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    Big Ten Announces 2012-13 Conference Schedule

    All-Big Ten selection Drew Crawford and the Wildcats conclude their home schedule March 7 vs. Penn State.

    All-Big Ten selection Drew Crawford and the Wildcats conclude their home schedule March 7 vs. Penn State.

    Aug. 30, 2012

    2012-13 Northwestern Men's Basketball Schedule
    2012-13 Big Ten Men's Basketball Schedule (PDF)

    EVANSTON, Ill. - The Big Ten Conference announced on Thursday the 2012-13 conference men's basketball schedule. Northwestern opens its 2012-13 Big Ten men's basketball slate Jan. 3 at home against Michigan.

    Game times and television designations will be announced in the near future.

    Following the league-opener against the Wolverines, NU heads out on the road for three of its next four contests as it makes trips to Minnesota (Jan. 6) and Penn State (Jan. 10).

    The 'Cats return home three days later as they square off against Iowa. Northwestern next makes the trek to Champaign to battle Illinois in a midweek game on Jan. 17.

    NU's lone contest against Indiana of the season is set for Jan. 20 as the Hoosiers come to Welsh-Ryan Arena. The season series with Minnesota concludes on Jan. 23 as the Golden Gophers come to Evanston.

    Northwestern makes its first trip to Lincoln to face Nebraska on Jan. 26. It is the only regular-season meeting between the Wildcats and the Huskers of the campaign and opens a stretch during which NU plays four out of five games on the road. The 'Cats next wrap up their series with Michigan in Ann Arbor four days later.

    A first meeting with Purdue is on tap Feb. 2 as the Boilermakers make a weekend trip to Welsh-Ryan Arena. Northwestern's first of two byes in the schedule follows, leading into back-to-back road games at Iowa (Feb. 9) as well as a Valentine's Day matchup at Ohio State.

    After playing four out of five on the road, the Wildcats play four of their next five games in Evanston to wrap up the home slate. The stretch gets started with a Sunday matchup against Illinois on Feb. 17 before NU finally plays its one contest against Wisconsin at home Feb. 20.

    A road game at Purdue is set for Feb. 24 before the Wildcats conclude their home schedule with games against Ohio State (Feb. 28) and a Senior Night matchup with Penn State (March 7).

    Northwestern has to wait until the very last game of the regular season to see Michigan State as the teams meet on March 10 in East Lansing.



    The 2013 Big Ten Men's Basketball Tournament is scheduled for March 14-17 as it makes its return to the United Center in Chicago.

    Deposits for season tickets for the 2012-13 Northwestern men's basketball season are currently being accepted. For more information, please call 888-GO-PURPLE.


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