BTN Announces 2015-16 Men’s Conference Basketball TV Schedule

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BTN Announces 2015-16 Men’s Conference Basketball TV Schedule

CHICAGO – Coming off a season in which two Big Ten teams reached the Final Four and Wisconsin advanced to the National Championship Game, BTN’s 2015-16 men’s basketball schedule will feature more than 75 conference matchups. The slate includes five Big Ten Tournament games and nine straight 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.

Big Ten Conference play on BTN tips off on Dec. 29 with a pair of games, as Purdue travels to Madison to take on Wisconsin and Michigan State visits Iowa City to square off with the Hawkeyes. Jan. 30 is home to a special doubleheader, featuring Michigan and Penn State at Madison Square Garden. The men’s basketball programs will face each other at noon ET, while the men’s hockey teams will take to the ice at 7 p.m. ET.

BTN is also home to 12 total games for preseason conference favorite Maryland, both in and out of league play.

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 nonconference action, including:

• Two of the inaugural Gavitt Tipoff Games, named in honor of Big East founder Dave Gavitt and featuring contests between the two conferences. BTN’s games are Creighton at Indiana Nov. 19 and Xavier at Michigan Nov. 20.
• Two neutral-site nonconference showdowns, with Oklahoma State vs. Minnesota at the Sanford Pentagon in Sioux Falls and Butler vs. Purdue at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis.

BTN rounds out the year by televising five tournament games, including an opening-round game on Wednesday, March 9; two second-round games on Thursday, March 10; and a pair of quarterfinal games on Friday, March 11.

The Journey: Big Ten Basketball 2016 and Big Ten Basketball & Beyond will return in January.

BTN 2015-16 Men’s Basketball Conference Television Schedule: (All Times Eastern)

Date Visiting Team Home Team Time (ET)
December 29, 2015 Purdue at Wisconsin 7:00 PM
December 29, 2015 Michigan State at Iowa 9:00 PM
December 30, 2015 Minnesota at Ohio State 7:00 PM
January 2, 2016 Penn State at Michigan 12:00 PM
January 2, 2016 Rutgers at Wisconsin 2:00 PM
January 2, 2016 Indiana at Nebraska 4:00 PM
January 2, 2016 Iowa at Purdue 6:00 PM
January 2, 2016 Maryland at Northwestern 8:00 PM
January 3, 2016 Illinois at Ohio State 5:00 PM
January 5, 2016 Minnesota at Penn State 7:00 PM
January 5, 2016 Nebraska at Iowa 9:00 PM
January 6, 2016 Rutgers at Maryland 7:00 PM
January 6, 2016 Ohio State at Northwestern 9:00 PM
January 9, 2016 Northwestern at Minnesota 12 or 2:30 PM
January 10, 2016 Michigan State at Penn State 12:00 PM
January 10, 2016 Purdue at Illinois 2 or 6 PM
January 12, 2016 Wisconsin at Northwestern 7:00 PM
January 12, 2016 Minnesota at Nebraska 9:00 PM
January 13, 2016 Rutgers at Ohio State 6:30 PM
January 13, 2016 Penn State at Purdue 8:30 PM
January 16, 2016 Indiana at Minnesota 12:30 PM
January 16, 2016 Nebraska at Illinois 2:30 PM
January 17, 2016 Michigan at Iowa 2 or 4:30 PM
January 18, 2016 Purdue at Rutgers 7:00 PM
January 19, 2016 Northwestern at Maryland 8:00 PM
January 20, 2016 Nebraska at Michigan State 6:30 PM
January 20, 2016 Minnesota at Michigan 8:30 PM
January 21, 2016 Wisconsin at Penn State 8:00 PM
January 23, 2016 Illinois at Minnesota 6, 7, 8 or 9 PM
January 24, 2016 Purdue at Iowa 1:00 PM
January 25, 2016 Penn State at Ohio State 7:00 PM
January 27, 2016 Rutgers at Michigan 7:00 PM
January 27, 2016 Purdue at Minnesota 9:00 PM
January 28, 2016 Ohio State at Illinois 9:00 PM
January 30, 2016 Michigan vs. Penn State 12:00 PM
January 30, 2016 Minnesota at Indiana 2:15 PM
January 30, 2016 Nebraska at Purdue 4:30 PM
January 31, 2016 Northwestern at Iowa 3:00 PM
January 31, 2016 Rutgers at Michigan State 5:15 PM
January 31, 2016 Wisconsin at Illinois 7:30 PM
February 3, 2016 Illinois at Rutgers 6:30 PM
February 3, 2016 Maryland at Nebraska 8:30 PM
February 4, 2016 Minnesota at Northwestern 9:00 PM
February 6, 2016 Indiana at Penn State 8:00 PM
February 7, 2016 Iowa at Illinois 1:00 PM
February 9, 2016 Northwestern at Ohio State 8:00 PM
February 10, 2016 Nebraska at Wisconsin 7:00 PM
February 10, 2016 Michigan at Minnesota 9:00 PM
February 13, 2016 Ohio State at Rutgers 4:00 PM
February 13, 2016 Illinois at Northwestern 8:00 PM
February 14, 2016 Minnesota at Iowa 7:30 PM
February 16, 2016 Northwestern at Purdue 7:00 PM
February 16, 2016 Rutgers at Illinois 9:00 PM
February 17, 2016 Iowa at Penn State 6:30 PM
February 17, 2016 Nebraska at Indiana 8:30 PM
February 18, 2016 Maryland at Minnesota 8:00 PM
February 20, 2016 TBD at TBD 7 or 9 PM
February 21, 2016 TBD at TBD 7:30 PM
February 23, 2016 Rutgers at Minnesota 8:30 PM
February 24, 2016 Northwestern at Michigan 7:00 PM
February 24, 2016 Wisconsin at Iowa 9:00 PM
February 27 or February 28 2016 TBD at TBD 12:00 PM or 6:00 PM
February 28, 2016 TBD at TBD 7:30 or 8 PM
February 28, 2016 Penn State at Michigan State 12:00 PM
March 1, 2016 Purdue at Nebraska 8:00 PM
March 2, 2016 Michigan State at Rutgers 7:00 PM
March 2, 2016 Wisconsin at Minnesota 9:00 PM
March 5, 2016 Minnesota at Rutgers 1:00 PM
March 5, 2016 Iowa at Michigan 8:00 PM
March 6, 2016 Illinois at Penn State 12:00 PM
March 6, 2016 Nebraska at Northwestern 2:00 PM
March 6, 2016 TBD at TBD 7:30 PM
Wednesday, March 9, 2016 Big Ten Tournament Game #2 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse 7:00 PM
Thursday, March 10, 2016 Big Ten Tournament Game #3 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse 12:00 PM
Thursday, March 10, 2016 Big Ten Tournament Game #4 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse 25 minutes after Game 3
Friday, March 11, 2016 Big Ten Tournament Game #9 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse 6:30 PM
Friday, March 11, 2016 Big Ten Tournament Game #10 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse 25 minutes after Game 9
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