UM announces Big Ten basketball schedule

BY foxsports • August 30, 2012

Minnesota will ring in the New Year by opening Big Ten Conference play.

The Gophers and the Big Ten released its 2012-13 conference schedule Thursday and UM will open conference play on New Year's Eve, hosting Michigan State at Williams Arena.

Seven of the other 11 Big Ten teams will play home-and-home series with Minnesota, with the Gophers playing Michigan and Penn State only at home and Ohio State and Purdue just on the road.

Minnesota went 6-12 and finished tied for ninth place in the Big Ten last season. The Gophers have gone 38-49 in conference play during coach Tubby Smith's five seasons at the helm, finishing no higher than sixth place.

The Gophers' Big Ten schedule is listed below. Game times and television schedules will be released at a later date. 

Dec. 31: vs. Michigan State

Jan. 6: vs. Northwestern

Jan. 9: at Illinois

Jan. 12: at Indiana

Jan. 17: vs. Michigan

Jan. 23: at Northwestern

Jan. 26. at Wisconsin

Jan. 29: vs. Nebraska

Feb. 3: vs. Iowa

Feb. 6: at Michigan State

Feb. 10: vs. Illinois

Feb. 14: vs. Wisconsin

Feb. 17: at Iowa

Feb. 20: at Ohio State

Feb. 26: vs. Indiana

March 2-3: vs. Penn State

March 6: at Nebraska

March 9: at Purdue

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