BTN announces 2016-17 men's Big Ten Conference basketball television schedule

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BTN announces 2016-17 men's Big Ten Conference basketball television schedule

Coming off a season in which seven Big Ten teams were selected to participate in the NCAA Tournament with three reaching the Elite Eight, BTN’s 2016-17 men’s basketball schedule will feature more than 75 conference matchups. The slate includes five Big Ten Tournament games and 10 consecutive weeks of “Super Wednesday” doubleheaders, presented by Buffalo Wild Wings. All games can be streamed via the web, smartphones, tablets and connected devices on BTN2Go, BTN’s digital extension.

Throughout conference play, BTN will be home to 35 games involving Big Ten teams that finished in the top 25 of the USA Today sports men’s basketball coaches poll, including Indiana, Maryland, Michigan State, Purdue and Wisconsin. Conference play begins on Dec. 28 with an opening night doubleheader, as Nebraska travels to Bloomington to take on the Indiana Hoosiers and Iowa visits the Purdue Boilermakers in West Lafayette.

January 28 will be “Super Saturday” on BTN, with a hockey-basketball doubleheader featuring Wisconsin, Rutgers and Ohio State at Madison Square Garden. The Wisconsin and Rutgers men’s basketball programs will face each other at noon ET, while the Wisconsin and Ohio State men’s hockey teams will take to the ice at 7 p.m. ET.

Additionally, the network’s season-long coverage will include Tuesday and Thursday games presented by Quicken Loans and frequent doubleheaders on Saturdays and Sundays.

BTN will also televise plenty of non-conference action, including the defending national champion Villanova Wildcats at Purdue on Nov. 14 as part of the Gavitt Tipoff Games. On Dec. 3, Oklahoma, fresh off a Final Four appearance, travels to Madison to take on the Badgers, while the Oklahoma State Cowboys visit College Park to take on the Maryland Terrapins. In-state rivalry games will feature Creighton and Nebraska on Dec. 7 and Butler and Indiana in the Crossroads Classic in Indianapolis on Dec. 17.

BTN rounds out the year by televising five tournament games, including an opening-round game on Wednesday, March 8; two second-round games on Thursday, March 9; and a pair of quarterfinal games on Friday, March 10.

The Journey: Big Ten Basketball 2017 and Big Ten Basketball & Beyond will return in January, along with the BTN Tip Off Show presented by Auto-Owners Insurance. BTN will also debut two new Big Ten Elite basketball episodes next year, following the 1976 Rutgers Scarlet Knights and the 2015 Wisconsin Badgers.

Date Visiting Team Home Team Site Time (ET)
December 28, 2016 Nebraska at Indiana Bloomington, IN 7:00 PM
December 28, 2016 Iowa at Purdue West Lafayette, IN 9:00 PM
December 30, 2016 Northwestern at Michigan State East Lansing, MI 6:00 PM
January 1, 2017 Ohio State at Illinois Champaign, IL TBD
January 1, 2017 Nebraska at Maryland College Park, MD TBD
January 1, 2017 Minnesota at Purdue West Lafayette, IN TBD
January 1, 2017 Michigan at Iowa Iowa City, IA TBD
January 4, 2017 Rutgers at Michigan State East Lansing, MI 6:30 PM
January 4, 2017 Penn State at Michigan Ann Arbor, MI 8:30 PM
January 5, 2017 Iowa at Nebraska Lincoln, NE 9:00 PM
January 8, 2017 Rutgers at Iowa Iowa City, IA 2:15 or 4:30 PM
January 8, 2017 Northwestern at Nebraska Lincoln, NE 2:15 or 4:30 PM
January 8, 2017 Ohio State at Minnesota Minneapolis, MN 7:30 PM
January 11, 2017 Minnesota at Michigan State East Lansing, MI 7:00 PM
January 11, 2017 Michigan at Illinois Champaign, IL 9:00 PM
January 12, 2017 Purdue at Iowa Iowa City, IA 9:00 PM
January 14, 2017 Nebraska at Michigan Ann Arbor, MI 2:00 PM
January 15, 2017 Rutgers at Indiana Bloomington, IN 12 or 4:30 PM
January 15, 2017 Iowa at Northwestern Evanston, IL 7:30 PM
January 17, 2017 Illinois at Purdue West Lafayette, IN 7:00 PM
January 18, 2017 Indiana at Penn State University Park, PA 7:00 PM
January 18, 2017 Ohio State at Nebraska Lincoln, NE 9:00 PM
January 21, 2017 Penn State at Purdue West Lafayette, IN 12:00 PM
January 21, 2017 Illinois at Michigan Ann Arbor, MI 2:15 PM
January 21, 2017 Wisconsin at Minnesota Minneapolis, MN 4:30 PM
January 22, 2017 Northwestern at Ohio State Columbus, OH 1:00 PM
January 24, 2017 Rutgers at Maryland College Park, MD 7:00 PM
January 24, 2017 Penn State at Wisconsin Madison, WI 9:00 PM
January 25, 2017 Minnesota at Ohio State Columbus, OH 7:00 PM
January 25, 2017 Iowa at Illinois Champaign, IL 9:00 PM
January 26, 2017 Nebraska at Northwestern Evanston, IL 8:00 PM
January 28, 2017 Wisconsin vs. Rutgers New York, NY 12:00 PM
January 28, 2017 Maryland at Minnesota Minneapolis, MN 2:15 PM
January 28, 2017 Illinois at Penn State University Park, PA 4:30 PM
January 29, 2017 Purdue at Nebraska Lincoln, NE 4:30 PM
January 29, 2017 Indiana at Northwestern Evanston, IL 6:30 PM
January 31, 2017 Iowa at Rutgers Piscataway, NJ 7:00 PM
January 31, 2017 Wisconsin at Illinois Champaign, IL 9:00 PM
February 1, 2017 Penn State at Indiana Bloomington, IN 6:30 PM
February 1, 2017 Northwestern at Purdue West Lafayette, IN 8:30 PM
February 4, 2017 Minnesota at Illinois Champaign, IL 4:00 PM
February 5, 2017 Nebraska at Iowa Iowa City, IA 2:00 PM
February 7, 2017 Maryland at Penn State University Park, PA 6:00 PM
February 7, 2017 Illinois at Northwestern Evanston, IL 8:00 PM
February 8, 2017 Rutgers at Ohio State Columbus, OH 7:00 PM
February 8, 2017 Iowa at Minnesota Minneapolis, MN 9:00 PM
February 9, 2017 Wisconsin at Nebraska Lincoln, NE 9:00 PM
February 11, 2017 Penn State at Illinois Champaign, IL 2:00 PM
February 11, 2017 Iowa at Michigan State East Lansing, MI 6:00 PM
February 12, 2017 Northwestern at Wisconsin Madison, WI 6:30 PM
February 14, 2017 Rutgers at Purdue West Lafayette, IN 7:00 PM
February 14, 2017 Penn State at Nebraska Lincoln, NE 9:00 PM
February 15, 2017 Maryland at Northwestern Evanston, IL 7:00 PM
February 15, 2017 Indiana at Minnesota Minneapolis, MN 9:00 PM
February 18, 2017 Illinois at Iowa Iowa City, IA 2:00 PM
February 18, 2017 TBD at TBD TBD 6:00 PM
February 19, 2017 TBD at TBD TBD 7:00 PM
February 21, 2017 Purdue at Penn State University Park, PA 6:00 PM
February 21, 2017 Northwestern at Illinois Champaign, IL 8:00 PM
February 22, 2017 Michigan at Rutgers Piscataway, NJ 6:30 PM
February 22, 2017 Minnesota at Maryland College Park, MD 8:30 PM
February 25, 2017 TBD at TBD TBD TBD
February 25, 2017 TBD at TBD TBD TBD
February 26, 2017 Illinois at Nebraska Lincoln, NE 7:30 PM
February 28, 2017 Maryland at Rutgers Piscataway, NJ 6:30 PM
February 28, 2017 Ohio State at Penn State University Park, PA 8:30 PM
March 1, 2017 Michigan at Northwestern Evanston, IL 7:00 PM
March 1, 2017 Michigan State at Illinois Champaign, IL 9:00 PM
March 4, 2017 TBD at TBD TBD 2:00 PM
March 5, 2017 Penn State at Iowa Iowa City, IA 1:00 PM
March 5, 2017 TBD at TBD TBD 6:00 PM
March 5, 2017 Michigan at Nebraska Lincoln, NE 8:00 PM
March 8, 2017 Big Ten Tournament First Round at Big Ten Tournament Washington, D.C. 7:00 PM
March 9, 2017 Big Ten Tournament Second Round at Big Ten Tournament Washington, D.C. 12:00 PM
March 9, 2017 Big Ten Tournament Second Round at Big Ten Tournament Washington, D.C. 2:30 PM
March 10, 2017 Big Ten Tournament Quarterfinal at Big Ten Tournament Washington, D.C. 6:30 PM
March 10, 2017 Big Ten Tournament Quarterfinal at Big Ten Tournament Washington, D.C. 9:00 PM
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