ROSEMONT, Ill. – The Big Ten announced its 2016-17 men’s basketball conference schedule today. The conference season begins on Dec. 27, and culminates with the 20th annual Big Ten Tournament at the Verizon Center in Washington D.C. from March 8-12.

You can follow all IU and Purdue games on WSLM Radio as well as additional Big Ten games (to be announced) as well as the full Big Ten Tournament. 


The Big Ten schedule gets underway with four games on Tuesday, Dec. 27, with Maryland hosting Illinois, Minnesota entertaining Michigan State, Penn State welcoming Northwestern and Wisconsin hosting Rutgers. Defending Big Ten champion Indiana will entertain Nebraska on Wednesday, Dec. 28, while Purdue will welcome Iowa to Mackey Arena. Michigan and Ohio State will both open the Big Ten season on Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017, with the Wolverines traveling to Iowa and the Buckeyes visiting Illinois. The conference season concludes on Sunday, March 5.

The Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament will be held in Washington D.C. for the first time. All 14 teams will advance to the tournament, with two first-round games slated for Wednesday, March 8. The No. 12 seed will face the No. 13 seed, while the No. 11 seed will take on the No. 14 seed. The top four teams will receive first and second round byes and advance to the quarterfinals on Friday, March 10.

Television designations for the Big Ten men’s basketball conference schedule and Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament will be announced at a later date.

The complete 2016-17 Big Ten men’s basketball conference schedule can be found below:




27 Illinois at Maryland

Michigan State at Minnesota

Northwestern at Penn State

Rutgers at Wisconsin

28 Iowa at Purdue

Nebraska at Indiana

30 Northwestern at Michigan State


1 Michigan at Iowa

Minnesota at Purdue

Nebraska at Maryland

Ohio State at Illinois

Penn State at Rutgers

3 Wisconsin at Indiana

4 Penn State at Michigan

Rutgers at Michigan State

5 Iowa at Nebraska

Minnesota at Northwestern

Purdue at Ohio State

7 Illinois at Indiana

Maryland at Michigan

Michigan State vs. Penn State (The Palestra, Philadelphia, Pa.)

8 Northwestern at Nebraska

Ohio State at Minnesota

Rutgers at Iowa

Wisconsin at Purdue

10 Indiana at Maryland

11 Michigan at Illinois

Minnesota at Michigan State

12 Northwestern at Rutgers

Ohio State at Wisconsin

Purdue at Iowa

14 Maryland at Illinois

Minnesota at Penn State

Nebraska at Michigan

15 Iowa at Northwestern

Michigan State at Ohio State

Rutgers at Indiana

17 Illinois at Purdue

Michigan at Wisconsin

18 Indiana at Penn State

Ohio State at Nebraska

19 Maryland at Iowa

21 Illinois at Michigan

Michigan State at Indiana

Nebraska at Rutgers

Penn State at Purdue

Wisconsin at Minnesota

22 Northwestern at Ohio State

24 Penn State at Wisconsin

Purdue at Michigan State

Rutgers at Maryland

25 Iowa at Illinois

Minnesota at Ohio State

26 Indiana at Michigan

Nebraska at Northwestern

28 Illinois at Penn State

Maryland at Minnesota

Ohio State at Iowa

Wisconsin vs. Rutgers (Madison Square Garden, New York, N.Y.)

29 Indiana at Northwestern

Michigan at Michigan State

Purdue at Nebraska

31 Iowa at Rutgers

Maryland at Ohio State

Wisconsin at Illinois


1 Northwestern at Purdue

Penn State at Indiana

2 Michigan State at Nebraska

4 Minnesota at Illinois

Ohio State at Michigan

Purdue at Maryland

Rutgers at Penn State

5 Indiana at Wisconsin

Nebraska at Iowa

7 Illinois at Northwestern

Maryland at Penn State

Michigan State at Michigan

8 Iowa at Minnesota

Rutgers at Ohio State

9 Purdue at Indiana

Wisconsin at Nebraska

11 Iowa at Michigan State

Minnesota at Rutgers

Ohio State at Maryland

Penn State at Illinois

12 Michigan at Indiana

Northwestern at Wisconsin

14 Ohio State at Michigan State

Penn State at Nebraska

Rutgers at Purdue

15 Indiana at Minnesota

Maryland at Northwestern

16 Wisconsin at Michigan

18 Illinois at Iowa

Michigan State at Purdue

Rutgers at Northwestern

18 or 19 Nebraska at Ohio State

19 Maryland at Wisconsin

Michigan at Minnesota

21 Indiana at Iowa

Northwestern at Illinois

Purdue at Penn State

22 Michigan at Rutgers

Minnesota at Maryland

23 Nebraska at Michigan State

Wisconsin at Ohio State

25 Iowa at Maryland

Purdue at Michigan

25 or 26 Northwestern at Indiana

Penn State at Minnesota

Wisconsin at Michigan State

26 Illinois at Nebraska

28 Indiana at Purdue

Maryland at Rutgers

Ohio State at Penn State


1 Michigan at Northwestern

Michigan State at Illinois

2 Iowa at Wisconsin

Nebraska at Minnesota

4 Illinois at Rutgers

Indiana at Ohio State

4 or 5 Purdue at Northwestern

5 Michigan at Nebraska

Michigan State at Maryland

Minnesota at Wisconsin

Penn State at Iowa

8 Big Ten Tournament Game #1

Big Ten Tournament Game #2

9 Big Ten Tournament Game #3

Big Ten Tournament Game #4

Big Ten Tournament Game #5

Big Ten Tournament Game #6

10 Big Ten Tournament Game #7

Big Ten Tournament Game #8

Big Ten Tournament Game #9

Big Ten Tournament Game #10

11 Big Ten Tournament Semifinal #1

Big Ten Tournament Semifinal #2

12 Big Ten Tournament Championship