Big Ten Men’s College Basketball Television Schedule

ESPN and the Big Ten Conference announced its 2010-11 men’s college basketball schedule for coverage on ESPN and ESPN2. will simulcast every ESPN and ESPN2 telecast. Conference action will tip off Tuesday, Dec. 28 with Minnesota at Wisconsin at 7 p.m. on ESPN2.

On average, ESPN and ESPN2 will combine to televise three Big Ten games a week, highlighted by a telecast every Tuesday as part of the popular weekly Super Tuesday Presented by KFC Big Ten doubleheader with the SEC beginning Jan. 11 with Wisconsin at Michigan State. ESPN or ESPN2 will also televise a Big Ten game every Thursday beginning Jan. 6 with Northwestern at Illinois and at least one game every weekend from Jan. 22 to March 5.

ESPN’s eight-week College GameDay Driven by State Farm and Saturday Primetime Presented by DIRECTV game-of-the-week series will originate from two Big Ten sites (Michigan State at Purdue Jan. 22 and Illinois at Michigan State Feb. 19).

Overall, the networks will combine to televise 29 conference games in addition to an extensive schedule of non-conference action (schedule to be determined). Over the course of the 2010-11 season, every school in the conference will be showcased on ESPN or ESPN2.

In March, ESPN and ESPN2 will combine to televise four games of the Big Ten Conference Championship.

ESPN, ESPN2 and 2010-11 Big Ten Men’s Basketball Schedule (Schedule subject to change)

Date Time (ET) Game Network
Tue, Dec 28 7 p.m. Minnesota at Wisconsin ESPN
Fri, Dec 31 Noon Northwestern at Purdue ESPN
  6 p.m. Ohio State at Indiana ESPN
Tue, Jan 4 7 p.m. Indiana at Minnesota ESPN
Thu, Jan 6 9 p.m. Northwestern at Illinois ESPN
Tue, Jan 11 7 p.m. Wisconsin at Michigan State ESPN
Thu, Jan 13 7 p.m. Purdue at Minnesota ESPN
Tue, Jan 18 7 p.m. Michigan State at Illinois ESPN
Thu, Jan 20 9 p.m. Indiana at Wisconsin ESPN
Sat, Jan 22 9 p.m. Michigan State at Purdue ESPN
Tue, Jan 25 9 p.m. Purdue at Ohio State ESPN
Thu, Jan 27 7 p.m. Michigan at Michigan State ESPN
Sat, Jan 29 6 p.m. Ohio State at Northwestern ESPN
Tue, Feb 1 7 p.m. Purdue at Wisconsin ESPN
Thu, Feb 3 7 p.m. Michigan at Ohio State ESPN
Sat, Feb 5 4 p.m. Iowa at Indiana ESPN
Sun, Feb 6 2 p.m. Ohio State at Minnesota ESPN
Tue, Feb 8 7 p.m. Indiana at Purdue ESPN
Thu, Feb 10 9 p.m. Illinois at Minnesota ESPN
Sat, Feb 12 2 p.m. Ohio State at Wisconsin ESPN
Tue, Feb 15 9 p.m. Michigan State at Ohio State ESPN
Thu, Feb 17 7 p.m. Minnesota at Penn State ESPN
Sat, Feb 19 9 p.m. Illinois at Michigan State ESPN
Tue, Feb 22 7 p.m. Illinois at Ohio State ESPN
Thu, Feb 24 9 p.m. Penn State at Northwestern ESPN
Sun, Feb 27 1 p.m. Wildcard Selection (Purdue at Michigan State, Indiana at Ohio State or Iowa at Illinois) ESPN
Tue, Mar 1 7 p.m. Illinois at Purdue ESPN
Thu, Mar 3 9 p.m. Wildcard Selection (Minnesota at Northwestern or Wisconsin at Indiana) ESPN
Sat, Mar 5 4 p.m. Wildcard (Wisconsin at Ohio State, Indiana at Illinois or Purdue at Iowa) ESPN