Big Ten releases 2013-14 conference hoops slate

The Big Ten announced its 2013-14 men’s basketball conference schedule Wednesday afternoon, and there will be at least 49 games televised by CBS Sports or an ESPN Network. Remaining network assignments will be announced at a later date.

The Big Ten schedule will begin with four games on Tuesday, Dec. 31, including a New Year’s Eve doubleheader on ESPN2 featuring defending Big Ten Tournament Champion Ohio State at Purdue, followed by reigning Big Ten Champion Indiana at Illinois.

[ RELATED: View the 2013-14 men's basketball schedule (PDF) ]

The Big Ten season concludes on March 8 and 9, including a March 8 match up between the Hoosiers and 2013 national runner-up Michigan, the two teams that met in last year’s finale resulting in a last-second finish to clinch the outright title for Indiana.

The Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament will be held March 13-16 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis.

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shookwriter27 on 8/28/2013 @ 2:24pm EDT Said:

Indiana at Illinois might bring the students back to Champaign on New Year’s Eve.