bloomington)
Jan. 26 at Michigan
Jan. 29 at Northwestern
Feb. 1 vs. Penn State (Bloomington)
Feb. 5 at Wisconsin
Feb. 9 vs. Purdue (Bloomington)
Feb. 12 vs. Michigan (Bloomington)
Feb. 15 at Minnesota
Feb. 21 at Iowa
Feb. 25 or 26 vs. Northwestern (Bloomington)
Feb. 28 at Purdue
March 4 at Ohio State
March 8-12 — Big Ten Tournament, Verizon Center, Washington, D.C.
* - Indiana Classic
(Note: Non-conference games based on announcements from other schools and events. IU has not formally announced its non-conference schedule.)