Big Ten Basketball Coaches Have Agreed to a 20-Game Conference Schedule, Per Report

By James Grega on October 16, 2017 at 11:41 am
Chris Holtmann

The Big Ten's basketball coaches have agreed to add conference games to their schedules starting in 2018-19, according to a report from Jon Rothstein of FanRag Sports.

Currently, Big Ten teams play 18 regular season conference games. According to Rothstein's report, however, the conference slate is expected to get pushed to 20 games as early as next season.

If the change is made, it would be the second alteration to the conference schedule in as many years. The Big Ten moved two conference games to early December in the 2017-18 schedule in order to move the Big Ten Tournament up a week so it could be played at Madison Square Garden in New York City. 

The Big Ten last adjusted its number of conference games in 2007-08, when it moved from a 16-game conference schedule to 18 games. 

The Big Ten is set to hold its basketball media day in New York City on Thursday. Make sure to check back with Eleven Warriors for coverage from the Big Apple. 

Ohio State's upcoming 2017-18 schedule can be seen below. 

Date Opponent Location Time TV Result
SUN  11/05/17 COLLEGE of WOOSTER 1 Columbus, Ohio 4 p.m. BTN Plus
FRI  11/10/17 ROBERT MORRIS Columbus, Ohio 7 p.m. BTN Plus
SUN  11/12/17 RADFORD Columbus, Ohio 2:30 p.m. BTN Plus
THU  11/16/17 TEXAS SOUTHERN Columbus, Ohio 7 p.m. BTN Plus
SUN  11/19/17 NORTHEASTERN Columbus, Ohio 2 p.m. BTN Plus
THU  11/23/17 GONZAGA 2 Portland, Ore. Midnight/9 p.m. PT ESPN2
FRI  11/24/17 FLORIDA/STANFORD 2 Portland, Ore. TBA TBA
SUN  11/26/17 TBD 2 Portland, Ore. TBA TBA
WED  11/29/17 CLEMSON 3 Columbus, Ohio 7:15 p.m. ESPN2
SAT  12/02/17 WISCONSIN Madison, Wis. 5 p.m. FOX
MON  12/04/17 MICHIGAN Columbus, Ohio 6:30 p.m. FS1
SAT  12/09/17 WILLIAM and MARY Columbus, Ohio Noon BTN Plus
SAT  12/16/17 APPALACHIAN STATE Columbus, Ohio 6 p.m. BTN
TUE  12/19/17 THE CITADEL Columbus, Ohio 7 p.m. BTN
SAT  12/23/17 NORTH CAROLINA 4 New Orleans, La. 1:30 p.m. CBS
SAT  12/30/17 MIAMI (OHIO) Columbus, Ohio Noon ESPNU
THU  01/04/18 IOWA Iowa City, Iowa 7 p.m. ESPNU
SUN  01/07/18 MICHIGAN STATE Columbus, Ohio 1:30 p.m. or 4:30 p.m. CBS
THU  01/11/18 MARYLAND Columbus, Ohio 7 p.m. ESPN/ESPN2
SUN  01/14/18 RUTGERS Piscataway, N.J. 7 p.m. BTN
WED  01/17/18 NORTHWESTERN Rosemont, Ill. 9 p.m. BTN
SAT  01/20/18 MINNESOTA New York, N.Y. Noon BTN
MON  01/22/18 NEBRASKA Columbus, Ohio 8 p.m. BTN
THU  01/25/18 PENN STATE Columbus, Ohio 8 p.m. BTN
TUE  01/30/18 INDIANA Columbus, Ohio 7 p.m. ESPN/ESPN2
SUN  02/04/18 ILLINOIS Columbus, Ohio Noon FS1
WED  02/07/18 PURDUE West Lafayette, Ind. 8:30 p.m. BTN
SAT  02/10/18 IOWA Columbus, Ohio 6 p.m. or 8 p.m. BTN
THU  02/15/18 PENN STATE State College, Pa. 8 p.m. BTN
SUN  02/18/18 MICHIGAN Ann Arbor, Mich. 1 p.m. CBS
TUE  02/20/18 RUTGERS Columbus, Ohio 7 p.m. BTN
FRI  02/23/18 INDIANA Bloomington, Ind. 8 p.m. FS1

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  3. Big Ten/ACC Challenge
  4. CBS Sports Classic
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