The basketball schedule is has a couple areas of interest for Gopher fans. One of the first things that one might notice is that there is only one game against Bo Ryan and the Wisconsin Badgers.
The game will be played on December, 28th at the Kohl Center in Madison, Wisconsin. Last season brought only one matchup with the Badgers in which the Gophers dominated at home, winning by a score of 68-52. This season will be much tougher as the Gophers have to play the Badgers in Madison.
In 2009-2010, Wisconsin was near impossible to beat, posting a record of 16 wins with only one loss at home. The Gophers are going to have to play their best to escape Madison with a win.
Another area of note for the Big Ten schedule is that it will be much more spread out this year than it was last season. Last year, the Gophers played Michigan State twice in ten days and played Ohio State two times in the month of January.
This seasons Big Ten schedule spreads out the series between both these teams. Having more time between games against the same opponent will give the Gophers more time to prepare and improve for some of the toughest teams in the country.
Below is the entire Gopher basketball schedule.
Tue, Nov 02 Northeastern State (Exh.) Williams Arena TBA
Mon, Nov 08 Winona State (Exh.) Williams Arena TBA
Fri, Nov 12 Wofford Williams Arena TBA
Mon, Nov 15 Siena Williams Arena TBA
Thu, Nov 18 Western Kentucky at San Juan, P.R. 6:30 PM
Fri, Nov 19 Hofstra/North Carolina at San Juan, P.R. 5:00 PM/7:30 PM
Sun, Nov 21 TBD at San Juan, P.R. TBA
Wed, Nov 24 North Dakota State Williams Arena TBA
Mon, Nov 29 Virginia Williams Arena 6:00 PM
Sat, Dec 04 Cornell Williams Arena 7:00 PM
Wed, Dec 08 St. Joseph's at Philadelphia, Pa. TBA
Sat, Dec 11 Eastern Kentucky Williams Arena 12:00 PM
Wed, Dec 15 Akron Williams Arena 7:30 PM
Thu, Dec 23 South Dakota State Williams Arena TBA
Tue, Dec 28 Wisconsin at Madison, Wis. 6:00 PM
Fri, Dec 31 Michigan State at East Lansing, Mich. 3:00 PM
Tue, Jan 04 Indiana Williams Arena 6:00 PM
Sun, Jan 09 Ohio State at Columbus, Ohio TBA
Thu, Jan 13 Purdue Williams Arena 6:00 PM
Sun, Jan 16 Iowa Williams Arena TBA
Sat, Jan 22 Michigan at Ann Arbor, Mich. 6:00 PM
Wed, Jan 26 Northwestern Williams Arena 7:30 PM
Sat, Jan 29 Purdue at West Lafayette, Ind. 12:00 PM
Wed, Feb 02 Indiana at Bloomington, Ind. 5:30 PM
Sun, Feb 06 Ohio State Williams Arena 1:00 PM
Thu, Feb 10 Illinois Williams Arena 8:00 PM
Sun, Feb 13 Iowa at Iowa City, Iowa 5:00 PM
Thu, Feb 17 Penn State at University Park, Pa. 6:00 PM
Tue, Feb 22 Michigan State Williams Arena 8:00 PM
Sat, Feb 26 Michigan Williams Arena 3:30 PM
Wed, Mar 02/Thu, Mar 03 Northwestern at Evanston, Ill. TBA
Sun, Mar 06 Penn State Williams Arena 12:00 PM
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