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Penn State Basketball: Big Ten Schedule Released

by on August 17, 2017 12:50 PM

Penn State basketball released its Big Ten schedule this week with the Nittany Lions starting out conference games in early December for the first time ever.

The Nittany Lions open the conference schedule on the road against Iowa on December 2, before returning home to face Wisconsin on December 4 .Big Ten play doesn’t resume until January when Penn State will travel to Maryland on January 2 before hosting Northwestern on January 6.

The rest of the conference home slate includes Nebraska (Jan. 12), Minnesota (Jan. 15), Rutgers (Jan. 27), Iowa (Feb. 3), Maryland (Feb. 7), Ohio State (Feb. 15), and Michigan (Feb. 21).

Road games include trips to Indiana (Jan. 9), Northwestern (Jan. 20), Ohio State (Jan. 25), Michigan State (Jan. 31), Illinois (Feb. 11), Purdue (Feb. 18) and Nebraska (Feb. 25) during Big Ten play.

The Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament is moving to Madison Square Garden in 2018. Due to conflicts with the Big East Tournament, this year’s Big Ten Tournament will take place a week earlier than usual — February 28-March 4. As a result, conference play is starting earlier than usual.

As previously reported Penn State will face the following teams during the out of conference portion of the schedule: Fairleigh Dickinson (Nov. 12), Montana Nov. 15), Columbia (Nov. 17), Oral Roberts (Nov. 24), George Washington (Dec. 9), Binghamton (Dec. 19), Rider (Dec. 22), and Coppin State (Dec. 30) in the non-conference. The Nittany Lions will go on the road against N.C. State on November 29 for the ACC-Big Ten Challenge and George Mason on December 17.


Ben Jones covers Penn State football and basketball for He's on Twitter as @Ben_Jones88.
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